all music created by Collins & Palix
2007 / 2009 / remixed 2012

a "Care not Care"  production
Paris 2013


mp3 track: scorie 209


'Scorie' is of course not a real word. It's a combination of 'score' and 'story', and the two musicians see their work as 'assisted improvisations: improvisations that are recorded, remixed, learned, replayed, re-recorded, re-remixed' etc.' We have one Palix here on laptop. He's a man that does the field recordings, electro-acoustic sounds and electronics. Paul Collins, an older gentleman (who saw Soft Machine play at the age of fourteen, so go figure), plays sruti box, guitar, piano and effects. They worked together before, on an album called 'Wipe Out' (2005), which I didn't hear. Six of the seven pieces here were recorded in 2009, while one piece is from 2007. All of these pieces were recorded live, but 'newly remixed and remastered'. It still sounds, most of the times, like a live release, so it's a bit unclear for me what this 'replayed, re-recorded, re-remixed' is all about. I thought this had to do with taking a bunch of live recordings and cut 'n paste these recordings
together and make up an entirely new pieces. But the second piece (all untitled) sound pretty much like a straight forward live recording. The improvised aspect of this music is pretty high obviously and that is hidden away in the fact of some sort of processing, post-editing or anything like that. There is however an element of drone music in here, through the use of the sruti box, guitar and effects, in which piano, objects and field recordings sit in quite nicely. So it's not always the most traditional kind of improvised music, but also not really quite difficult to access. It crosses over between improvised music with a slight jazz like feeling, musique concrete and drone. Maybe not something that stuck immediately, but was quite pleasant to hear. (FdW)
in VITAL WEEKLY N°871 / week 9

Laisse la musique couler en toi comme une rivière de métal raréfié

Tu ne sais plus si les sons te disent des volumes, de la lumière dans l'espace
basculement d'univers aux horizons instables, renversements de miroirs

Tout a l'air de venir du cinéma aujourd'hui
Toutes les musiques sont des bandes son de films qui ne passent pas!

Univers sonores hallucinatoires
frontières brouillées du rêve éveillé et de l'insomnie,
pulsation tribale née de la mécanique des bruits
abstract techno ténébreuse
sons continus de claviers coincés
décomposition du vacarme harmonisé
brouillage de sons riches et denses
pour science-fiction déglinguée
filtrages et manipulations

Anaïs Prosaïc

Palix & Collins 

Collins & Palix . myspace 

Palix's website