- Title: Drift 02
- Artist: Yann Leguay
- Label: Artkillart
- Format: 10"
- Genres: Sound Art, Misc France
- Price: €15,00EU (incl. 19% VAT)€12,61non-EU
Vinyl 10'', limited edition of 222 hand-numbered copies.
12 overlaid grooves of silence per side.
Drift-02 comes with a 24 pages booklet including « Grooving in Silence », a text by Samon Takahashi.
"DRIFT is a record series that uses non conventional technics of vinyl cutting. For its second issue, DRIFT-02, a strict protocol was set, cutting 12 grooves of silence on each side, superimposed on top of each other and progressively cut on the surface of the record.
Playing the record produces a randomized path into the different silent grooves. The listener concretely enters the vinyl materiality, experiences the shapes of the empty grooves, the disturbances and the crossings.
Hearing a sound from passing through the stereo panning indicates the pickup is physically drifting on the surface. The same applies to the cracks and drifts, that manifest that the needle has leaped, as the pickup continually drifts grooves throughout its progression. And even if there is no sound cut on the record, singular sounds arise, producing a complex soundscape.
The settings of the turntable, the quality and wear of its needle, its different parameters (consweight, anti-skating…) affect the reading path, unveil the non deterministic nature of the record: the duration is not stable, the reading becomes chaotic, punctuated with accidents, looping or backward phenomena may occur.
DRIFT-02 is the second opus released on the collection DRIFT, after the famous DRIFT-01, released in 2012, with 4 grooves per side, reuniting Martin Tétreault, eRikm, DJ Sniff and Arnaud Rivière.
About Yann Leguay:
Brussels based sound artist Yann Leguay, defined as a media saboteur by the Consumer Waste label, he seeks to fold materiality in on itself using basic means in the form of objects and videos or during installations and performances.
His flagrant disregard for the accepted norms of audio behaviour appropriates unusual machinery for the playback of audio media: using an angle grinder to perform the live destruction of a microphone or using opened hard-drives as turntables. His release activity is equally deviant, releasing silkscreen records or a 7” single without a central hole and a record composed from recordings of vinyl being scratched by scalpel.
His Phonotopy label proposes a conceptual approach to recording media and he also curates the DRIFT series on the Artkillart label which overlays several grooves onto a single record, causing randomised playback."