NP – Quinze
A common thread to Philippe Nore’s approach to arts is efficiency and conciseness. The French artist not only manages to successfully express his ideas in such a manner, but also to combine those bits and pieces as a whole. His album Quinze (French for Fifteen) contains 15 pieces plus a larger one called X, in order not to interfere with the main sequence. Dominated by rhythms, pulses and sequences are the electroacoustic structures, where squeaking soundwaves, low sinus bass tones and crackling artifacts of reassembled tone fragments create minimal textures. These patterns successfully replace the function of melodies with their interaction and a broad range of frequencies colliding at each other.