Soleil Gris Eclatant Castles In Space Records CIS051

by Bernard Grancher



"Soleil Gris Eclatant was recorded under the same conditions as the Auveugle Etincelle cassette. However, it has a much darker side; it is a kind of logical continuation but in the burying of the ego and all the aspects which make the depreciation of the personality after a wounding episode in the personal life ...
"The material used for the recording is in the image of this dark mood: the synthesizers are at the end of their life and are synchronized with the rhythm machines with difficulty, the tape recorders are atony and idle causing suffocating soundscapes.
"And despite everything, the music starts almost alone, as if moved by the residual force of these old machines which still testify to their loyalty to prove that they still have things to tell.
"Soleil Gris Eclatant tells a secret story; that of its author and the symbiosis which links him to his almost lifeless machines. It is the story of this light which arises from this marriage between the dressed man and the dying machines. A gray light but yet dazzling and hypnotic, a light that invites you to look it in the face to better penetrate you and live a little inside you.
"Who will listen to this curious sound testimony..."

The album is pressed on beautiful black and white splatter vinyl with luscious sci-fi artwork from Nick Taylor. All copies include two double sided art prints and all is housed in a plastic folder.


released July 24, 2020

Noises, Synth and Tape Manipulations By Bernard Grancher

Mastering by Yan Hart Lemonnier.

Artwork by Nick Taylor for

Equipment used for this album:

Akaï 3000D Tape recorder
Uher 4000 Report Monitor
Uher 4200 Report Monitor
4-track Tascam 424
Roland Sh-101
Boss DR-55
Soma Lyra-8
Korg Monotribe
NYX Dreadbox
Critter & Guitari Kaleidoloop
Suzuki Omnichord OM-84
Oto Bam
Yamaha VSS-30
Montreal Assembly Count to Five Delay


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Bernard Grancher was first a radio guru in GBBG you can find it here :
Using sound collages and his own hallucinatory incantations, he spent in 2008 producing his music. The thing is at first noisy, vibrating electronic deflagration close to the universe of Residents. He slowly turns to a quieter music but also more worried while keeping a pop aspect. ... more

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