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Zenaïde

by Jean D.L.

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Zenaïde is a thrilling piece with a very cinematic feel to it, meticulously constructed by Jean D.L. with the auditory input of an impressive list of participating artists, which include Aki Onda, Rhodri Davies, Joke Lanz, My Cat is an Alien, Andy Moor, Karen Willems, John Dikeman, Julia Kent, Jasper Stadhouders, Mauro A. Pawlowski and many more. The stunning black and white photographs of Bénédicte Blondeau on the 6 panel album cover further enhance the cinematographic qualities of this feat.

"The project started in the bud I think with Lee Ranaldo's album 'Outside My Window The City Is Never Silent: A Bestiary' on which Lee uses 'recycled' samples from him and other musicians to compose his own pieces. That way of creating music had impressed me very much when hearing it the first time. At the same time, I am formed as a filmmaker, so I like to create cinematic music pieces. Furthermore over the years of programming, mixing, and playing I have met a lot of interesting and very diverse musicians whose work I love. From all of these elements together started to grow the idea over the years to create a soundtrack to an imaginary, non-existing film using only samples of what musician friends were willing to send me and some sounds from my archive."

Jean De Lacoste is simultaneously a musician and a video artist, but the approach he has to organised sounds and organised images seems reversed – his music, either when he plays the guitar or when he uses field recordings, is an imagetic and somewhat hazy soundscape, while his musically structured films try to provoke abstract emotions through the titillation of memories and landscape.

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released June 30, 2022

With the participation of :
Mich Leemans, Jef Mertens, Winter Family, Andy Moor, Karen Willems, Sébastien Sth Biset, Joke Lanz, Jozef Dumoulin, Sandrine Verstraete, Roxie Rookie, Impostor, John Dikeman, Colette Broeckaert, Jean-Philippe Poncin, Julia Kent, Aki Onda, Jasper Stadhouders, My Cat Is An Alien, Gilbert van Drunen, Rhodri Davies, Nele Möller, Mauro A. Pawlowski, Marc Jacobs.

Arrangement & mix by Jean D.L.
Mastering: Richard Comte
Photos: Bénédicte Blondeau
Layout: Harco Rutgers

This Album is co released with ESC.REC.

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NUNC. Paris, France

Nunc is an independent label dedicated to liberated, open music, centred around the experience of sound in the moment ; a free space for research and collaboration.
Nunc est un Label indépendant dédié aux Musiques Libres réunies autour de l’experience de l’instant et du son;
un espace ouvert de recherche et de partage.
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