Turcotte, Roxanne / Libellune
Album: Libellune   Collection:General
Artist:Turcotte, Roxanne   Added:Aug 2004
Label:Empreintes Digitales  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-09-27 Pull Date: 2004-11-29 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Nov 21 Nov 7 Oct 24 Oct 17 Oct 10 Oct 3
Airplays: 1 1 1 3 3 1

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 16, 2004: Eclectica
8,9,10...DES Sons a Dormir D
4. Oct 14, 2004: Murray's Approximation
2. Nov 04, 2004: Umami Jazz Program
5. Oct 12, 2004: All This - But No Mor - But No Les
3. Oct 22, 2004: Memory Select
Y--Ow [excerpt]
6. Oct 10, 2004: Machine Love
Regard En Voyage

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-09-28
Electro-acoustic radio art of wide range. Ms. Turcotte uses a variety of instruments and styles to take us to space, exotic earthly destinations, and over telephone circuits. Nice.
(Why doesn’t the NEA support art like this? Ha-ha, just kidding, I know it’s because someone (Lynne Cheney, Bill Bennett, Joe Lieberman?) would see in its seeming randomness signs of Satan’s handiwork or some such.) Anyway, a lot of the track descriptions below describe what the tracks evoke in my mind. Your imagination may dictate otherwise.

1. Gentlest beat guides us through a variety of the world’s wind instruments
2. Disembodied voices float around spacescape (ironic since space, being a vacuum, is silent); anyway, this is how we aurally picture space based on any number of sci- fi films; satisfyingly dubby in a way too
3. Snippets of French speaking tempered by shimmery noise
4. Chirping and ominous synth soundtrack
5. Rhythmic electronic chanting
6. Rubber-on-rubber sounds
7. Strange and supernatural electro-voices, as befits the title, “The Magic Egg”
8. Again, ominous tones and sharp inhalations, as if in fright
9. Careful arrangement of 22 tapes from a multimedia work; sounds are rhythmic breaths, phones ringing, phone conversations, faux data transmissions, fake screams
10. Again, overlapping and random voices from people of different cultures and classes, supposedly some onomatopoeias as well
11. Magical-industrial soundscape
12. Dark river journey
13. Further upriver into more wild terrain

Track Listing
1. Libellune   7. L'oeuf Magique
2. Dmxnebula   8. Reveries Absolues
3. 8,9,10...DES Sons a Dormir D   9. Y--Ow
4. 8,9,10...DES Sons a Dormir D   10. Mictro-Trottoir
5. Jouets   11. Poussiere De'etoiles
6. Ballon Rouge Qui Bouge   12. Regard Interieur
  13. Regard En Voyage