Last summer, the festival Toulouse d’Été commissioned Saåad to work on the St-Michel fountain, personification of the confluence of the river Ariège and Garonne. Romain Barbot & Greg Buffier took their recording material to this specific place and gave life to a 20 minutes trip divided in 4 movements. Confluences is lead by field recordings and chanting guitars, showing a new face of the french duo who found the balance point between immensity and intimacy. The tape comes with the B side track ‘Spiritual Dilution’, only composed of field recordings, teleporting you to the place that inspired the original piece.
- Nothing to hold on to. Nothing to do. Nowhere to go. Just breathe as it is. Each breath is unique. Sensations change from moment to moment. No holding. No control -
released 24 October 2012
music by Romain Barbot & Greg Buffier
written for the Fontaines Sonores Event
at Festival Toulouse d'Été 2012 - Année Garonne -
recorded in July & August 2012 .
N 43° 31' 11.6538'' , E 1° 24' 38.0406''
mixed by Romain Barbot, August 2012
Mastered by Byron Christodoulou, at Irida Studios,Athens during September 2012
Grey C45 Tape + Digital
limited edition of 66 copies