A film by David Chambriard
Title: Record Me Machine
Release Date: August 21th, 2013
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Two years after “Poetry & Science-Fiction”, my cpu and I are proud to present new paths in our cognitive & sensitive relationship. The internal man/machine device helped me to be more attentive to my electronic partner and to develop along with it unknown feelings that we transform into music. Music from ancient times and music from the future, created for the brain and the heart.
“And now, flow my tears the machine said”
Poetry & Science Fiction video
A film by Loïc Jouan
“if Google Earth had existed when I was a kid, I’d surely have become an astronaut.”
This is a free compilation that we wanted to share with everyone. All brand new music coming out on plug during the spring quarter of 2012. We have been at this for the last 15 years and at some point this year, we will have had our 200th release. This is the year of letting go. Opening the flood gates of Plug Research for all to enjoy all of the wonders we have in our vaults.
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Release Date: March 13th, 2012
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Astrobal ‘Reworked’ – A dream within a dream
Multi-talented Emmanuel Mario led many a sonic adventure, both as an experimented musician (Arnaud Fleurent-Didier, Holden, Institut) and as a coveted producer (Laetitia Sadier) before giving flight to his own very personal project, Astrobal. His first EP, “Poetry & Science-Fiction”, propelled pop and electronica particles into fascinating new territories to the very boundaries of memory and the unknown, unveiling successive layers of folktronica with each listen: cinematic landscapes, reminiscences of theme music, images and childhood memories as well as dreamy and contemplative introspection. Not to mention a propensity towards travelling, exploring time frames, space and riveting sounds in as many poetic, visual, imaginary and sensorial experiments. Through “Poetry & Science-Fiction”, the dusk contained within was at last brought to light, and Astrobal never let formal minimalism impede upon the formation of an internal melodic cosmogony that proved both lush and acutely sensitive.
Emmanuel had dreamt of signing with Plug Research, a reference in terms of labels according to him. Now that he cradles this dream in the palm of his hand, he has chosen to bestow it upon other artists, musicians and remix maestros, allowing them to further extend paths taken, veer off into new directions or dream it themselves in turn. Astrobal ‘Reworked’ showcases eleven of the twenty proposals that were submitted. Eleven recreations, revisitings, in as many rebounds and ricochets. The eponymous theme of “Poetry & Science-Fiction” and its haunting backing vocals bounce over Thost’s beats, whilst Tom Terrien and Flairs bring the epic poems that lie at the heart of Astrobal’s fragile, raw and organic sonic forays to the foreground on “Will” and “Le Continent”. Equally inspired by “Will”, Levon Mateossian offers a stirring performance on “Les caresses des filles” where lurks the hedonistic spirit of Sébastien Tellier. Elsewhere Charlie Cole, who sang on the hypnotic “Trains”, contributes a stripped-down, luminous and soulful interpretation of the standout track. Whether they float at the fringes or lie at the very heart of the new horizons contained herein, Astrobal’s visions and Emmanuel Mario’s voice are here reclaimed and become manyfold, offering new constellations to be visited again and again.
Many thanks to Naïma Carthew for translation
Title: Poetry and Science Fiction
Cat# : PLG116-D
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Astrobal – “Trains” (Feat. Charlie Cole )
Album : “Poetry & Science-Fiction”
A film by Loïc Jouan
Edited by Florent Vassault
This video was recently featured on MTV Iggy:
France’s Astrobal goes around Europe in 4:23. “Trains” consists of all things synthetic, soft and light – like turbocharged bubblegum pop fused with electricity. If his upcoming debut, Poetry & Science-Fiction is anything like this cut, we’ll be along for the ride.
Compiled and Mixed by Astrobal
Artwork by Aarvo Lakus
Mixed Fall 2011
Poetry & Science-Fiction was released through Plug Research on October 4th, 2011. Astrobal – the producer who does side gigs as a drummer for French artists Arnaud Fleurent-Didier and the band Holden, explains the project: “I named the project Poetry & Science-Fiction because I see my music as a mix between fiction and true reality, between space and everyday life, relationship and imagination, between François Truffaut & Philip K. Dick.”