Boomkat Product Review:
Cosmogony was commissioned by and created for ina GRM and features 45 minutes of brand new and exclusive Demdike material based on, inspired by and making use of GRM’s extensive archive. This is Demdike at the top of their game: a harrowing and brilliant set of collage-pieces splicing sampled fragments with newly composed material.
"We were asked by Ina GRM to create a performance for their yearly festival Presence Electronique, exploring their archive of phenomenal avant garde releases using our own GRM records. In essence the material here features sections of releases by Pierre Henry, Bernard Parmegiani, Guy Reibel and many others interwoven with our own improvisations using two elektron octatracks, various effects units (Eventide h3000, Time factor, Space, Ekdahl Moisturiser, and Akai MFC42) and two technics 1210's.
We planned for certain channels to be mixed across GRM's unique Acousmonium system, (a unique surround sound setup) complete with GRM’s software Tools at our disposal. This allowed us to send and modulate certain sounds and effects to any point around the venue, which were throughout. The full sonic potential of the Acousmonium can't be replicated on tape unfortunately!"
Demdike Stare, 2017