QUEBEC PRODUCER AND SOUND ARTIST WILLIAM JOURDAIN PRESENTS HIS SECOND CONSTELLATION FULL-LENGTH,
TRANSIT IS INCOMING ON 24TH OF AUGUST
Reclusive glitch artist and electronic music producer William Jourdain announces the follow up to his acclaimed 2016 debut Momentform Accumulations for Constellation under the moniker Automatisme. Transit shall be released via Constellation on the 24th of August.
Building out his modular synthesis racks and amassing new field recordings, Jourdain has plunged Automatisme deeper into experimentation with Transit, his second full-length for the label. Once again the sonic material is all sourced from the field, with recordings captured in the forests and caves of rural Quebec, along with ex-urban “non-places” and various waiting rooms. A simulacrum of what Jourdain calls “the architecture and landscape of supermodernity” is rendered through generative and probability-based digital patches, creating a partially randomised ecosystem for his soundworld to unfold.
The through-line on the Transit album is an oscillating tempo that rises and falls like a shifting heart rate or ocean waves or a warped clock – heightening attention to the micro-sampled glitch topography and white, pink and brown noise fields of these immersive, pointillist compositions. The pieces are never the same twice: Transit codifies one iteration of these exploratory and temporally unstable works, yielding a superb album of cerebral, enveloping, de-territorialised electronica that occupies a liminal space at the boundaries of ambient, glitch, dub and environmental sound.
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