Entre Vifs offers us with “Ontology” a selection of extracts from their best recent sessions.
Each of these excerpts has been cautiously positioned by the authors, so that they appear like bruitist pieces, composed with
care, even though all of these pieces are played live.
Each time, it is a symphony of noises extremely varied in intensity and frequency where one can distinguish, with precision, the sound detached from its original source.
Entre Vifs’ noise generators are delicate and relatively small in size, but the sounds they produce through mechanical means are captured by electric guitar pickups and piezoelectric cells, then sent to a battery of amplifiers and homemade effect processors.
The sound passages suddenly arise from very orderly silences.
The sound is extremely massive, however it is not only a question of volume but a stereophonic depth effect where sonic masses seem to thicken and change continuously.
The power of chaos is nothing more natural than what nature can produce when it speaks to us.
However, it is important to understand that the administration of chaos by Entre Vifs doesn’t care to fuss over decorative
effects, and that rather than tickling politely or subversively our eardrums, Entre Vifs opens the doors of raw material with the joy of children who blow their balloon near our sleeping ears.
With this album, we can physically touch the creative process of Entre Vifs, from the sometimes absurd idea of building an instrument from objects not intended to produce sounds, on to the labor of practicing this instrument long enough to improve it, finally to the joy of freeing the action with these tools at first glance recalcitrant.
From the smallest of emergence, that is to say the random and stubborn idea that we discover by pure sequence of circumstances, Entre Vifs makes us hear the most massive by pushing the doors of the materiality of chaos-noise, screened through the creative human industry in its most persistent form.
In one word: "Bruitisme"
1 Stainless (Session 33) 24:28
2 Charivari (Session 35) - Part 1 10:51
3 An Sich Und Für Sich (Session 44) 18:53
4 Charivari (Session 35) - Part 2 12:03
5 None Of The Above (Session 46) 8:10