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Bruno Duplant & David Vélez // des-illusions CD

Bruno Duplant & David Vélez // des-illusions CD

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Our familiar French drone artist Bruno Duplant and Colombian sound artist/Dr. David Vélez, is a collaborative CD released in April 2023 on the experimental label Unfathomless in Brussels, Belgium, in a limited edition of 4 copies.

Contains two deep drone songs mixed with field recordings.

The following is a commentary by the writer himself.

"This project began with a conversation between Bruno and David about making music in times of social and environmental crisis. This conversation led to an exchange of recordings, found sounds, and other sonic materials. As an artist, Bruno considers himself to be a pessimist and finds this mindset present in his rich, largely collaborative music production. But David sees Bruno's prolific output and collaborations with other artists as evidence of optimism, or at least an act of resistance to pessimism.For both artists, new artwork is When it is released into the world, it has the potential to influence new ideas, experiences, and reflections, much like the vibrations of a small drop of water that reverberate where it lands.Bruno continues to make music. Seeing the need for this, David connects his artistic creation with challenging the moments of despair we experience and the impact this has on our emotional well-being. There is also an element of self-care in music-making, and in the case of this collaboration, mutual care.When the future of humanity looks as bleak as it does today, it is pointless to have hope, leading to inevitable disappointment. But for Bruno and David, artists have no choice but to create and continually involve themselves as an act of mitigating this paradox.

Unfathomless Other worksplease use this form. ///Click here to see more Unfathomless releases available at Tobira. 

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CD in clear vinyl sleeve. Hand-numbered. Edition of 170.

Tracklist:

  1. Part I 22:00
  2. part II 21:00

Artist statement by David Vélez & Bruno Duplant (edited by David Vélez) 9 March 2023:

"Illusion (French), Ilusión (Spanish): To get one's hopes up Désillusion (French), Desilusión (Spanish): Disappointment.

The genesis of this project is a conversation between Bruno and David prompted about making music in current times of social and environmental crisis. This dialogue an exchange of recordings, found sounds and other sonic material, advancing two pieces. Artistically, Bruno perceives himself as a pessimist acknowledges the presence of this thinking in his abundant music production, which is mainly collaborative. However, David perceives Bruno's prolific creation and cooperation with other artists as evidence of optimism or at least as an act of resisting pessimism. For both artists, when new artwork is brought forth in the world, it embodies new ideas encouraging experiences and reflections with a potential agency in the same way that the vibration of a tiny drop of water echoes on the place where it falls. In his continuous music production, Bruno detects a necessity; and David connects his own artistic creation with contesting the moment of despair we experience and its effects on our emotional health. In both stances, there is an element of self-care in music making, which in the case of this collaboration is mutual care. When the future for humans looks as gloomy as it does today, getting one's hopes up emerges as pointless, leading to inevitable disappointment. However, for Bruno and David, artists have no choice other than creating and continuously entangling themselves in this paradox as an act of mitigation."

Artist : Bruno Duplant & David Vélez

Label: Unfathomless

Our familiar French drone artist Bruno Duplant and Colombian sound artist/Dr. David Vélez, is a collaborative CD released in April 2023 on the experimental label Unfathomless in Brussels, Belgium, in a limited edition of 4 copies.

Contains two deep drone songs mixed with field recordings.

The following is a commentary by the writer himself.

"This project began with a conversation between Bruno and David about making music in times of social and environmental crisis. This conversation led to an exchange of recordings, found sounds, and other sonic materials. As an artist, Bruno considers himself to be a pessimist and finds this mindset present in his rich, largely collaborative music production. But David sees Bruno's prolific output and collaborations with other artists as evidence of optimism, or at least an act of resistance to pessimism.For both artists, new artwork is When it is released into the world, it has the potential to influence new ideas, experiences, and reflections, much like the vibrations of a small drop of water that reverberate where it lands.Bruno continues to make music. Seeing the need for this, David connects his artistic creation with challenging the moments of despair we experience and the impact this has on our emotional well-being. There is also an element of self-care in music-making, and in the case of this collaboration, mutual care.When the future of humanity looks as bleak as it does today, it is pointless to have hope, leading to inevitable disappointment. But for Bruno and David, artists have no choice but to create and continually involve themselves as an act of mitigating this paradox.

Unfathomless Other worksplease use this form. ///Click here to see more Unfathomless releases available at Tobira. 

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CD in clear vinyl sleeve. Hand-numbered. Edition of 170.

Tracklist:

  1. Part I 22:00
  2. part II 21:00

Artist statement by David Vélez & Bruno Duplant (edited by David Vélez) 9 March 2023:

"Illusion (French), Ilusión (Spanish): To get one's hopes up Désillusion (French), Desilusión (Spanish): Disappointment.

The genesis of this project is a conversation between Bruno and David prompted about making music in current times of social and environmental crisis. This dialogue an exchange of recordings, found sounds and other sonic material, advancing two pieces. Artistically, Bruno perceives himself as a pessimist acknowledges the presence of this thinking in his abundant music production, which is mainly collaborative. However, David perceives Bruno's prolific creation and cooperation with other artists as evidence of optimism or at least as an act of resisting pessimism. For both artists, when new artwork is brought forth in the world, it embodies new ideas encouraging experiences and reflections with a potential agency in the same way that the vibration of a tiny drop of water echoes on the place where it falls. In his continuous music production, Bruno detects a necessity; and David connects his own artistic creation with contesting the moment of despair we experience and its effects on our emotional health. In both stances, there is an element of self-care in music making, which in the case of this collaboration is mutual care. When the future for humans looks as gloomy as it does today, getting one's hopes up emerges as pointless, leading to inevitable disappointment. However, for Bruno and David, artists have no choice other than creating and continuously entangling themselves in this paradox as an act of mitigation."

Artist : Bruno Duplant & David Vélez

Label: Unfathomless