The Extraordinary Tale Of A Lemon Girl trilogy: Chapter I: Oneiric Rings On Grey Velvet

by Philippe Petit: a musical travel-agent

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    Philippe Petit: Extraordinary Tales Of A Lemon Girl

    Chapter I: Oneiric Rings On Grey Velvet (October 2011)
    Chapter II: Fire-walking To Wonderland (April 2012)
    Chapter III: Hitch-hiking Thru Bronze Mirrors (Sept 2012)

    « Extraordinary Tales Of A Lemon Girl » is an epic sountrack, a trilogy as inspired by glorious Italian Gialli than the odysseys from Homer, Lewis Carroll or James Joyce. Divided in three sections depicting a « fruity » Lemon girl’s nonsensical journeys to oneiric lands. Once again Philippe Petit offers a thematic framework, whose musical script only aims at revealing a beginning and its ending while inviting the listener to wander along the variety of sounds, melodies, textures, themes… Surprise, surprise…

    Sweet cosmic Lemon Girl
    Firewalking in your night
    Dream growing on grey velvet
    Her fortress is a bronze mirror
    From her tree hang an apple
    But she's not for you to eat.
    No escape from her heart
    Die your Lemon paradise

    Chapter I: Oneiric Rings On Grey Velvet Inspired by the symphonies of Herrmann, Holst, Sibelius, Berlioz, Shostakovich, and a few other... "Oneiric Rings On Grey Velvet" is a "Cyclic" soundtrack in which thematic material being varied occurs in more than one movement as a unifying device. An electronic orchestral record incorporating 20th century classical traditions but framing them in something quite new, while orchestrated for turntables, violins, violas, cellos, double bass, harp, oboes, clarinets, french horns, bassoon, piccolo, tuba, percussions & a choir... Original melodies blurred in to become unconsciously suggested, reappearing here and there, then Petit reworked-modified some themes with his virtual instruments, added percussions, turntablisms, Electric Psalterion, some prepaired Cymbalum and various recordings from his archives. The tale divides in two sections : Side A comprises Movements 1, 2 & 3 where Romantic melancholy is colliding with Avant-electro-acousticisms, unfolding a lush harmonic brillance, transporting you into the layered instrumentation which will give chills down your spine while seducing your heart... Side B consists of Movements 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 forming a dramatic suite, richly detailed and surprising, eliciting action and suspense, thrilling "listeners-in-danger" with a sense of uncertainty about the outcome of certain musical actions until the triumphant orchestration in the final Movement concludes in an absolute victory.

    Though not musically trained/educated, Petit obviously lies outside the classical genre but his scores incorporate traditional classical components in a predominantly unconventional manner. « Extraordinary Tale Of A Lemon Girl » continues his investigations into the boundaries of extant, contemporary scoring through the lens of modern cinema. These ideas were initiated in his album Henry: The Iron Man (Aagoo/Beta Lactam Ring Records), "A Scent Of Garmambrosia" (Aagoo Rds), "Silk-Screened" (Trace Recordings) and continued with "Fiends With A Face" his duo with James Johnston (Dirter Promotion) or "OFF TO TITAN: his recontextualisation of Gustav Mahler's first symphony" out on Karl Rds.

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Philippe Petit: Extraordinary Tales Of A Lemon Girl

Chapter I: Oneiric Rings On Grey Velvet (October 2011)
Chapter II: Fire-walking To Wonderland (April 2012)
Chapter III: Hitch-hiking Thru Bronze Mirrors (Sept 2012)

« Extraordinary Tales Of A Lemon Girl » is an epic sountrack, a trilogy as inspired by glorious Italian Gialli than the odysseys from Homer, Lewis Carroll or James Joyce. Divided in three sections depicting a « fruity » Lemon girl’s nonsensical journeys to oneiric lands. Once again Philippe Petit offers a thematic framework, whose musical script only aims at revealing a beginning and its ending while inviting the listener to wander along the variety of sounds, melodies, textures, themes… Surprise, surprise…

Sweet cosmic Lemon Girl
Firewalking in your night
Dream growing on grey velvet
Her fortress is a bronze mirror
From her tree hang an apple
But she's not for you to eat.
No escape from her heart
Die your Lemon paradise

Chapter I: Oneiric Rings On Grey Velvet Inspired by the symphonies of Herrmann, Holst, Sibelius, Berlioz, Shostakovich, and a few other... "Oneiric Rings On Grey Velvet" is a "Cyclic" soundtrack in which thematic material being varied occurs in more than one movement as a unifying device. An electronic orchestral record incorporating 20th century classical traditions but framing them in something quite new, while orchestrated for turntables, violins, violas, cellos, double bass, harp, oboes, clarinets, french horns, bassoon, piccolo, tuba, percussions & a choir... Original melodies blurred in to become unconsciously suggested, reappearing here and there, then Petit reworked-modified some themes with his virtual instruments, added percussions, turntablisms, Electric Psalterion, some prepaired Cymbalum and various recordings from his archives. The tale divides in two sections : Side A comprises Movements 1, 2 & 3 where Romantic melancholy is colliding with Avant-electro-acousticisms, unfolding a lush harmonic brillance, transporting you into the layered instrumentation which will give chills down your spine while seducing your heart... Side B consists of Movements 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 forming a dramatic suite, richly detailed and surprising, eliciting action and suspense, thrilling "listeners-in-danger" with a sense of uncertainty about the outcome of certain musical actions until the triumphant orchestration in the final Movement concludes in an absolute victory.

Though not musically trained/educated, Petit obviously lies outside the classical genre but his scores incorporate traditional classical components in a predominantly unconventional manner. « Extraordinary Tale Of A Lemon Girl » continues his investigations into the boundaries of extant, contemporary scoring through the lens of modern cinema. These ideas were initiated in his album Henry: The Iron Man (Aagoo/Beta Lactam Ring Records), "A Scent Of Garmambrosia" (Aagoo Rds), "Silk-Screened" (Trace Recordings) and continued with "Fiends With A Face" his duo with James Johnston (Dirter Promotion) or "OFF TO TITAN: his recontextualisation of Gustav Mahler's first symphony" out on Karl Rds.

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released February 13, 2013

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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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