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  1. Berthelot

    Arcane Waves - Wasteland

    Three dark-ambient stories made with concrete sounds, field recordings, noise, and abstract electronic. Recorded in 2013 at Studio du Coin Cornu, Cœur de Beauce, France. Photo by Ironside. Sleeve design by Graph'Hypnotic. [ abstract electronic, neo-concrete, dark ambient, electroacoustic, experimental, field recordings, noise, drone, sound art ]
  2. The third album of Elemental Noise leads us in the intangible world of particles. Strange ethereal pads, delicate cascades of notes, hypnotic waves, live interlaced sequences and a real Orchestra shape the ambient matter towards a sonic alchemy. Elemental Noise shows again his mastership in sound design and his ability to blend orchestral parts with experimental electronic music. Recorded and mixed in 1999-2000, Paris, France. Basic tracks recorded at Flipper The Dog Studio. Orchestral parts on track 4 recorded at Intercontinental Studio. Track 9 recorded live during the total eclipse of the sun, the 11 of August 1999. [ experimental, abstract, ambient, improvised electronic, orchestral, synth music ]
  3. Co-produced in 1979 with Alien Circles Records, the first album of JIHEL is a collection of titles recorded between 1975 and 1979. All tracks are shorter versions of titles played on stage. Basic tracks recorded between 1975 and 1977 at Studio du Blanc-Mesnil, France. Final recording and mixing during Winter 1978 at Intercontinental Studio, Le Blanc Mesnil, France. Engineered by Norbert Deville and Xavier Reiter. Mixed by JLHB and Norbert Deville. Produced by JLHB and Xavier Reiter for Alien Circles Records. Original LP mastered by Thomas Helm at Rêve Gravure, Paris, France. (Instruments used on each track and production notes on the Word Document) This release mastered in 2011 at Scoz Mastering Suite, Cœur de Beauce, France. Artworks Collages by JLHB. Sleeve Design by Graph'Hypnotic. [ Ambient Electronic, 70s Berlin School Electronic, Experimental Electronic, Soundscapes ] View full album
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    Topic: The Forgotten Sanctuary by JIHEL

    Thank you Waveman
  5. Recorded and mixed between Dec. 2005 and June 2006 at Flipper The Dog Studio, Paris, Fance. This release mastered in 2011 at Scoz Mastering Suite, Cœur de Beauce, France. Image Lockheed Martin (Nooa & Nasa public domain). Sleeve Design by Graph'Hypnotic. [ electronic, electronica, house, progressive trance, techno, electro ambient, experimental electronic , psychedelia, sound collages ] View full album
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    Flying Species - Connected Universes

    Recorded and mixed between Dec. 2005 and June 2006 at Flipper The Dog Studio, Paris, Fance. This release mastered in 2011 at Scoz Mastering Suite, Cœur de Beauce, France. Image Lockheed Martin (Nooa & Nasa public domain). Sleeve Design by Graph'Hypnotic. [ electronic, electronica, house, progressive trance, techno, electro ambient, experimental electronic , psychedelia, sound collages ]
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    JIHEL - The Zinovieff Synthdrome

