samedi 1 juin 2024

Quiet pleasure - Exhibition at Pianola

 


 
QUIET PLEASURE / The Dead Mauriacs

場所: @pianola_records
営業時間: 14時〜21時(木曜定休)
会期: 06.08 ~ 06.29
 
The Dead Mauriacs(@thedeadmauriacs)はフランス人アーティスト、Olivier Prieurによるソロ・プロジェクトです。
過去にCalax RecordsからもLPをリリースして以降、彼とは定期的に連絡を取り合っています。Olivierはフランス北西部にあるル・アーブルという都市に暮らしており、フランス語の教師として働きながら、音楽活動やペインティング、自主出版など、幅広い活動を続けています。
下北沢にあるPianola Recordsさんの店舗スペースをお借りして、そんなOlivierの「密かな愉しみ」を飾る展示会を開催します。本展示会はOlivier個人がPianola Recordsに企画をオファーしたことから始まり、Calax Recordsの企画として実施するに至りました。企画を実現してくださったPianola Recordsの國友さん、この企画のために新たに準備してくれたOlivierに感謝申し上げます。
 

 
The Dead Mauriacs (@thedeadmauriacs) is a solo project by French artist Olivier Prieur.
LP releases have also been made in the past by Calax Records, and since then, there has been regular communication with him. Olivier resides in the city of Le Havre in northwestern France, where he works as a French language teacher while continuing a wide range of activities such as music, painting, and self-publishing.
This exhibition introduces Olivier's "quiet pleasures." It began when Olivier personally offered a proposal to Pianola Records, leading to its implementation as a project under Calax Records. We express our gratitude to Kunitomo-san from Pianola Records for making this project a reality, and to Olivier for his new preparations for this project.

vendredi 6 octobre 2023

Le titans

 

Nous sommes heureux d'annoncer la parution d'un nouveau livre : Les Titans.

Ce livre tiré à 50 exemplaires présente une série de dessins réalisés à Barbentane en Août 2023. Les  onze premiers sont exécutés au fusain  et les neuf suivants au crayon et à la pointe de graphite. Ces dessins sont reproduits en pages de droite. Sur les pages de gauche figurent des détails de ceux-ci, en symétrique inversé et en négatif.

Tous les dessins sont reproduits en quatre couleurs pour mieux en rendre les nuances.
Les couvertures ont été imprimées sur du papier "peau d'orange" de 300 gr/m² et les pages intérieures sur papier recyclé  de 300 gr/m².

L'Art Pénultième. Octobre 2023. 15, 5 cm x 20, 9 cm. 44 pages.  Edition signée et numérotée, limitée à 50 exemplaires.

https://thedeadmauriacs.bandcamp.com/merch/les-titans


We are delighted to announce the publication of a new book Les Titans.

This book, printed in 50 copies, presents a series of drawings made in Barbentane in August 2023. The first eleven were done in charcoal and the next nine in pencil and graphite. These drawings are reproduced on the right-hand pages. On the left-hand pages are details of these drawings, in inverted symmetry and negative.

All the drawings are reproduced in four colours to bring out the nuances more clearly.
The covers are printed on 300g/m² orange peel paper and the inside pages on 300g/m² recycled paper.

L'Art Pénultième. October 2023. 15.5 cm x 20.9 cm. 44 pages.  Signed and numbered edition, limited to 50 copies.
https://thedeadmauriacs.bandcamp.com/merch/les-titans


 

dimanche 25 juin 2023

Crépuscule des dieux



 

 

 

 

 

Texte en français et japonais

24 dessins en noir, au marqueur ou au pinceau.

Couverture : carte noire teintée dans la masse 300gr/m².

Papier intérieur : recyclé 80gr/m²

Feuillet : recyclé feuille verte 75 gr/m²

15 exemplaires

L'Art Pénultième / EPAC juin 2023

dimanche 30 avril 2023

Le Parc, rapport d'observations (The Park, observation report)

 


The music and text that make up this record originate from repeated stays in Brussels. They were born from curious observations and daily recordings, which, when assembled and manipulated, became a kind of dystopian mirror game.

Some of the sounds on the record were recorded in cafés, streets, a park, the Notre-Dame des Victoires church in the Sablon district, others were made with objects found on the spot, a chair, a table, a shutter, and manipulated with the tools of concrete or electro-acoustic music. Some field recordings, made in other places, were added to create this fiction that the text extends: a sort of dangerous game involving agents, observers and parakeets in a park. Sometimes their respective roles become confused, as do time and space.

The Dead Mauriacs entrusted the visual aspect of the project to Evan Crankshaw, with whom they often work. With his collages, he brought a vision that deterritorialises and enriches both text and music.

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Le Parc, rapport d’observations / The Park, observation report.

Part 1
-Les perruches (Parakeets),
-Les ambassades (Embassies),
-Un malaise passager (A passing discomfort).

Part 2
-Diversion (Diversion),
-Manigances feutrées (Mufled shenanigans)
-Soupçons (Suspicion).
-Seconde diversion (Second diversion) :
-Bifurcations et miroirs (Bifurcations and mirrors).

