Dominique Grimo & Pierre Bastien,
Rag-Time vol. 2
Rag-Time: jazz precursor, plenti-syncopes. Bastien et Grimo converted
themselves into two analogical DJs, slicing old 78 rpm Lps and assembling
them into Mecano wheels: with the aim to construct a true concept-album
to criticize our present time which is getting irreversibly slashed.
The different pieces of this CD are connected together by old and
new diseases such as pest and cholera, the misery of our world.
For that, Grimo took out his old Teppaz, cleaned the needle, wiped
off the dust of his old 78 rpm Lps with their brownish sleeves and
prepared/composed a strange program to his colleague Bastien. The
so-call colleague sweap his little trumpet, oiled the movements
of his mecanic robots and arranged the last years melodies,
giddy and charming tunes. This produced a transe music, trans-duced,
trans-versed and trans-formed that resembles nothing but the imaginary
world we hear.
Volume 2: the first (already on InPolySons)
was a solo. Grimo/Bastien today act as a duo. Two mechanical DJs
who officiate without mix artifice, recording in mono: finally,
using a mp3 on a single ear does not require two channels, no? Manifesto
courageously anti-growth, Rag-Time vol. 2 demontrates that numerical
modernity rime with prehistorical creativity.
Also Three videos by Dom