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Judgitzu // Sator Arepo LP

Judgitzu // Sator Arepo LP

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This is a record released by France's self-proclaimed punk ethnomusicologist Judgitzu from the dance label Nyage Nyage in Kampala, Uganda, in October 2023.

Contains 7 magical tribal techno to drone techno songs.

Below is a commentary by the label.

"Sator Arepo (Sator Square) is an ancient word puzzle consisting of five palindromes that has been inscribed on various historical sites in the Western world. Although its origins are unknown, this square has long been associated with magical It has been used to protect against illness and evil, to cure insanity, and to determine if someone is guilty of sorcery. Acoustic musician Julian Heyron, a musicologist, used this mystical symbol as a starting point for Judgitzu's debut album, attempting to reconnect with Celtic traditions and discover that its sacred message has become part of contemporary Tanzanian dance music. We are exploring how to harmonize with

For more than a decade, Heiron has traveled the world collecting field recordings from Indonesia, Australia, Cambodia, China, Bangladesh and elsewhere, which he has released on his label Les Cartes Postales Sonores.Around this time, he became fascinated with rituals involving spirits, and when he returned to Brittany he began researching his ancestry. "There are many relics left in the landscape and the power of the spirits can still be felt," Heiron explains.On "Sator Arepo," he channels this Celtic mysticism with muddy drones and magical synth tones that use Zenharmonic scales (tunings other than the standard 10-tone equal temperament) that date back to the ancient world. ing.These sounds are augmented with fast-paced, sci-fi rhythms, informed by information he gained during his time in Tanzania.

The most startling example is ``Miracle,'' a soundsystem experiment that layers a serpentine, bagpipe-like electronic wail over lush clusters of blocky percussion.Powered by a frenetic 175 BPM pulse that echoes through the streets of Dar es Salaam, popularized worldwide by pioneering producers like Sisso, Duke and Jay Mitta, Heiron is one of today's most urgent dance forms. We struck up a rare conversation, trying to find parallels with ancient and archaic rituals. ""Vitalimetre" harmonizes with Dutch hardstyle and gabber, setting distorted drones over frantic kicks and ratcheting percussion. "L'or Des Fous" takes a more meditative route, prioritizing Heiron's eccentric tones with expressive sheets of pitch-distorted sounds, ghostwalking over an energetic, rattling beat. .

With Sator Arepo, the French producer deepens his reach by capturing a world we've all but forgotten and layering it with a landscape most of us barely understand."

Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here to see more Hakuna Kulala / Nyege Nyege Tapes releases available at Tobira. 

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12 "black vinyl. 

Tracklist:

1. L'or Des Fous

2. Mandrake

3. Vitalimetre

4. Dagyde

5. Miracle

6. Sylph

7. Sator Arepo 

Nyege Nyege Tapes:

" The Sator Arepo, or Sator Square, is an ancient word puzzle comprising five palindromes that's etched on various historical sites throughout the Western world. Its origins are unknown, but the square has long been thought to hold magical properties, used as a charm against illness and evil, to cure insanity or to determine whether someone was guilty of witchcraft. Self-styled "punk ethnomusicologist", acoustician and musician Julien Hairon uses this mystical symbol as the starting point for his debut Judgitzu album in an attempt to reconnect with his Celtic heritage, exploring how its hallowed messages might harmonize with contemporary Tanzanian dance music.

Hairon has been traveling across the world for over a decade, collecting field recordings from countries such as Indonesia, Australia, Cambodia, China and Bangladesh, and presenting them on his Les Cartes Postales Sonores label, re-issuing any curious cassettes and CDs he came across on the PetPets' TAPES imprint. It was during this time that he became fascinated by rituals that involved spirits, prompting him to examine his own ancestry when he returned to Brittany. "Many artifacts in the landscape remain," Hairon explains, "and the power of spirits is still palpable." He represents this Celtic mysticism on 'Sator Arepo' with murky drones and magickal synth tones, using xenharmonic scales (tuning outside of standard 12-tone equal temperament) that reach back to the ancient world. These sounds are augmented with fast-paced, sci- fi rhythms informed by his time in Tanzania; "Singeli has contaminated me," admits the producer.

The most astonishing example of this is 'Miracle', a thrusting soundsystem experiment that layers serpentine, bagpipe-esque electronic wails over extravagant clusters of blocky percussion. Driven by the frenetic 175BPM pulse that echoes through the streets of Dar Es Salaam - popularized globally by forward-thinking producers like Sisso, Duke and Jay Mitta - Hairon opens up a rare conversation, seeking to draw parallels between today's most urgent dance forms and the archaic rituals of antiquity. On 'Vitalimetre', Hairon drives his sonic palette into the red, harmonizing with Dutch hardstyle and gabber, and splaying distorted drones over maddeningly blown-out kicks and ratcheting percussion. 'L'or Des Fous' takes a more meditative route, prioritizing Hairon's eccentric tonality with expressive sheets of pitch-warped sound that ghost walk across energized, rattling beats.

If you heard Hairon's last Judgitzu release 'Umeme / Kelele', described by Boomkat as "one of 2019's deadliest dancefloor sessions," then you'll know how mindboggling this material can be. And with 'Sator Arepo', the French producer deepens his reaching, grasping a world that we've almost forgotten and juxtaposing it with a landscape most of us barely grasp.
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Artist: Judgitzu

Label: Nyege Nyege Tapes

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This is a record released by France's self-proclaimed punk ethnomusicologist Judgitzu from the dance label Nyage Nyage in Kampala, Uganda, in October 2023.

