Showing posts with label Cortex. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cortex. Show all posts

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Cortex ‎– Souvenir/Souvenirs (Grafika Airlines ‎– GRA20 1984 MP3)


Cortex ‘Souvenir/souvenirs’
Published September 28, 2009 electronic , spoken word 4 Comments

Cortex 'Souvenir/souvenirs' cassette coverAlain Neffe (click to reveal Nadine Bal/Benedict G.)
Cortex 'Souvenir/souvenirs' cassetteCortex 'Souvenir/souvenirs' tracklist

01 Cortex E (1:58)
02 Cortex F (1:13)
03 Cortex G (2:17)
04 Cortex H (2:06)
05 Cortex I (3:26)
06 Cortex J (1:34)
07 Cortex K (0:38)
08 Cortex L (4:37)
09 Cortex M (2:21)
10 Cortex N (1:35)
11 [unidentified] (1:03)
12 Cortex O (23:40)


Vocals:
Isabelle Y. (#E, G, I, J, N)
Mirella B. (#F, M, O)
Nadine B. (#H, K)
Tina S. (#L)


Total time 46:10
Recorded 1975 -1982
Cassette released by Insane Music, Trazegnies, Belgium, 1984

Cortex was Alain Neffe’s musical project before he started Bene Gesserit in 1982, his duo with partner Nadine Bal aka Benedict G. 
In 1981-82, the latter was then manager for Belgian New Wave band Digital Dance. 
Cortex was active between 1978 and 1982, their music focusing on electronic ambient tonalities and female poetry reading (in French), 
with tracks merely numbered by their respective letters – so presumably the entire Cortex output amounts to 26 tracks. 
Cortex A, B and C appeared on Insane Music For Insane People #01, 1981. 
Other tracks appeared on other compilations on Insane or elsewhere. 
‘Souvenir/souvenirs’ is probably Cortex’s only full length release. 
The Belgian label Grafika Airlines published this tape as a joint release with Insane Music in 1984. 
My copy is the undated, Insane Music issue. 
Music-wise: The unsettling, metaphysical synth washes make one feel uneasy with their menacing tonalities, 
not unlike the 1972 Solaris soundtrack by Edward Artemiev. 
The readers are very young women just out of teenagehood. 
Their poetry deals with day-to-day concerns of late night cafés, neon lights, jukeboxes, 
the difficulty to find one’s place in society, lost love and lack thereof.

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Tuesday, 18 November 2014

MECANIQUE VEGETALE - 60' DE MUSIQUE MÉNAGÈRE (GRAFIKA AIRLINES GRA-A, 1980) (FLAC)



Seguimos paseando por Bélgica, ese país que tan buen sonido electrónico ha dado, sobretodo en la edad de oro ochentera. En este caso nos metemos en el universo sonoro de Mecanique Vegetale con su primera cassette, una cinta de sonido electrónico industrial magníficamente trabajado en el año de inicio de la década (1980). También fue la primera referencia del sello Grafika Airlines, muy conocido entre nosotros por ser el responsable de editar trabajos de personajes de la talla de Maurizio Bianchi, DZ Lectric, M.A.L., Cortex, I Scream, y de recopilaciones tan célebres como Insane Music for Insane People. 

Disfrutadlo en FLAC....