    The idea of making an album in an "old school electronic" spirit with only one venerable EMS VCS3 had been tempting me for years. But I wanted to push the concept further by rebuilding a 70's home-studio, deliberately limiting the technical possibilities. If I easily found the VCS3 and the tape recorders, borrowed from "old" friends, the effects I wanted were harder to find. After a few weeks of searches, a London collector, friend of an "old" friend, sent me the machines I was looking for. It was a real pleasure to do "The Zinovieff Synthdrome", with the strong impression of a "return to the past"... Album recorded in June and July 2018 at Studio du Coin Cornu, Ville des Carnutes, France. Digital transfer and mastering at Scoz, Cœur de Beauce, France. Photos and photo-montages by Ironside. Sleeve design by Graph'Hypnotic. Many thanks to David (VCS3 + KS), Alan (FX devices), Dieter (Teac devices), and Thomas (Revox). The 70's home-studio : - 1972 EMS KS keyboard - 1973 EMS VCS3 Mk2 - 1972 Quad-Eight RV10 spring reverb - 1974 Wem Watkins Copicat tape echo - 1972 Teac A-3340 4 tracks recorder - 1974 Teac Model 2 6-2 mixer - 1971 Revox A77 Mk2 2 tracks recorder. [ berlin school electronic, ambient, drones, experimental, old school electronic, synth music ]
  8. In French language, the word limbe (singular) represents the tangible in the fields of : - Astronomy (the disk edge of a celestial body), - Botany (the broad and flattened part of a leaf), - Mechanical Precision (the circular or semicircular edge engraved of a measuring instrument). In the plural, limbes, the word falls in both literary and psychological fields of abstractions. It becomes pale and dull (in speaking of a light), or it turns into uncertain states and touches the unconscious and the unreal. If some people leave their dreams in the limbo of the awakening to better forget them, Berthelot strives to explore these limbo to facilitate the memory of his dreams. The sounds of Mécanique des limbes show this exploration in the uncertain states of awakening, where the real and the unreal are merged. Recorded in January 2015 somewhere in France. Sleeve desigh by Berthelot & Graph’Hypnotic. [ Acousmatic, Abstract Electronic, Experimental, Electroacoustic, Post Concrete ] VIDEO
  9. Dans les pliures des rêves synclinaux (In the folds of synclineal dreams) presents short acousmatic pieces inspired by our intangible dreams and by those dream dusts that still exist when we awaken. Recorded in February 2018 at Studio du Coin Cornu, Cœur de Beauce, France. Sleeve design by Berthelot & Graph'Hypnotic. Photography by Folkert Gorter/Superfamous Studios (CC Attribution 3.0). [ Acousmatic, Electroacoustic, Post-Concrete, Field Recordings, Experimental ]
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    Caves Full Of Clouds by JIHEL

    Released on Mind Music Records in 1985, the third album of JIHEL contains the complete music made for two documentary films directed by Louis Viallat, Secret Caves and Stratospheric Sondes. All titles of Secret Caves were used on stage by the choreographer Karine Marin. Tracks for the documentary film Secret Caves recorded in 1982. Tracks for the documentary film Stratospheric Sondes recorded in 1984. Recorded at Intercontinental Studio, Le Blanc Mesnil, France. Engineered by Norbert Deville and John Raindirk. Mixed by JLHB and Norbert Deville. Produced by JLHB and John Raindirk for Mind Music Records. Original LP mastered by Thomas Helm and Giancarlo Patucci at DiamMaster, Paris, France. (Instruments used and production notes on the Word Document) Digital release mastered in 2011 at Scoz Mastering Suite, Cœur de Beauce, France. Artworks Collages by JLHB. Sleeve Design by Graph'Hypnotic. [ Abstract Ambient, 70s Berlin School Electronic, Experimental Electronic, Sound-Collages, Soundscapes ]
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    Caves Full Of Clouds by JIHEL

    Instruments used on this album : - owned by Jihel : Arp Omni II Arp Odyssey Mk 2 Arp Sequencer 1601 EMS VCS 3 (x 2) EMS Synthi AKS Farfisa Professional Organ Roland System 100 Sequencencer - owned by Intercontinental Studio : Moog Minimoog Moog 960 Sequencer Hammond C3 Organ Fender Rhodes Electric Piano Eminent Solina String Ensemble
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    Topic: Caves Full Of Clouds by JIHEL

    Released on Mind Music Records in 1985, the third album of JIHEL contains the complete music made for two documentary films directed by Louis Viallat, Secret Caves and Stratospheric Sondes. All titles of Secret Caves were used on stage by the choreographer Karine Marin. Tracks for the documentary film Secret Caves recorded in 1982. Tracks for the documentary film Stratospheric Sondes recorded in 1984. Recorded at Intercontinental Studio, Le Blanc Mesnil, France. Engineered by Norbert Deville and John Raindirk. Mixed by JLHB and Norbert Deville. Produced by JLHB and John Raindirk for Mind Music Records. Original LP mastered by Thomas Helm and Giancarlo Patucci at DiamMaster, Paris, France. (Instruments used and production notes on the Word Document) Digital release mastered in 2011 at Scoz Mastering Suite, Cœur de Beauce, France. Artworks Collages by JLHB. Sleeve Design by Graph'Hypnotic. [ Abstract Ambient, 70s Berlin School Electronic, Experimental Electronic, Sound-Collages, Soundscapes ] View full album
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    Pieces Of Memories by JIHEL

