Francisco Meirino - Anthems For Unsuccessful Winners

LA PLAINTE

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Vinyl LP

Label : Cave12 ‎– c12 A 05, 250 copies

Format : 12’’ - 33rpm

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A    untitled        19’53

B    untitled        20’55

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Composed, edited and pre-mastered by Francisco Meirino

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Design by Xavier Robel

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Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker, at Dubplates & Mastering

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Produced by Cave12, 2018

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This piece is a commission by the Mos Espa Festival, is mostly composed from the (MEG) Geneva Ethnography Museum’s sound archives. Composed in 2016, it has been re-edited by the artist for this present LP edition by Cave 12 records.

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In the MEG's archives, I first looked for acoustic events that I’ve edited, filtered, and extracted from their original context. I thus obtained a sufficiently abstract sonic-substance to be able to transform it into a hypnotic, psycho-active sound piece in the spirit of the *musique concrète*.

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Some of the same effects are used as a trans-communication technique by shamans and other social or religious actors who use sound to gather / fill / manipulate their listeners. It is in this correlation that my work resonates with the concept of the Mos Espa festival, the jungle spirits, shamanism, trance music and so on.

Side A - extract

Side B - extract