Last summer, the festival Toulouse d’Été commissioned Saåad to work on the St-Michel fountain, personification of the confluence of the river Ariège and Garonne.
Romain Barbot & Grégory Buffier took their recording material to this specific place and gave life to a 20 minutes trip divided in 4 movements.
Confluences is lead by field recordings and chanting guitars, showing a new face of the french duo who found the balance point between immensity and intimacy.
The tape comes with the B side track Spiritual Dilution, only composed of field recordings, teleporting you to the place that inspired the original piece.
Nothing to hold on to. Nothing to do. Nowhere to go. Just breathe as it is. Each breath is unique. Sensations change from moment to moment. No holding. No control
music by Romain Barbot & Grégory Buffier / except Spiritual Dilution by Romain Barbot / written for the Fontaines Sonores Event at Festival Toulouse d’Été 2012 – Année Garonne / recorded in July & August 2012 – N 43° 31′ 11.6538” , E 1° 24′ 38.0406” / mixed by Romain Barbot, August 2012 / mastered by Byron Christodoulou, at Irida Studios,Athens during September 2012 / artwork & layout by Romain Barbot / original photograph by Eugène Trutat
- 1. CONFLUENCES
- - MI. Sorga & Relenquiment
- - MII. Auriva
- - MIII. Jonhent
- - MIV. Passagrand
- 2. Spiritual Dilution
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+ 8 pages booklet
Digital edition included.