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Presque fini

by Klimperei



Tribe Tapes is honored to issue Klimperei's latest cassette, "Presque fini". For over 30 years, Christophe Petchanatz (France) has used the alias of Klimperei to produce intricate, charming music that defies the conventions of genre. Avant-folk, minimalism, and toy-box music are all brought into the bigger picture.

"Presque fini" was produced under the effects of quarantine and is a product of our times. For example, the opening piece, "dehors on ne se", roughly translates to "outside we do not". Melancholic strings swell and glisten amongst the floating crackles of noise. The remnants of folk guitar bring to mind simpler times. Though the subject matter is serious, the music is never cynical. In the face of social isolation, Christophe has produced an incredibly human work. We hope too that the compositions on this tape bring you the same joy and optimism that they've brought us.

Purchase of this album includes a bonus track, a version of "Un bout de pain" featuring longtime collaborator Frank Pahl on vocals.

side a : La suite concombre
00:00 - Dehors on ne se
01:56 - Un squelette en bois
03:36 - Le capitaine au caramel
04:34 - Le vent sur la lune
05:54 - Chocolat musical
06:38 - Un bout de pain
07:53 - Les vaches-fantômes
08:55 - Les yeux des rats crevés
09:46 - Le nuage brisé
11:03 - De petites images
11:42 - La nacre de l’oeil
13:35 - Ce n’est rien lui dit-on
15:21 - Le froid
16:48 - Il est drôle le courant (with Lola Petchanatz)
18:29 - Prison vide
20:23 - Soit le corps soit la tête

face B : La suite ratatouille
00:00 - Le tabagnon
00:36 - Cochon pygmée (from Moondog)
02:08 - La vasière
03:22 - Si les chats
05:22 - Paysages ordinaires
07:29 - Photo d'un mouton
09:13 - Paysages banals
09:46 - Une montagne
10:41 - Près de cette rivière (from Brian Eno), with Madame Patate
12:55 - Je ne peins plus
14:28 - Seconde réaction
16:16 - La réalité du moment
17:50 - Les pieds
18:34 - Jour blanc
19:52 - Le soleil est très chaud
21:16 - Une autre montagne
This cassette is dedicated to Mami Chan and Denys-Louis Colaux, gone.
This music owes a lot to Max Eastman of Tribe Tapes who inspired me to start the project,
and to Roger Helfers who provided me with VSTi !
No real instrument was used for these recordings

Artwork by Eric Watier

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released October 16, 2020


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