Optical Sound

Records & fine arts.
 
OpticalSound
2020
French edition
forthcoming
Jean-Baptiste Farkas; Nathalie Leleu; RYBN; Laura Kopf; Marianne Derrien; Dorothée Deyries-Henry; Guillaume Aubry; Étienne Charry by Hervé Zénouda; Maxime Ansiau; Carole Douillard, Amelia Jones, Suzanne Lacy and Barbara T. Smith; Éric Degoutte; Jérôme Grivel; Vaughan Oliver by Frédéric Bortolotti; Philippe Jugé and Serge Nicolas; Alain Bergala; Gwendoline Samidoust; Séverine Hubard, Eva Meyer and Léa Bismuth; Yann Ricordel; Emma Briant by Pierre Beloüin; Olivier Mosset, Pierre Beloüin and Paul Bernard...
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
90.00 60.00 €
Bundle (special offer for the purchase of the six issues of OpticalSound).
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publication traces twenty years of activity at the intersection of experimental music and contemporary art, featuring unpublished documents and exhibitions views, an insert, as well as critical texts and interviews.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…
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.
OpticalSound
2013
French edition
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…
 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.
Michèle Bokanowski - L\'étoile Absinthe (CD)
2010
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.
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.
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