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by S. Mercure

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    This item is a printed plexiglass plaque. It gathers essential information about AO_018.
    It is considered as the physical manifestation of the digital release.
    It comes with 5 download codes for 30:15".
    The QR code links to a private page where more information can be found.
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    5.5" x 5.5" x 1/4"
    Design by Marie-France Gaudet

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30:15" is the latest sound work from S. Mercure. The title refers to the length of the 9-track album.

It was elaborated with material from Mercure's personal sound archive: unfinished projects and past/recent experimentations. After spending a great amount of time listening through hundred of samples out of their initial context, a limited number of 20 samples were selected and classified in 6 categories: FORWARD, BACKGROUND, RHYTHM, TEXTURE, AS-IS and SOURCE.

30:15" materialized with the basic idea of creating a written structure for each track before diving into any sort of editing and audio processing.

Samples, order, the time at which to use them, as well as their eventual manipulation were all informations declared in advance. This "planning" inevitably created some unpleasant results that had to remain in the final mix in order to stay true to the initial structure.

Relying on a methodical concept is recurrent in Mercure's work. Using constraints to dictate the source material and method of work have been observed in past projects.

The final work feels unpolished and raw. The mix, the transitions and the textures are deliberately harsh and unsophisticated. 30:15" gives the listener the feeling of having access to an archive of raw data. In that spirit, a 1-minute excerpt of each untouched sample is made available by the artist when downloading the album.


released December 16, 2019

Duration : 30:15 Min
9 Tracks

Composed and mixed by S. Mercure
Mastered by Giovanni Lami


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Founded in 2016

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