WITXES is a sonic entity crashing popular music into singular music. This schizophrenic project, feminine, plural, finds its way in the balance between improvisation and passionate sound research. Since its inception, the project opened a couple of times for Tim Hecker (Kranky) on his european Ravedeath, 1972 tour, but also for Julianna Barwick (Asthmatic Kitty), Chelsea Wolfe (Pendu Sound), Christina Vantzou (Kranky), Duane Pitre (Important) or Colin Potter of Fovea Hex/NurseWithWound, and created a special piece for an Extra Nuits Sonores 2010. Scrawls #01, a compilation of early works was self-released in December 2010, followed by isolated tracks on various labels compilations (Basses Fréquences, SEM, FutureSequence). February 2012 saw the release of a 26-min piece entitled Winter Light Burns for Leonardo Rosado’s FeedbackLoop label (PT).
SORCERY/GEOGRAPHY, Witxes first album, was recorded between Autumn 2010 and Winter 2012 in various places such as the Ligerian woods, Théâtre de Chaillot in Paris, the underground of an old castle in Chemical Valley as well as a fancy recording facility in Lyon, before being mastered in Brisbane by Lawrence English. Aiming at balancing improvisation and passionate sound research, Sorcery/Geography is a witchcrafted recreation of an inmost geography. Roaming, roving and raving are giving birth to melodic spaces fed on colourful sound layers, shimmering textures and residual traces of sonic instants in which everyone can find a place.
Previously released on Humanist Records in 2012 as a limited vinyl version, Denovali Records will re-issue this masterpiece on CD, vinyl, and digital, with reworked artwork and the bonus song 'Winter Light Burns' on CD, in line with the release of the new Witxes album 'A Fabric of Beliefs' in May 2013.
released May 17, 2013
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