    Released on Alien Circles Records in 1982, this second album of JIHEL contains all titles written before 1980 for the French choregrapher Karine Marin. Basic tracks recorded between 1977 and 1979 at Intercontinental Studio. Final recording and mixing in February 1980 at Intercontinental Studio, Le Blanc Mesnil, France. Engineered by Norbert Deville and John Raindirk. Mixed by JLHB and Norbert Deville. Produced by JLHB and John Raindirk for Alien Circles Records. Original LP mastered by Michel Besombes at Rêve Gravure, Paris, France. (Instruments used and production notes on the Word Document) This release mastered in 2011 at Scoz Mastering Suite, Cœur de Beauce, France. Artworks Collages by JLHB. Sleeve Design by Graph'Hypnotic. [ Ambient Electronic, 70s Berlin School Electronic, Experimental Electronic, Soundscapes ]
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    Pieces Of Memories by JIHEL

    Instruments used on this album : owned by Jihel : Arp Omni Mk I Arp Odyssey Mk II Arp Sequencer 1601 EMS VCS 3 (x 2) EMS Synthi AKS Farfisa Professional Organ Roland System 100 Sequencer owned by Intercontinental Studio : Mellotron M 400 Moog Minimoog Moog Modular 3C Moog 960 Sequencer Eminent Solina String Ensemble
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    The Forgotten Sanctuary by JIHEL

    Co-produced in 1979 with Alien Circles Records, the first album of JIHEL is a collection of titles recorded between 1975 and 1979. All tracks are shorter versions of titles played on stage. Basic tracks recorded between 1975 and 1977 at Studio du Blanc-Mesnil, France. Final recording and mixing during Winter 1978 at Intercontinental Studio, Le Blanc Mesnil, France. Engineered by Norbert Deville and Xavier Reiter. Mixed by JLHB and Norbert Deville. Produced by JLHB and Xavier Reiter for Alien Circles Records. Original LP mastered by Thomas Helm at Rêve Gravure, Paris, France. (Instruments used on each track and production notes on the Word Document) This release mastered in 2011 at Scoz Mastering Suite, Cœur de Beauce, France. Artworks Collages by JLHB. Sleeve Design by Graph'Hypnotic. [ Ambient Electronic, 70s Berlin School Electronic, Experimental Electronic, Soundscapes ]
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    The Forgotten Sanctuary by JIHEL

    Instruments used on this album : owned by Jihel : - EMS VCS 3 (x 2) - EMS Synthi AKS - Elka Rhapsody 610 - Farfisa Professional Organ - Roland System 100 Sequencer owned by Intercontinental Studio : - Moog Minimoog - Moog Modular 3C - Moog 960 Sequencer - Eminent Solina String Ensemble
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    Sagarmatha by TALES

    The Asian Trilogy, Volume III. This album is a mystical path to the sacred mount Sagarmatha. The real name of Mount Everest is "Sagarmatha" in Nepal, and "Chomolungma" in Tibet. Sagarmatha is also one of the fourteen zones located in eastern Nepal. It takes its name from the mount Sagarmatha, which is located in the very north of the zone, in the SoluKhumbu district. The zone of Sagarmatha is divided into six districts: Saptari, Siraha, Udayapur, Khotang, Okhaldhunga, Solukhumbu. Sagarmatha means "the Head in the Great Blue Sky". Album recorded, mixed and mastered in 2006 at Flipper The Dog Studio, Paris, France. Original release in 2006 by Somewhere In Time Records, Paris, France. Digital release mastered in 2011 at Scoz Mastering Suite, Cœur de Beauce, France. Digital release by Murmure Intemporel in 2015. On the front cover : Rongbuk Monastery, Chomolungma north face, Tibet; photo by Csearl. On the back cover : Sagarmatha south face, Nepal, view from an aircraft; photo by Shrimpo. Sleeve Design by Graph'Hypnotic. [ Ambient, Ethno Ambient, Experimental Electronic, Field recordings, Soundscapes, Acoustic Instruments, Soundtrack ]
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    Topic: Sagarmatha by TALES

