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1. BELA EMERSON (vocals from RANDALL FRAZIER) & Philippe Petit
Bela Emerson is a pioneering electric cellist who builds layers of rhythm and sound from every part of her instrument: sounds are looped, take on lives of their own, bounce off each other... The effect, as anyone who’s heard her will testify, is mesmeric.
Her 4th album « Hespera » is now out on BiP_Hop
Randall Frazier is the force behind "Orbit Service," A Denver, Colorado-based psychedelic musical effort.
"Where the more sociopathic side of Pink Floyd meets the twisted musical imagery of the Legendary Pink Dots and Edward Ka-Spel, as unlikely as it seems. Emotionally draining and highly recommended." - François Couture, All Music Guide
2. AIDAN BAKER & Philippe Petit
Aidan Baker is a writer and musician from canada. He performs solo and with the bands Nadja and Arc and has released numerous recordings on labels around the world.
3. CHAPTER 24 & Philippe Petit
Co-established in 1982 by Antonis Livieratos (keyboards) and Vangelis Boulouhtsis (bass) in Ioannina, Greece, the nowadays highly respected yet still unclassifiable "Chapter 24", ("Kefalaio 24" in Greek), were named after Syd Barrett’s song. In May 2008 they invited Philippe Petit to come improvise live with them and you can hear an extract of that gig.
An album documenting the live reunion of Chapter 24 + Philippe Petit is to appear in 2009.
4. COSEY FANNI TUTTI & Philippe Petit
Cosey Fanni Tutti began her career in music and art during 1969, appearing in art performances and musical improvisations all over the world.
In 1976 she co-founded the group Throbbing Gristle with Chris Carter, Peter Christopherson and Genesis P-Orridge. They broke the rules of established music and its contextual business practice, ultimately becoming successful with their own record label, Industrial Records. In 1981 Cosey immersed herself in creating music and video with partner Chris Carter under the name Chris & Cosey most recently performing and recording as Carter Tutti.
Their joint musical and video collaborations, some 32 albums, have met with continuing international success.
5. SIMON FISHER TURNER & Philippe Petit
Simon Fisher Turner has been releasing music since the early 80s, he is currently member of Critical Distortions and Radioactive Ensemble. Some of his solo material appears on Mute, Touch, and Papier Mache.
He plays pianos,guitars and mac.
For this recording he invited :
natalie clein (cello)
shiva feshareki (voice/tuba concept)
sasha kroushle-Jalal (tuba)
6. KLANGWART & Philippe Petit
Klangwart was founded by Markus Detmer (Staubgold) and Timo Reuber (Reuber) in Cologne in 1996. Since then the electronic duo has released four albums, a mini cd and a 7" on Staubgold and their own Klangstelle label, the latest being "Stadtlandfluss" (staubgold 80 CD/LP, 2008).
7. DOUGLAS BENFORD & Philippe Petit
Douglas Benford, also known as SI-CUT.DB, has released music under various guises. His collaborators include Stephan Mathieu, Iris Garrelfs, Scanner, and Ben Edwards in Tennis.
Performing internationally, he has also been a co-curator of Sprawl events since 1996.
8. dDAMAGE & Philippe Petit
dDamage is a double-sided entity, livened up by the Hanak Brothers (respectively known as dDash and rudDe when they’re doing solo things) that has been relentlessly operating a double front offensive onto electronic music for the last 8 years or so… Releasing records (on various International labels such as Planet MU, Tigerbeat 6…) which stand out as powerful symptoms of their time and the expression a precious musical frenzy.
9. MARKOVO & Philippe Petit
Markovo is a project started by Bernard Audibert, who intends to build bridges between electronics and acoustics, between electronica and post-rock, atmospheric and rhythmic musics.
"A tailor-made system for those who want challenging and varied atmospheres, and there are plenty exciting and unorthodox solutions to listen to in Markovo's music. It changes and wiggles along in a diversity of musical landscapes, that could satisfy even the most bored listener." Ulf from Merlinprog
10. KUMO & Philippe Petit
Kumo came into existence in 1994 when producer, composer, arranger and thereminist Jono Podmore began to release his own material. After a string of singles and 2 albums, he began work as Irmin Schmidt and Kumo with the Can founder - alongside a series of solo releases, collaborations, film music, remixes, live shows and installations. In 2004 he was appointed Professor of Popular Music at the prestigious Cologne University of Music and is currently developing a new album and major film project.
11. EUGENE S. ROBINSON & Philippe Petit
Eugene Robinson, is a polymath in the best of all possible ways, jacking all trades and mastering a ton. While his articles have appeared in many magazines, Robinson is also a habitue of stage and screen, performs solo and mainly sings for the glorious Oxbow although he also appears on other projects... Over the years he formed Whippin Boys + guested in Dead Kennedys, DJ Rupture, Xiu Xiu, Capricorns, This Side of Jordan, Todd, The Manatees, Strings of Consciousness, Old Man Gloom
12. SEVERIN 24 (vocals from KATHY COMPTON) & Philippe Petit
Thierry Holweck began his artistic career as the singer/guitarist for the noisy punk band Garlic Frog Diet.
Since 2003, he chose the moniker Severin24 and release solo or collaborate with his friend Kathy Compton, the american songstress in a pop band called Panda Transport.
13. JASON FORREST & Philippe Petit
Jason Forrest is a musician, producer and DJ based in Berlin, Germany. He runs Cock Rock Disco records and Nightshifters, a new digital only label for club music. He co-organizes Wasted Festival and Birthday Party Berlin and will be running the Berlin Marathon in 2009.
14. LYDIA LUNCH & Philippe Petit
Since bursting onto the scene in late 1970s New York, Lydia Lunch's confrontational music, art, litterature and spoken word performances have been at the forefront of underground American culture. Over the years she appeared with Teenage Jesus & The Jerks, James Chance, Robert Quine, Sonic Youth, Nick Cave’s Birthday Party, Fœtus, Exene Cervenka, Einsturzende Neubauten, Gallon Drunk, Nels Cline, Richard Kern, & many others…
If you like the song presented here, expect a full-album by Lydia Lunch and Philippe Petit to surface in 2009.
15. JEAN-HERVÉ PERON & Philippe Petit
Jean-Hervé Peron is one of the founders and leading member of Kraut-Rock legendary band Faust who has been active since the late 60s and released quite a few influential recordings.
16. JUSTIN K. BROADRICK & Philippe Petit
« Justin Broadrick's ongoing quest to spend the metal-cred capital he earned in Napalm Death and Godflesh like so much blood money has been both compelling and damaging to purists' psyches. The noisy yet stubbornly melodic shoegaze anthems he creates as Jesu mercilessly drag his audience to an appreciation of a densely layered, deliberately emotional sound. » Pitchfork Media
17. STRINGS OF CONSCIOUSNESS
Strings Of Consciousness is a collective originated by Herve Vincenti and Philippe Petit and currently gathering over 20 talented singers, composers, musicians.
The sound of Strings Of Consciousness is meant and dreamt to be adventurous and creative, uniting acoustic music and digital technology.
18. SYBARITE & Philippe Petit
Having previously drummed and played synthesizers for electronic music pioneers Silver Apples, Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist Xian Hawkins started making records under the name Sybarite in 1999. Issuing a wide array of records through the Temporary Residence Limited, Emanate, Zealectronic and Static Caravan labels. Xian made his 4AD debut in September 2002 with the « Nonument » album, which brought his talents as an arranger sharply into focus. Strings and acoustic guitars offered mellow resonance, while live drums mingled with programmed rhythms.