Optical Sound

Records & fine arts.
 
Paris / Ollioules
 
44 titles
 
OpticalSound
2022
French edition
105.00 70.00 €
Bundle (special offer for the purchase of seven issues of OpticalSound).
OpticalSound
2022
French edition
Interviews with Michael Gira (Swans), Ghislain Mollet-Viéville, Jérôme Lefdup, Éric Mangion, Pierre Leguillon, Norscq & Guillaume Ollendorff; Roxane Bovet, Mathieu Copeland and Laurent Schmid on John Armleder; Stéphane Margolis; Marie Losier's ten favorite records; Abbas Kiarostami by Alain Bergala...
 Norscq - 5 Streams (2 vinyl LP + 7\
2021
First vinyl edition of the 3rd album by Norscq (The Grief / The Atlas Project) that combines ancient texts, oriental singing, post-industrial electronica and dark ambient.
OpticalSound
2020
French edition
Jean-Baptiste Farkas; Nathalie Leleu; RYBN; Laura Kopf; Marianne Derrien; Dorothée Deyries-Henry; Guillaume Aubry; Étienne Charry par Hervé Zénouda; Maxime Ansiau; Carole Douillard, Amelia Jones, Suzanne Lacy & Barbara T. Smith; Éric Degoutte; Jérôme Grivel; Vaughan Oliver; Alain Bergala; Gwendoline Samidoust; Yann Ricordel; Emma Briant; Olivier Mosset...
Enrique Ramírez - Plunging Collapsing Surging (vinyl LP)
2020
This project is a cooperation with The Narbonnaise regional park in south France where Enrique Ramírez developped a project related to the rising of the sea level and climate change. All tracks are made from field recordings Ramírez did under the water and in different areas of the nature reserve in the regional park.
Hervé Zénouda - Micrologies N°1 (vinyl LP)
2020
The new project of Hervé Zenouda (Stinky Toys): a sophisticated and rustling electronic music.
OpticalSound
2019
French edition
Cosey FanTutti, Présence Panchounette, Nicolas Boulard, Olivier Quintyn, Wilfrid Almendra, Caroline Delieutraz, Simon Fisher Turner…
 Cocoon - You\'ve arrived (vinyl LP)
2019
Cocoon, the solo project of Clair Obscur's leader Christophe Demarthe, publishes his fourth album on Optical Sound.
Pierre Beloüin - Optical Sound & Pierre Beloüin - 1997 → ×
2017
texts in English and in French
Anniversary monograph celebrating the twenty-year activity of the label Optical Sound and its founder Pierre Beloüin: this anthological publication traces twenty years of activity at the intersection of experimental music and contemporary art, featuring unpublished documents and exhibitions views, an insert, as well as critical texts and interviews.
OpticalSound
2017
French edition
Interview with P. Nicolas Ledoux and Pierre Beloüin on the occasion of Optical Sound's twenthieth anniversary; Hubert Selby Jr.; the discography of Etant donnés; a special section dedicated to Marjorie Cameron…
Simon Fisher Turner - Picture From Darkness (vinyl LP)
2017
Original soundtrack of the eponymous “musicfilmdream”, in collaboration with video artist Makino Takashi. Created in tribute to late filmmaker Derek Jarman, this musical score was influenced by the early electronic recordings of pioneers like Terry Riley and Morton Feldman. The two artists first presented this work during the 2016 BFI London Film Festival.
OpticalSound
2016
French edition
A re-reading of Walter Benjamin by François Coadou, suicidal tendencies in Rock'n'roll history, Chris Marker's La Jetée, Genesis P-Orridge & Timothy Leary, Salvage Art Institute, Arnaud Labelle-Rojoux, Crammed Discs Records, interviews with Jean-Luc Verna, Jill Gasparina, Ange Leccia, Carole Douillard & Dora García…
OpticalSound
2015
French edition
The artist's magazine's rich and diverse third issue welcomes fiction for the first time.
 BlackNox - We don\'t believe in Heaven (vinyl LP)
2015
The first live recording of the duo formed by Gerome Nox (sound) and Black Sifichi (spoken words and texts).
 That Summer - Back From Ancient Gardens (Industry & Idleness) (vinyl LP)
2014
That Summer's very first vinyl, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its first album, “Drowsiness of Ancient Gardens”, consists of reworks (covers and remixes) of a number of That Summer's songs by some of the industrious musicians who have been part of the “band” over the years, in some way or other.
OpticalSound
2014
French edition
The second issue of the magazine published by Optical Sound, between experimental music and contemporary art.
 Cocoon - III
2011
Third album by Cocoon, the solo project of Clair Obscur's leader Christophe Demarthe.
 Clair Obscur - We Gave Our Music To The Gods And The Gods Remixed It (CD)
