Boomkat Product Review:
GRM's Alexandre Bazin uses the Buchla Music Easel and EMS Synthi on "Percussion-Resonance" to experiment with rhythmic electronics in the mode of Carsten Nicolai, Ryoji Ikeda or Frank Bretschneider.
The title of Bazin's latest full-length is a reference to the musique concrète that emerged from the GRM developed by Pierre Schaeffer and refined later by Bernard Parmegiani. And while Bazin doesn't exactly make musique concrète, it's clear that these concepts - as well as records like "De Natura Sonorum" - are at the front of his mind as he builds fluctuating neon-flicker'd vignettes out of deep sub bass tones, solemn strings and electrical glitches.
"Percussion-Resonance" isn't a million miles from Alva Noto's more recent work - particularly his emotionally-charged "xerrox" volumes - but Bazin sets himself apart by focusing more urgently on the sound's open-skied potential, suggesting a universe of stars and humming electromagnetic sound.