Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Pierre Bastien - Avid Diva

About five or six years ago I became obsessed with the work of French composer and multi-instrumentalist Pierre Bastien. He builds mechanical musical instruments using items such as metronomes, cymbals, pulleys and Meccano. His work has been described as a "hypnotic swing of wheezy scratchy noises which underpin nostalgic melodies. The resulting sound is one of broken bluegrass, blues and Musique Concrete that combine to create an amazingly cohesive and alluring organic atmosphere."

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