"Idylls"

by Lieven Martens Moana

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(Background Tape For) Le Tombeau De Robert Louis Stevenson
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A transcript from Ambae isle, aria
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A transcript from Ambae isle, scherzo I
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A transcript from Ambae isle, scherzo II
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A transcript from Ambae isle, coda
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Grondements Du Volcan De L’ile
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Cylinder 1011_13

about

My newest LP, recorded over a few years in Antwerp and Tokashikijima.

“After two sold out concerts in Tokyo and Osaka, we treat ourselves on a trip to Okinawa and the Ryukyu Islands. After spending a little time in the main city of Naha we took a ferry to Tokashikijima, a small island surrounded by coral reefs, mother-of- pearl farms and infested by an aggressive and poisonous snake. Aharen, a classic small beach town stuck in a fabricated memory of 80’s surf movies, was to be our home for just a few days. While walking through its snake infested bush and through its lagoon, while photographing, the Tombeau De Robert Louis Stevenson, a composition I was hinting at in live environments, became reality inside a patchwork of history, of coral reefs. While walking on the beach, more or less solitary since tourist season was just a few months away, while listening to the gorgeous sound of a small motoric fishing boat working on the reef – an ever-pleasing sound -, and to beautiful synthesized steel drum music coming from the local junior school. In the end the piece became so simple, an almost clinical exhibition of sound, that it became a difficult world entangled in meaning. Like a coral reef that is so pretty, yet dangerous, vibrant, endangered, complex, slow, fast, all at the same time. (…) Since I already figured out how to present my idylls – in a possible dark sense of the word – in the various forms, presented as a storytelling collection in four parts. Being a portrait (which could be a secretive self-portrait), a comment on ethnography, an exotic illustration and a ritual. The latter used in the most mundane sense ever, since I’d like to stay far away from a sensational bubblegum approach to (religious) pseudo-ethnography, to the copying of ethnic behaviour, or to approaching it as something odd or weird. These behaviourisms unavoidably invoke the end of all rituals, thus making the world a duller place.”



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releases March 27, 2017

Recorded 2014 - 2016, Antwerp – Belgium, and Aharen – Tokashikijima.
All compositions, instruments, text and photography by Lieven Martens, except otherwise noted. Mastered by Christophe Albertijn. Lay out by Jeroen Wille.
For Wietske Van Gils, Pele Flores Martens, Naoko Yamauchi, Amy Faust, Spencer Clark, Jeroen Wille, Christophe Piette, Niels Latomme and De Neus.

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