Gérard Grisey - Les Espaces Acoustiques (1999)


instructions for use:
1. download/import
2. crank stereo to 11
3. play track 3
4. INCEPTION (seriously.)

this French fuck was a gangster. a quote: "we are musicians and our model is sound not literature, sound not mathematics, sound not theatre, visual arts, quantum physics, geology, astrology or acupuncture." eat a dick, nerd alert!

basically this suite of pieces is the manifesto of the Spectralist school and was written sequentially between 1974 and 1985, but flows as a gapless album. it's like an encyclopaedia of sound as it builds from a solo viola (skip track 1 on your first listen, trust me) to an orchestra of well over 60 players through its course. beyond all that, it's one of the most mind-blowing things ever committed to vinyl, has richer harmonies than anything ever written EVER, is noisier than Horse Rotorvator, and will probably still sound fresh in 2110. also, it's important (and amazing) to note that there are no effects used here at all - this was recorded live in a single take with no overdubs.

Hans Zimmer WHAT THE FUCK, dude... at least you have good taste

also, it's symphony season out there, folks! i mean it's football season, too, but aren't you tired of the Pats whooping on your squad all the time anyways? class it up and impress your girl with a trip to the orchestra, and i guarantee at least a blowie (if you're a girl, impress your man with a trip to the Spearmint Rhino... and a blowie). if you live near NYC, Grisey's Quatre chants pour franchir le seuil is playing Nov 19/20 and tix are less than $20. see that shit in person you won't regret it, and be the first person on the planet to see the premiere of Magnus Lindberg's new shit, too. +10 hipster cred.

6 Responses so far.

  1. Mace Hane says:

    Okay, I'm going for this, after that build up. I'm expectin' to be blown the fuck away ...

  2. Moshi says:

    Sounds nothing like the inception ost.

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