Matière Mémoire

Matière Mémoire is a Belgian label devoted to experimental and contemporary music.
 
Villers-la-Ville
 
44 titles
 
 Omnimal - Fielding (vinyl LP)
2024
forthcoming
A live recording on giant acoustic horns installed on a cliffside in the French Alps, playing with the echoes inherent to the site.
Charlemagne Palestine - The God Bear Archives 2 (2 CD)
2024
forthcoming
Unreleased tapes from the 70s and 80s.
Roxane Métayer - Adage Vestige (vinyl LP)
2024
The musician and visual artist's new album, somewhere between folk and experimental music.
Eric Thielemans - Double Consciousness (vinyl LP)
2023
Over the course of 40 minutes, the guitar treatments of composer, multi-instrumentalist and label head (Black Truffle) Oren Ambarchi (he also plays an audobon bird call) and the percussive work of Eric Thielemans perfectly merge in an outstanding improvisational session.
Charlemagne Palestine - The God Bear Archives 1 (2 CD)
2023
Unreleased tapes from the 70s and 80s.
Phill Niblock - Nurturing Exhibitions (book + 2 CD)
2023
English edition
An exhibitions book including 2 CDs with new pieces by Phill Niblock performed By Stephen O'Malley, Deborah Walker, Kasper Toeplitz, Franck Vigroux, David Maranha and many others.
Eric Thielemans - ਚੈਨਲKAANALचैनलRÁÐעָרוּץ - Godbear Series 004 (vinyl LP)
2022
An original meeting, powerful and explosive, between Charlemagne Palestine, Eric Thielemans and Oren Ambarchi.
Phill Niblock - Exploratory - Vol. 1 + 2 (CD)
2021
The new magistral piece from Phill Niblock, played by the Arditti String Quartet, David Watson and the Phoenix Ensemble Basel.
Phill Niblock - Exploratory - Vol. 1 (vinyl LP)
2021
The new magistral piece from Phill Niblock, played by the Arditti String Quartet & David Watson.
Phill Niblock - Exploratory - Vol. 2 (vinyl LP)
2021
The new magistral piece from Phill Niblock, played by the Phoenix Ensemble Basel.
Charlemagne Palestine - October 24, 1975 (CD)
2021
A 1975 unreleased Strumming performance in Antwerp.
Oren Ambarchi - MMXX-16 - Viscount Gort (vinyl EP)
2021
A beautiful work that features piano, electronics, processing, and field recordings.
Carlos Casas - MMXX-19 - 1883 (Sound Model I) (vinyl EP)
2021
An uncanny electroacoustic composition that incorporates field recordings, synthesis, and acoustic sources, among Carlos Casas's most ambitious and accomplished musical endeavors to date.
Shiva Feshareki - MMXX-20 - Nebula (vinyl EP)
2021
A work of orchestral scale, merging a vast number of heavily manipulated sound-sources, made from the most minimal means by the British-Iranian experimental composer and turntabist.
Bérangère Maximin - MMXX-18 - Komora (vinyl EP)
2021
currently out of stock
Building on the ground of many of the historic French electroacoustic pioneers connected to studios like Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM), while moving into new realms, this electroacoustic composition of sprawling scope weaves a free-standing world of texture and sublimated tonality to produce ambient expanses comprising pointillistic detail drawing on unplaceable generative sources.
Joachim Nordwall - MMXX-17 - Before it gets better, it will get worse (vinyl EP)
2021
Joachim Nordwall proposes for his contribution to the MMXX series a singular gesture built around captured vocalizations: the work's title, spoken by a number of voices, stands as doubling mantra and raw material, increasingly repeated layered, processed, and fed with further tonal and textural interventions over its duration, allowing Nordwall to push the boundaries of his own practice, between musique concrète, sound-art, and experimental electroacoustic music.
Giovanni Di Domenico - Treatments (2 vinyl LP)
2021
Italian pianist, performer and composer Giovanni Di Domenico presents 4 new pieces in collaboration with Eiko Ishibashi, Jim O'Rourke, Joe Talia and Tatsuhisa Yamamoto.
Kassel Jaeger - MMXX-13 - Vol Sombre (vinyl EP)
2021
A subtle expanse of delicate ambiences and long tones, meticulously constructed into an immersive sonorous world.
Mauro Lanza - MMXX-14 - Fully Automated Luxury Communism (vinyl EP)
2021
Italian composer Mauro Lanza delivers a masterful and radical work of electroacoustic artistry with his contribution to Matière Mémoire's MMXX Series, between electronic and acoustic tactics, pushing the boundaries of experimental and avant-garde music.
Hampus Lindwall - MMXX-15 - Lost & Found (vinyl EP)
2021
With touchstones in electronic dance music, and forward-thinking, synthesizer based abstraction, Hampus Lindwall’s contribution to Matière Mémoire's MMXX Series weaves a singularly striking world of pulsing, organized sound.