2010
Sixteen visual artists give their vision of Clair Obscur's album We Gave A Party For The Gods And The Gods All Came.
 Norscq - L\'homme Orchestre V.2 (Surf\'n\'Exotica Version)  (vinyl 10\
2010
Soundtrack for an exotic elevator, innocent muzak, only a priori, an orchestra with sequins and cheap junk (the soundtrack of Pierre Beloüin's eponymous installation).
 Cercueil - Shoo Straight Shout (CD)
2010
Cercueil's first album.
P. Nicolas Ledoux - A chaque jour suffit sa peine...™ - Special Kit (DVD)
2009
A “kit” resulting from the two working visual artists Pierre Beloüin and P. Nicolas Ledoux's cross work.
Lionel Marchetti - Adèle et Hadrien - Le livre des vacances (2 CD)
2008
A piece of concrete music based on voices of children of Lionel Marchetti's family, recorded in familiar holiday places.
 Wild Shores - Optophonia (CD)
2007
An audiovisual performance that stages the texts of the writer Marc-Henri Lamande.
Joachim Montessuis - Eros3 + Cosmogon + DDF (DVD + CD)
2007
bilingual edition (English / French), texts and subtitles
Two films and a musical piece by Joachim Montessuis.
 Tsé - La ralentie (CD)
2007
Tsé (Guillaume Ollendorff)'s second album.
 Norscq - 5 Streams (CD)
2006
A project by Norscq (The Grief / The Atlas Project) that combines ancient texts, oriental singing, post-industrial electronica and dark ambient.
Pierre Beloüin - Awan~Siguawini~~Spemki~~~ (CD)
2006
This installation juxtaposes photographs of eight “landscapes” with “soundscapess” created by French sound artists, who made a free sound interpretation based on the chosen picture and collected raw sounds.
 The Grief - Greatest Hits (2 CD)
2005
The Grief's greatest hits, with many unpublished, rarities and remixes.
Echo Location (CD)
2005
Eighteen figures of the French New Wave scene reinterpret each one of their iconic titles.
 Heller - .01..05. (CD)
2005
The two French musicians Sébastien Roux and Eddie Ladoireextend their ambient explorations through drone guitars and digital manipulation.
Michèle Bokanowski - L\'étoile Absinthe (CD)
2010
currently out of stock
L'étoile Absinthe was composed in 1999-2000 in the composer's studio. Chant d'ombre was composed in 2004 in the composer's studio. It is dedicated to Eliane Radigue.
 Paradis Noir - Cream (vinyl LP – Picture Disc)
2017
sold out
French duo Paradis Noir (Jefferson Lembeye & Olivier Le Borgne) is influenced by both the writings of Malcolm Lowry and the music of PIL, Joy Division and the Velvet Underground, as well as electro-industrial music. Thomas de Pourquery, Black Sifichi and Élise Caron collaborated on this unique album produced by Norscq. The picture disc reproduces two paintings by Tom de Pékin.
 I Apologize - I Apologize (vinyl 7\
2015
sold out
New picture disc by Jean-Luc Verna's band.
Stéphane Thidet - From Walden To Space (vinyl LP – Picture Disc)
2015
sold out
This project stages the collision between the book Walden or Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau (1854) and the mission of Mercury Seven (1958) sending men to space. It is a polymorphic work, evoking the questions of autonomy, isolation, solitude, but also contemplation and enlarged perspectives through music and live performance with modular synthesizers.
 I Apologize - I Apologize (vinyl 10\
2013
sold out
Picture disc by Jean-Luc Verna's band.
OpticalSound
2013
French edition
sold out
The magazine first issue: featuring Gee Vaucher, Stephen Wright, Coil, Glassbox, Claude Lévêque, Mabel Tapia, Franckdavid, Société Réaliste, Raphaële Jeune, Élodie Lesourd, Agnès Joffray, Robert Hampson, Sandy Amerio…
Music for Death (from circles to square) (vinyl LP)
2013
sold out
The ideal funeral soundtrack (16 previously unreleased tracks by Arnaud Maguet, Cocoon, Robert Hampson & Sébastien Roux, Norscq, Gerome Nox, Paradise Now & Gerard Malanga, Rainier Lericolais & m-o-r-s-e, Scanner, Black Sifichi, Simon Fisher Turner, Coil...).
Objets noirs et choses carrées - Nino Ferrer Revisited (CD)
2012
sold out
A tribute to Nino Ferrer.
J. G. Thirlwell - Hydroze Plus (vinyl 10\
2010
sold out
The collaboration between J. G. Thirlwell (Foetus) and Fred Bigot (Electronicat).
Simon Fisher Turner - Music From Films You Should Have Seen (CD)
2010
sold out
Three musics for films and installation—one of the most beautiful albums by Simon Fisher Turner.
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