Part 3
-Les observateurs (The observers),
-Le kiosque (The kiosk).
-Une intrigue chorégraphique (A choreographic plot),
-Disparition (Disappearance)
 


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Field recordings :
Brussel (chair, table, rolling shutter, church organ, street
noises, people in a café, sounds in Leopold parc) ;
Rouen (Corean gathering) ;
Saint-Pierre de Varengeville (birds, water, wind in the leaves, ventilation system) ;
Figueira (sea).

Real and fake piano, strings, and everything else played and assembled through Ableton Live.

Music and text by Olivier Prieur
Artwork by Evan Crankshaw
Layout by Rutger Zuydervelt 
Sublime Retreat, Wroclaw, 2023.
 


 You can listen and buy, here :

Contact us if you want a signed copy :
contact@thedeadmauriacs.com

mercredi 4 janvier 2023

jeudi 29 septembre 2022

The Dead Mauriacs - Cérémonie (avec cargo en flammes)

 

We are extremely pleased to present 
Cérémonie (avec cargo en flammes) - Ceremony (with burning cargo). 
This new EP, released by Haemoccult Recordings, 
is limited to 120 copies.
It includes the vinyl, a colour printed insert on both sides and a bilingual French/English booklet, as well as a postcard.
To order it, please, contact Steve Cammack 
at this address: 
 
muhmur.radio@gmail.com
 
Price : £7.50 + P&P
Do not wait too long...





 PS : At the same time, Haemoccult is also releasing 
a Grey Frequencies EP
of great interest for curious ears...

mercredi 21 avril 2021

Of Course, This Is Dance Music

 

We are happy to present 

Of Course, This Is Dance Music.

This new release 

contains 60 minutes of new music, 

a full colours booklet and two postcards. 

 
Please, have a look at the trailer here :

https://vimeo.com/539599964

 

And 

Listen to the music 

by following this link :

https://thedeadmauriacs.bandcamp.com/album/of-course-this-is-dance-music

 




 

lundi 6 juillet 2020

Danses pour les charmeurs de sangsues



Late in 2019, some Happy Fews received 
from 
The Dead Mauriacs
a downloadable zipfile containing 
Danses pour les amazones et les charmeurs de sangsues.

We are now delighted to present 
Danses pour les charmeurs de sangsues,
a full extended album 
based on the aforementioned one.
.
This new album contains 
around 46 minutes of musical illuminations and nightmares
augmented by a short novel, 
a collection of tempera paintings, 
and a postcard.

This is limited to twenty physical copies 
and, of course, unlimited downloads...

Please, feel free to listen here :


PS : Note that the tracks are divided in 9 danses for convenience on Bandcamp.

vendredi 24 avril 2020

Join Us, There Will Be A Cocktail Party After The Plague Mass


JOIN US, THERE WILL BE A COCKTAIL PARTY AFTER THE PLAGUE MASS
 
L'Art Pénultième & The Dead Mauriacs 
are happy to present 
JOIN US, THERE WILL BE A COCKTAIL PARTY AFTER THE PLAGUE MASS, 
a virtual cassette and a survival kit 
for your ears !
This is a free downloadable release containing specially made (or rare) material 
                                                                from Artists we love :


MIKE HARDING
JAN WARNKE
PHILIP MARSHALL
ERRING-DO
TARA BHATTACHARYA
THORSTEN SOLTAU
BJ NILSEN
RAINIER LERICOLAIS
SIMON FISHER TURNER
HÉLÈNE & OLIVIER
VINCENT EPPLAY
THE DEAD MAURIACS
EVAN CRANKSHAW
SCANNER
SUSAN MATTHEWS
BEN BERTRAND
SIGTRYGGUR BERG SIGMARSSON
BÉRANGÈRE MAXIMIN

Feel Free to download and build your own cassette, with printable j-card including artwork, credits, links to websites.
Cut, fold, glue, listen, enjoy !





Download MP3 :
https://mega.nz/file/pm4hiSYY#sD0rXMhqidXXa9yrIWBahg_JehbydKnv2oh7qQ2spWg

Download WAV :
https://mega.nz/file/wvpjDSxA#gFAivhsclwMfYjfvBBSBWiCbjcCfl5vKydtbsrAkFcE

L'Art Pénultième - EPAC. APCC Hors Commerce / Not For Sale.2020.

dimanche 19 avril 2020

Force of Nature / Kracht van de Natuur.

Force of Nature / Kracht van de Natuur. 
Group exhibition 
 (16 – 30 april 2020) 
with 
The Dead Mauriacs 



Thanks to Max Kuiper.

Galerie de vijf ramen
Sonsbeeksingel 150,
Arnhem,
The Netherlands
 

mardi 17 décembre 2019

The Congress


The Dead Mauriacs - The Congress
A - The Writer
B - The Magician

NPH 2019

The congress is a one copy limited release, made for Steve Cammack's birthday.
Listen to Muhmur Radio Broadcast !