    The Asian Trilogy, Volume III. This album is a mystical path to the sacred mount Sagarmatha. The real name of Mount Everest is "Sagarmatha" in Nepal, and "Chomolungma" in Tibet. Sagarmatha is also one of the fourteen zones located in eastern Nepal. It takes its name from the mount Sagarmatha, which is located in the very north of the zone, in the SoluKhumbu district. The zone of Sagarmatha is divided into six districts: Saptari, Siraha, Udayapur, Khotang, Okhaldhunga, Solukhumbu. Sagarmatha means "the Head in the Great Blue Sky". Album recorded, mixed and mastered in 2006 at Flipper The Dog Studio, Paris, France. Original release in 2006 by Somewhere In Time Records, Paris, France. Digital release mastered in 2011 at Scoz Mastering Suite, Cœur de Beauce, France. Digital release by Murmure Intemporel in 2015. On the front cover : Rongbuk Monastery, Chomolungma north face, Tibet; photo by Csearl. On the back cover : Sagarmatha south face, Nepal, view from an aircraft; photo by Shrimpo. Sleeve Design by Graph'Hypnotic. [ Ambient, Ethno Ambient, Experimental Electronic, Field recordings, Soundscapes, Acoustic Instruments, Soundtrack ] View full album
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    Dans les pliures des rêves synclinaux by BERTHELOT

    I produced ALL my sounds because I was a professional (retired now) sound-designer and ambient-designer for films, games and TV. My "oldest" sounds was recorded with analog recorders, and the most recent with digital recorder. For electronic sounds, in the past I used synth, and now I used (like many sound-designers) NI Reaktor with custom-built ensembles.
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    Dans les pliures des rêves synclinaux by BERTHELOT

    I use Pro Tools in grid mode (in milliseconds) and I paste my sounds on this grid, using a "sort of" song-structure (intro-movements-outro). I have a giant library of sounds where I select some sounds "in the mood" of my project, and then I work like a "sculptor" with these sounds. I always work in the same manner : 1 - selection of sounds 2 - improvisation in pasting sounds on the Pro Tools grid 3 - deep editing of sounds and arrangement of the piece. But on most of my pieces, I keep the first "improvised" structure, the first "emotional" side.
  21. Dans les pliures des rêves synclinaux (In the folds of synclineal dreams) presents short acousmatic pieces inspired by our intangible dreams and by those dream dusts that still exist when we awaken. Recorded in February 2018 at Studio du Coin Cornu, Cœur de Beauce, France. Sleeve design by Berthelot & Graph'Hypnotic. Photography by Folkert Gorter/Superfamous Studios (CC Attribution 3.0). [ Acousmatic, Electroacoustic, Post-Concrete, Field Recordings, Experimental ] View full album
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    Marco Polo by TALES

    Asian Trilogy, Vol. 2 In November of 1271, Marco Polo (Venezia 1254-1324) left Venice with his father and uncle on a trading mission to China, which at the time was part of the Mongol Empire. It was the start of a long and extraordinary journey that took nearly thirty months, ultimately ending in Cambaluc (Pekin), where Marco Polo met the Great Mongol ruler Kubilaï Khan. It was an encounter between two very different worlds, two very different cultures, and two very different men. Yet it was also the beginning of a friendship that extended far beyond such differences. Marco Polo stayed as a guest with Kubilaï Khan for 17 years, and in 1299 related his adventures in his famous book "The Wonders of the World" (also known as "Il Millione"). Full of comments about geography, history, and the myriad customs of countries he had visited, "The Wonders of the World" remained a valuable reference for centuries. Recorded and mixed in 1999 at Flipper The Dog Studio, Paris. Mastered in 1999 at Licky Mastering Lab, Paris, France. CD released by Somewhere In Time Records, France. Digital release mastered in 2011 at Scoz Mastering Suite, Cœur de Beauce, France. Photos by Ironside. Sleeve Design by Graph'Hypnotic. Marco Polo was rewarded as "CD OF THE MONTH" in the magazine KEYBOARDS (German edition - January 2000). [ Ambient, Ethno Ambient, Experimental Electronic, Soundscapes, Acoustic Instruments ]
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    Topic: Marco Polo by TALES

