Francisco Meirino - Anthems For Unsuccessful Winners
Label : Cave12 – c12 A 05, 250 copies
Format : 12’’ - 33rpm
A untitled 19’53
B untitled 20’55
Composed, edited and pre-mastered by Francisco Meirino
Design by Xavier Robel
Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker, at Dubplates & Mastering
Produced by Cave12, 2018
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.
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*.
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.