Phill Niblock - MMXX-12 - Browner (vinyl LP)
2021
A piece made with materials from four artists (Arne Deforce and Deborah Walker, cello; Erik Drescher, flute; Dafne Vicent Sandoval, bassoon), recorded in Marcus Schmickler's studio in Koln, with a Brauner microphone.
Stephen O\'Malley - MMXX-11 - Öst Väst Sommaren (vinyl EP)
2021
currently out of stock
A vast expanse of intricate ambience, texture, and tone that encounters Stephen O'Malley exploring quiet, introspective depths.
Giuseppe Ielasi - MMXX-10 - Untitled, 2020 (vinyl EP)
2020
Giuseppe Ielasi experiments for the MMXX series with edgy and unpredictable rhythmic elements, buzzing tones and unusual environments.
Karbé Dinel - MMXX-09 - Ouroboros (vinyl EP)
2020
Karbe Dinel creates a complex work of sound that shifts through diverse moods and seamlessly dovetailed sections, using synthesizer and effects to create deep resonating tones and high pitched complements, mysterious grainy ambience, haunting chambers of drifting electronics; a mysterious and compelling journey in the electronic realm.
Franck Vigroux - BestiaIRE (vinyl LP)
2020
A piece composed by Phill Niblock, performed live by Ensemble IRE trio: Kasper T. Toeplitz (ebass), Franck Vigroux (eguitar), Hélène Breschand (e harp) on side A / a piece composed and performed by Kasper T.Toeplitz (ebass) and Franck Vigroux (guitar, electronics) on side B.
Jim O\'Rourke - MMXX-07 - In all due deference (vinyl EP)
2020
Jim O'Rourke's masterful abstract contribution to the MMXX series.
Charlemagne Palestine - MMXX-06 - VVVOOOODDDOOOO DDDDOOOOODDDDDOOOOO (vinyl EP)
2020
An extended drone work performed on organ, building from a peaceful single note to a harmonically rich and subtile combination of tones.
Mika Vainio - P V T (vinyl LP)
2020
currently out of stock
In October 2013, Charlemagne Palestine, Mika Vainio and Eric Thielemans got together for the first time, meeting each other at Les Ateliers Claus in Brussels, for a 4 day residency and 2 live performances. The music of the residency takes, edited by Thielemans, mixed and mastered by Frederic Allstadt, is now released on Matière Mémoire and Godbear, Charlemagne Palestine's archival music label.
Phill Niblock - Music for Organ (CD)
2020
First time release of these live-recordings by Phill Niblock from 2007 and 2019 (organ, played by Hampus Lindwall, and tapes).
 Green Ribbons - Green Ribbons (vinyl LP)
2019
26.00 20.00 €
The debut release of Alasdair Roberts, Debbie Armour, Frankie Armstrong and Benjamin Webb's vocal project is an intimate collection of traditional and newly composed songs.
 Green Ribbons - Green Ribbons (CD)
2019
currently out of stock
The debut release of Alasdair Roberts, Debbie Armour, Frankie Armstrong and Benjamin Webb's vocal project is an intimate collection of traditional and newly composed songs.
Torbjörn Zetterberg - “Hi! Who are you?” (vinyl LP)
2019
currently out of stock
The Santos Silva / Zetterberg / Lindwall trio's second album takes the musical creation a step further by adding live electronics for real time sound treatment to an unique conceptual approach to composition & improvisation rooted in both free jazz and contemporary classical music.
Carlos Casas - Mutia (2 vinyl LP)
2019
35.00 29.00 €
An album conceived by Carlos Casas from the sound materials recorded during the making of his film Cemetery (about the last journey of an elephant in the Sri Lankan jungle, a meditative and hallucinatory oeuvre between animist documentary, adventure film and experimental cinema), extending the immersive experience of the film.
Carlos Casas - Mutia - Limited Artist Edition (3 vinyl LP)
2019
currently out of stock
An album conceived by Carlos Casas from the sound materials recorded during the making of his film Cemetery (about the last journey of an elephant in the Sri Lankan jungle, a meditative and hallucinatory oeuvre between animist documentary, adventure film and experimental cinema), extending the immersive experience of the film. This artist's edition includes a hand numbered bonus LP, an art print and a dowload code for an exclusive 99' bonus track.
Charlemagne Palestine - Dinggg Donggg Dinggg Vs Singgg Songg Singgg (vinyl LP)
2018
26.00 20.00 €
Singing songs while playing ding dongs, Charlemagne Palestine's solo voice over the bells of his studio carillon is a premiere in his recorded works, and possibly the first voice/carillon record in musical history. All the little shamanic stuffed deities inhabiting the carillon added their souls to the spirit of the reverberating songs, including a song in memory of Mika Vainio.
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