- Date: 21.04.2023
- Format: Cassette and Digital
- Record Label: Industrial Coast
- Country: UK
- Genre: Experimental
Started in 2020, this project aims to gather two entities, separate in space but close
in spirit. On the one side, a magical call escaped from the desert sand and the salted
sea. On the other side, its echo responds, heaving from the depth of a chasmal land,
an incantation told by an ancient seer spun like old yarn with strings, chants and percussions
AKSU is the project of Pierre Arese (Drums and Percussions) and Guillaume Cazalet (Guitar, Bass and Vocals) Guillaume and Pierre started AKSU in 2012. After a few self-released works, their first album "The Way to Destroy and Create Things" came out on Paradigms Recordings in November 2013. Since then, AKSU took part in numerous projects, including Neptunian Maximalism.
AKSU contribute with SIDE A: Erg Namib, emerged from live sessions that took part in Brussels between 2018 and 2020. At that time, the aim of those sessions was to find a commune energy to connect ourselves with our surroundings. Erg Namib is a successful attempt to reach this goal.
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Guillaume Cazalet at Homo Sensibilis Sounds Studio, Brussels.
Il Santo Bevitore and THE SEER come together with their first collaboration to date.
ISB (Drums, Percussions, Electronics) is Nicola Serra’s ethnographic research and sound project which explores folklore and pagan mysteries from his native land of Sardinia. Nicola is an Italian born musician, producer and sound engineer based in London. He’s the founder and curator of Dronica, renowned experimental sound-art UK festival, as well as the curator and resident artist of Ritualtronics. ISB has performed across Europe and has released on a number of labels such
as Opal Tapes, Aurora Borealis, An Trinse, Champion Version, Borders Of Known, Modern Bon, Attenuation Circuit and Amek Collective.
THE SEER (Cello, Vocals, Piano and Flute) is the performance and sound project created by London based artist Conny Prantera. The Seer is a multimedia live performance that interlocks A/V, music, theatre and performance art. The project is based on unpublished writings that explore the story of a prophet in a timeless frame, floating between Homeric myths and personal memoir.
The Seer was nominated by Red Bull Academy as one of the “7 women audiovisual artists pushing boundaries and challenging perceptions.”
The Seer was also named by Elephant Magazine as one of “the Women Rewriting the Audiovisual Rulebook” and by The Quietus as part of the “New Weird Britannia” music phenomenon.
ISB & THE SEER contribute with SIDE B: STONES (I, II, III), a short trilogy based on The Völuspá, an Old Norse poem that describes the life cycles of birth, death and rebirth through the words of a Seeress, or Völva, called by Odin to share her memories and prophecies with humankind. The three tracks are the result of a semi-improvised jam meticulously edited and enhanced.
All music written and performed ISB and THE SEER.
Engineered, Produced and Mixed by Nicola Serra.