cs17 - becoming "idealista"

cs-17  Becoming

double vinyl EP, 300 copies
music by james s. taylor & cedrick eymenier 16:9
mastering mathieu berthet 
A1 we gaze at the distant sunset and walk into the stream
A2 papet12
B1 psicologia
B2 idealista
C implicite
D explicite

This particular Becoming is a word stolen from Wilfred Bion - He had a concept of “O”.
So we stole the word. In that musician way of pinching a high intellectual idea / term and using it for some music. Yet there is a sense of becoming in our music. Things do change without seeming to do so - it’s not evolution or growth, more a constant state of micro change. Like the dust on my bedroom floor. The music came before the name. What you hear here was culled from many hours of improvisation. Nothing was composed or worked out. We just did it live to stereo 2track then edited. A healthy mix of old and new machines at play. Wobbly analogue synths and algorithmic digital drum machines - via dumb groove boxes of the 90s.

James S. Taylor

After 12 years of music making, i left the group Swayzak to concentrate on my ambient / experimental project Lugano Fell. I released two CDs and somehow restarted in music. Several performances, installations and general audio experimentation followed during which i met Cedrick Eymenier. I played at his Son De Salagou festival in France. Working in a more free and artistic way has reignighted my passion for sound and music. I continue with Lugano Fell and begin a new project with Becoming, a duo of myself and Cedrick wherein we explore deep, trippy repetitive music for maybe dancing.
Key Performances : SF MOMA (San Fransico), PS1 New York, Glastonbury (UK), Bergheim / Panorama Bar (Berlin), Hotel de Sully (Paris), Le Rex (Paris), Picnic Electronique (Montreal), Fabric (London), Sub Club (Glasgow), Benicassim Festival (Spain), Robert Johnson (Offenbach), Nitsa (Barcelona), Cave 12 (Geneva)

Cedrick Eymenier
Wandering in between music, film, art, and photography since late 90’s, playing with the band Cats Hats Gowns, playing with James as Becoming, spinning records as dj 16:9, co-founding and running the Coriolis Sounds record label, contributing magazines like Purple (Paris), Ok Fred/TooMuch (Tokyo), doing exhibitions and screenings, curating exhibitions (Esope Reste Ici Et Se Repose) and festivals (Le Son du Salagou, Cassiopeia), collaborating with musicians for the soundtracks of movies (Fennesz, Vladislav Delay, Oren Ambarchi, Taylor Deupree, Steve Roden, Giuseppe Ielasi, Akira Rabelais, Sebastien Roux..), sometimes teaching photography, doing a monthly radio show with James, thinking of re-launching a festival mostly focused on Coriolis Sounds artists and vision..
Key exhibitions/gigs : IAC (Villeurbanne) Moderna Museet (Stockholm) Issue Project Room (New York), Cosmic Wonder (Osaka), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Consortium (Dijon), CRAC (Sète).

-- from Technique, Tokyo

ミニマル・ハウス快作アルバム!2009年に発足されたCats Hats Gownsが主宰するCoriolis Soundsから、TresorやStudio !K7レーベルなどで大活躍する先駆者SwayzakのメンバーでもあるJames S. TaylorとCats Hats Gownsのメンバーの一人Cedrick Eymenierによる新プロジェクトBecomingがニュー・アルバムをリリース!グルーヴィでアブストラクトなリズムトラックとダビーなシンセやユニークなSEを主体に、スピリチュアルなムードで作りこまれた極上のミニマル・ハウス・トラック!アーティスティックな音楽性とDJに使える実用性を兼ね備えた秀逸なアルバム作品です!激プッシュ!!!!