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by La petite vague

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Vague #9 10:40
Vague #7 05:10
Vague #5 03:32
Vague #4 07:14
Vague #6 04:48
Vague #10 04:36
Vague #8 04:52



[from Whitelabrecs press release]

La Petite Vague are completely devoted to improvisation and they set out their performance with no plan, as they loop various sounds and objects into hours of material. The best moments are selected and mixed down through processing techniques, layering and EQ.
In ‘Remous’ they have created a uliginous atmosphere through seven tracks that incorporate elements of toy psaltery, guitar, melodica, Tibetan bowls, rammerdrum, tuning forks, synth and other objects, fed through various live loopers and effects. The work opens with the longest piece, ‘Vague #9’ which takes its time to set the scene, before the album delves through six shorter pieces that traverse murky, detailed environments. Remous is a humble and personal celebration of the water element, particularly the sea or the ocean and this is depicted by Cesare Camardo’s artwork which is entitled Mo’ In A Mountain Getaway, a dedication to Werner Herzog.


"While the vastness of the sonic tableau suggests the sea, a third of the album passes before any of the elements specifically sound like the sea.[...] And darkness was upon the face of the deep. By separating chaos (improvisation) and form (loops), the artists honor the initial phase of creation."

Richard Allen on A Closer Listen


"Fornasari e Balconi hanno ricavato sette tracce i cui contorni vaghi e indefiniti descrivono atmosfere mutevoli, ma estremamente vitali nelle loro incessanti ricombinazioni di particelle sospese, oblique, inafferrabili."

Raffaello Ruffo on Music won't save you


"Un mare algido e inquietantemente calmo, atmosfere di abbagliante e sinistra luminosità. [...] A tratti più teso ed enigmatico o più rarefatto e risonante, il flusso procede con immutato ed avvolgente magnetismo trasportando lungo un tragitto di emozionale esplorazione."

Peppe Trotta on So What



released March 3, 2017

Nicola Fornasari
Toy psaltery, guitar, melodica, tibetan bowls, objects, contact microphones, korg monotron, samplr on ipad, fx & looper pedals.

Diego Balconi
Rammerdrum, tuning forks, springs, contact microphones, csgrain on ipad, fx & looper pedals, Lexicon MX200.


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La petite vague Cremona, Italy

La Petite Vague is Italian duo Nicola Fornasari and Diego Balconi who experiment primarily using piezo-amplified objects, unusual DIY instruments and effects, live looping, extended techniques, feedback loops and circuit bending. The live performances and recordings are unique and unplanned. ... more

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