Belgium / France, 2004, musique concrète, sound collage, acousmatic music

Henri Pousseur & Michel ButorPaysages planétaires: At just over three and a half hours, this album is a monster of a listening session, and it has so many disparate elements to it, I’d advise doing different activities while listening. Take a bath, eat supper, let your kids yell in your ear. Anything you do will enhance the experience, including sitting with headphones on and listening intently. This album deconstructs traditional folk music to reveal its nervous system, stripping away flesh layer by layer, as it delves into the depth of the sea, into the heart of darkness, into the mystery of women’s laughter. Let this project transform you… but watch out for the ducks.

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