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Radio Folie/Culture: Palimpsestes Sonores sur Territoires Magnétiques

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Radio Folie/Culture: Palimpsestes Sonores sur Territoires Magnétiques is the result of a series of encounters between three audio artists' collectives: Avatar, Obscure, and Folie/Culture. Each piece features the collaboration of two creators -- even on the two works by Christof Migone, since they are built on a narration supplied by uncredited speakers. Most works deal with cultural elements: Recollections of old children's television programs are confronted with conceptions on love and sex (the untitled ninth track); Francophone and Anglophone views on French are exposed in "Je Me Te Me Parle" and "Je Me Te Me Te Parle." Some works belong to electro-acoustics, others are closer to sound collage or audio art (like Jocelyn Robert and Fabrice Montal's untitled piece). This compilation is weaker, conceptually and artistically, than Ding Dong Deluxe and Rappel. One can't shake an awkward hodgepodge feeling emanating from it. A below-average release from Ohm Éditions.

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