Swamps / Things by Kassel Jaeger

Kassel Jaeger is pseudonym of the French/Swiss composer François Bonnet, known for his electroacoustic work and as a member Ende Wieder. Swamps / Things is his debut for Shelter Press records. It is an opera but with no characters or storyline. It treads the line between ethereal ambience and more structured sounds.

Vinyl Double LP £21.99 SP119

2LP on Shelter Press. Mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi and cut at D+M. artwork by Cameron Jamie on inner and outer reverse-board jackets.

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Swamps / Things by Kassel Jaeger
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8/10 Ant 16 July 2020

Rewind to 2012 and there I was blathering on about this guy called Kassel Jaeger who creates these really mysterious electroacoustic sound worlds. Then some years later I discover that Kassel Jaeger is not actually the name of a human man at all, but that the person in question is actually called François Bonnet. It spun me out on a level only comparable to discovering that wrestling was fixed. How could this nugget of vital information have passed me by? How could I not know that he was the artistic director at Groupe de Recherches Musicales? Were my friends I like to have conversations with regarding musique concrète sniggering behind my back? I felt so embarrassed, betrayed, even violated... but now as I drift away to explore uncharted meridians of the mind via his new record on Shelter Press, all is forgiven.


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