    Asian Trilogy, Vol. 2 In November of 1271, Marco Polo (Venezia 1254-1324) left Venice with his father and uncle on a trading mission to China, which at the time was part of the Mongol Empire. It was the start of a long and extraordinary journey that took nearly thirty months, ultimately ending in Cambaluc (Pekin), where Marco Polo met the Great Mongol ruler Kubilaï Khan. It was an encounter between two very different worlds, two very different cultures, and two very different men. Yet it was also the beginning of a friendship that extended far beyond such differences. Marco Polo stayed as a guest with Kubilaï Khan for 17 years, and in 1299 related his adventures in his famous book "The Wonders of the World" (also known as "Il Millione"). Full of comments about geography, history, and the myriad customs of countries he had visited, "The Wonders of the World" remained a valuable reference for centuries. Recorded and mixed in 1999 at Flipper The Dog Studio, Paris. Mastered in 1999 at Licky Mastering Lab, Paris, France. CD released by Somewhere In Time Records, France. Digital release mastered in 2011 at Scoz Mastering Suite, Cœur de Beauce, France. Photos by Ironside. Sleeve Design by Graph'Hypnotic. Marco Polo was rewarded as "CD OF THE MONTH" in the magazine KEYBOARDS (German edition - January 2000). [ Ambient, Ethno Ambient, Experimental Electronic, Soundscapes, Acoustic Instruments ] View full album
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    Pictures Of Asia by TALES

    The Asian Trilogy, Volume I. Recorded and mixed in 1996 at BR-One Studio, Paris. Mastered in 1996 at Audio Digital Process, Paris, France. Released (CD) by Somewhere In Time Records, France. Digital release in October 2012 by Murmure Intemporel, France. Mastered in 2011 at Scoz Mastering Suite, Cœur de Beauce, France. Photos by Eyesurprise.com, Ironside, and Sylvain Thomas. Sleeve Design by Graph'Hypnotic. [ Ambient, Ethno Ambient, Experimental Electronic, 70s Old School Elecronic, Soundscapes ] - KKUP Award : In California, USA, TALES is ranked 3rd in KKUP's Top 10 for the Year 1997 with the album Pictures of Asia. - NightFlight Award : Jean-Luc Hervé Berthelot/TALES received the NightFlight Award as Best New Artist for 1997, Award granted by CHRW 94.7 FM, a nation-wide Canadian Radio.
  25. Music inherently depends on silence in some form or another to distinguish other periods of sound and allow dynamics, melodies and rhythms to have greater impact. The silence can be seen too as a time for contemplation to reflect on the piece, or as a sort of breath in the piece. During the 20th century, mainly in Classical and Jazz, composers explored further the expressive potential of silence in their music. An extreme example from 1952 is 4'33", an experimental musical work by avant-garde composer John Cage, incorporating ambient sounds not foreseeable by the composer. Though first performed on the piano, the piece was composed for any instrument or instruments and is structured in three movements. The length of each movement is not fixed by the composer, but the total length of the combination of three movements is. The score instructs the performer(s) to remain silent throughout the piece. On this album "La part du silence", Berthelot used the silences as a breath, and predominantly as "non-dits" (unsaid) between the micro-stories of sounds. Recorded in France, March & April 2014. Sleeve design by Berthelot & Graph'Hypnotic. Archival photographs by Steve Nicklas, Treasures of the NOAA Library Collection (Public Domain). [ Acousmatic, Post-Concrete, Ambient Noises, Experimental Electronic ]
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