Feu St-Antoine - L’eau par la soif (CD) (Pierre / Essaie pas)
This is Pierre Guerineau of Essaie pas, his project with Marie Davidson
This release is his solo debut on his new label Éditions Appærent,
This CD is an edition of 99 total, hand numbered. DFA have 10 copies in stock.
2. The Appærence
3. Blues pour papa (feat. Alex Zhang Hungtai)
4. Spazio Libero
5. Non Grata
6. L’eau par la soif
7. Avale (feat. Nick Rony)
All music written and produced by Pierre Guerineau, except track 7 by Pierre Guerineau and Nick Rony. Saxophone on track 3 performed by Alex Zhang Hungtai. Additional production by Asaël Robitaille & Jesse Osborne-Lanthier. Mastering by Jesse Osborne-Lanthier. Design by Jesse Osborne-Lanthier. The text in “The Appærence” was inspired by The Ego Tunnel by Thomas Metzinger.
Dedicated to the memory of Chantal Suzanne Aubry
Éditions Appærent and Pierre Guerineau are proud to present L’eau par la soif, their shared debut record, releasing in July 2020 on digital and CD.
Named after historical cases of mass hallucinations in French villages, Feu St-Antoine’s music reflects the subjectivity of reality, both as a personal and socio-political construct.
From the cold vocoder of “The Appærence” to the phased, swirling rhythms of “Spazio Libero,” or the vast, sprawling synth epics “L’eau par la soif” and “Printemps,” this record is immaculately rendered at every level; suffused with thoughts half-remembered, emotions never felt, and languages unlearned.
Language plays a crucial role here. Monologues and snatched phrases are buried in these tracks; one can even detect the cry and speech of Alex Zhang Hungtai’s slabbed, event-horizon saxophone. “L’eau par la soif” traverses the space between what is known and unknown, what is felt and unfelt, what is true and what is merely fact.
Pierre Guerineau is a composer and producer living in Montreal. Besides two critically acclaimed albums on DFA Records with his duo Essaie pas, he has produced music for over thirty releases on labels such as NON Worldwide, Ninja Tune and Cititrax/Minimal Wave; and collaborates regularly with artists such as Marie Davidson, Bernardino Femminielli, Jesse Osborne-Lanthier, Asaël Robitaille and Alex Zhang Hungtai.