Philippe Petit scores Henry : The Iron Man

by Philippe Petit: a musical travel-agent

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The acclaimed first album from French musical travel-agent which got released on Beta Lactam Ring Records in 2009 is at last issued on glorious vinyl by adventurous NY label Aagoo Rds.

« One lost lemonish night sleepwalking on a lost country road I dreamt that Shinya Tsukamoto was working on a blurred remake of "Eraserhead", and I was to soundtrack the grotesque mutation of Henry into an "Iron Man". I decided to manipulate and take advantage of the vinyl material to fondle crackles and released noises, to process textures and their resonances into vertiginous travellings of sound ; conjuring up flashes of disturbing black & white grainy sounds, behind-the-scenes close-ups, rapid nightmarish stop-motion effects.
I embarked on a visceral musical voyage, an intricate and imaginative soundtrack gathering both organic and sonic elements and giving life to a noisy magma where unexpected clicks stumbled over interferences, where digital accidents happened and drones and acoustic resonances filled the spaces in time. The music sprang on me and got caught in my eye »
Philippe Petit – June 2007

« As an aural journey, Henry: The Iron Man is quite an achievement + an opportunity to really focus on Petit's work and experience his creativity and original techniques. » in ALL MUSIC GUIDE (2010)

« Even without using any of the original source material, Petit combines the schizophrenic noise chaos of Eraserhead with the abstract industrial dystopia of Tetsuo, and the combination works out very well. The symbolism is wonderful here, » in BRAINWASHED (JAN 2010)

. » A complete and total form of artistic expression. Strange, creepy, unsettling...dark and hypnotic. TOP PICK. » in BABYSUE (JAN 2010)

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released October 10, 2009

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Philippe Petit: a musical travel-agent Yahatahigashi Ward, Japan

Interested in soundtracks even if I create original music I'd rather be introduced as a "musical travel agent" than a composer.

Since 2000 I have been playing all over the world...
Feeling lucky to release on several international labels such as Aagoo, Southern UK, Monotype, Alrealon Musique, Beta Lactam Ring, Sub Rosa, HomeNormal, Important, HelloSquare, Public Eyesore, Utech, Staubgold, etc...
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