La Vase / Slikke|
Duo Christine Sehnaoui &
"La vase" has quite a bad reputation because she reminds people of rot: sometimes she smells bad, other times people are just afraid because she seems bottomless. But if we really look at her, we realize her beauty: she is bright in the sun, has silver colours, and her scent is full of life.
La vase has her own life and her own breath, she is not just mud but a true being. Yes, she is bulky and big, terrible but kind because we can walk on her back. And if you rest on her, you can hear her world, a joyful calm, a seething serenity, a symphony of silence. [SAJ & IT]
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Recorded puristically with a central Blumlein pair (2 x United Minorities UM-1), one spot (Earthworks QTC-1) inside a large cardboard box to the right and one spot (DPA 4060) underneath the central cardboard Hi-Hat.
All four time-aligned tracks go straight into a Metric Halo ULN-8 at 24 bit & 192 kHz. Samplerate-conversion of the realtime-bounce to 44.1 kHz with the iZotope SRC, dither to 16 bit with Airwindows' Ditherbox (Vinyl setting).