Contains 7 magical tribal techno to drone techno songs.

Below is a commentary by the label.

"Sator Arepo (Sator Square) is an ancient word puzzle consisting of five palindromes that has been inscribed on various historical sites in the Western world. Although its origins are unknown, this square has long been associated with magical It has been used to protect against illness and evil, to cure insanity, and to determine if someone is guilty of sorcery. Acoustic musician Julian Heyron, a musicologist, used this mystical symbol as a starting point for Judgitzu's debut album, attempting to reconnect with Celtic traditions and discover that its sacred message has become part of contemporary Tanzanian dance music. We are exploring how to harmonize with

For more than a decade, Heiron has traveled the world collecting field recordings from Indonesia, Australia, Cambodia, China, Bangladesh and elsewhere, which he has released on his label Les Cartes Postales Sonores.Around this time, he became fascinated with rituals involving spirits, and when he returned to Brittany he began researching his ancestry. "There are many relics left in the landscape and the power of the spirits can still be felt," Heiron explains.On "Sator Arepo," he channels this Celtic mysticism with muddy drones and magical synth tones that use Zenharmonic scales (tunings other than the standard 10-tone equal temperament) that date back to the ancient world. ing.These sounds are augmented with fast-paced, sci-fi rhythms, informed by information he gained during his time in Tanzania.

The most startling example is ``Miracle,'' a soundsystem experiment that layers a serpentine, bagpipe-like electronic wail over lush clusters of blocky percussion.Powered by a frenetic 175 BPM pulse that echoes through the streets of Dar es Salaam, popularized worldwide by pioneering producers like Sisso, Duke and Jay Mitta, Heiron is one of today's most urgent dance forms. We struck up a rare conversation, trying to find parallels with ancient and archaic rituals. ""Vitalimetre" harmonizes with Dutch hardstyle and gabber, setting distorted drones over frantic kicks and ratcheting percussion. "L'or Des Fous" takes a more meditative route, prioritizing Heiron's eccentric tones with expressive sheets of pitch-distorted sounds, ghostwalking over an energetic, rattling beat. .

With Sator Arepo, the French producer deepens his reach by capturing a world we've all but forgotten and layering it with a landscape most of us barely understand."

Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here to see more Hakuna Kulala / Nyege Nyege Tapes releases available at Tobira. 

----------------------------

12 "black vinyl. 

Tracklist:

1. L'or Des Fous

2. Mandrake

3. Vitalimetre

4. Dagyde

5. Miracle

6. Sylph

7. Sator Arepo 

Nyege Nyege Tapes:

" The Sator Arepo, or Sator Square, is an ancient word puzzle comprising five palindromes that's etched on various historical sites throughout the Western world. Its origins are unknown, but the square has long been thought to hold magical properties, used as a charm against illness and evil, to cure insanity or to determine whether someone was guilty of witchcraft. Self-styled "punk ethnomusicologist", acoustician and musician Julien Hairon uses this mystical symbol as the starting point for his debut Judgitzu album in an attempt to reconnect with his Celtic heritage, exploring how its hallowed messages might harmonize with contemporary Tanzanian dance music.

Hairon has been traveling across the world for over a decade, collecting field recordings from countries such as Indonesia, Australia, Cambodia, China and Bangladesh, and presenting them on his Les Cartes Postales Sonores label, re-issuing any curious cassettes and CDs he came across on the PetPets' TAPES imprint. It was during this time that he became fascinated by rituals that involved spirits, prompting him to examine his own ancestry when he returned to Brittany. "Many artifacts in the landscape remain," Hairon explains, "and the power of spirits is still palpable." He represents this Celtic mysticism on 'Sator Arepo' with murky drones and magickal synth tones, using xenharmonic scales (tuning outside of standard 12-tone equal temperament) that reach back to the ancient world. These sounds are augmented with fast-paced, sci- fi rhythms informed by his time in Tanzania; "Singeli has contaminated me," admits the producer.

The most astonishing example of this is 'Miracle', a thrusting soundsystem experiment that layers serpentine, bagpipe-esque electronic wails over extravagant clusters of blocky percussion. Driven by the frenetic 175BPM pulse that echoes through the streets of Dar Es Salaam - popularized globally by forward-thinking producers like Sisso, Duke and Jay Mitta - Hairon opens up a rare conversation, seeking to draw parallels between today's most urgent dance forms and the archaic rituals of antiquity. On 'Vitalimetre', Hairon drives his sonic palette into the red, harmonizing with Dutch hardstyle and gabber, and splaying distorted drones over maddeningly blown-out kicks and ratcheting percussion. 'L'or Des Fous' takes a more meditative route, prioritizing Hairon's eccentric tonality with expressive sheets of pitch-warped sound that ghost walk across energized, rattling beats.

If you heard Hairon's last Judgitzu release 'Umeme / Kelele', described by Boomkat as "one of 2019's deadliest dancefloor sessions," then you'll know how mindboggling this material can be. And with 'Sator Arepo', the French producer deepens his reaching, grasping a world that we've almost forgotten and juxtaposing it with a landscape most of us barely grasp.
 "

Artist: Judgitzu

Label: Nyege Nyege Tapes