|Notes & Commentary
|"Ambient & Film Music 1+2" including 2 CD (Vol.1 from 1991 + Vol.2 from 2011) is available on OUT OF LINE Records.
A 99 copies ultra-limited edition including an original signed and numbered fine-art print has also been released.
"The intriguing music project Sombre Printemps, which Philippe Fichot/Die Form created in 1991 to commemorate the German author and graphic designer Unica Zürn (the project’s name has been taken from one of her books), is now undergoing a spectacular renaissance, 20 years after its inception. On “Ambient & Film Music II“, exceptional artist Fichot yet again takes us on a journey into playful, experimental and surreally tinged sonic worlds. Intricate grooves meet ingenious compositions, wild vocal samples and highly creative sound design in eleven tracks that invade the ears in a disturbing, yet otherworldly beautiful manner. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Sombre Printemps, the new album receives a classy double-CD-release that also includes the rare and long-deleted first release “Ambient and Film Music”, on which Philippe Fichot created aural experiments that were way ahead of their time, two decades ago. It has been way too long since the creative mind behind Die Form has last allowed us to glimpse into one of the most interesting facets of his creative oeuvre. For fans of Die Form and for aficionados of creative electronic aural art, “Ambient & Film Music II” is an absolute must!"
The booklet includes 16 new photograms specially created with algorythmic mathematic composition software, directly inspired by the music.
"Organes secrets, fleurs d'enfer, cabinet noir et blanc,
fond d'oeil sans tain, vice caché, anatomie mentale,
main tendue à la mort, mais tendue à l'amour,
s'agrippant au vide, double, tranchant,
l'infini des possibles est trouble et troublant...
eros ex anima." (Ph. F.)
À la mémoire de Unica Zürn, Hans Bellmer, Henri Michaux & Antonin Artaud.