Quartz Locked-HD Hachoir 1. Quartz Locked-HD Hachoir
First album of Quartz Locked, Wave 91,6 is inspired and based on some moments, sensitive and sublime, consisting of archives, sounds and recordings. All this original sound material is broadcasted since more of one decade on Radio Mulot. This first record is a possible one and essential record.
Vinyl (33t) with a postcard, a photography of Julien Mérieau titled Gold of the gone world.
Quartz Locked - Wave 91,6 / Duration : 44'23"
1 – HD Hachoir (5:50)
2 – Mantra (15:08)
3 – Open Song (0:55)
1 – Trains Interlock (5:01)
2 – Jessie Good Time (7:23)
3 – Doux Demo - At the time I was to end up this track, people was being shot in Paris (9 :38)
Designed and recorded in Nantes between june and december 2015.
Mastering : Mathias Delplanque
Photos : Julien Mérieau
This record is dedicated to Blaise Pascal Mérinsot.
Photo album here.
This album is constructed from an extensive archive of radio chatter from Radio Mulot, a pirate station based in Nantes, blending old sounds with countless chunks of new material from a range of instruments. Rather than a lo-fi mix of oblique incidental concrète thought, it’s pretty user-friendly. For example, the 15 minute « Mantra » takes place over a cycling bass groan and some parallel universe, while all manner of horror movie keyboard tropes, French language monologues, phone calls and pseudo classical snippets trot their way across the beat. It’s far from funky, but there is a sense of constant forward motion, making this an unusual and addictive listen.
The Wire (July 2017)