1st EDITION - for streaming only. To download the remastered version, please visit Spectropol Records' homepage: spectropolrecords.bandcamp.com/album/la-geographie-sans-regret
(with downloaded copies and CDs available for sale.)
La Géographie sans Regret (George Christian & Mehata Sentimental Legend) is about exploring emotional grounds, exhilarating here, melancholy there, dark and tortured there, but without regret. Each musical piece seems to have originated from an emotional reality which is expressed in written words and transformed with the same intensity and emotional and moral ambiguity into musical language.
As a collaboration, George Christian was able to go beyond language barriers which could trap him into such territories, and was able to communicate it to Mehata Hiroshi. Mehata Hiroshi was able to match it both musically and with his visual artwork. His visual artworks, likewise, have the depth, sparkle, horror, and exhilaration expressed in the music they made.
Two young artists show us what it is like to be young, risk taking, treading on water, mud, solid ground sometimes, but throughout it all, without regret.
A haunting collaboration from two emerging artists from Brazil and Japan. Sheets of noisy harmony, shimmering textures, microtonal explorations, and voice drenched in reverb seep in and out of existence. Somewhere between avant/noise rock and experimental electronic, this recording is a strange trip that gets better with each hearing.
released September 30, 2012
George Christian: voice, electric folk guitar, slide and echo violin effects, electroacoustic arrangements
Mehata Hiroshi: voice, guitar noise & effects, electronics, flute, hichiriki, percussion
Produced, mastered and conceived by George Christian and Mehata Hiroshi. Original pieces written by George Christian, with collaborative arrangements by Mehata Hiroshi.
Artwork design by Mehata Hiroshi: sites.google.com/site/mehatasentimentallegend/