Novocibirsk - The Vasarely Project : album out May 24. 2024

After Télévision 1945 I and II,productionB presents
another set of long-lost analogue treasures from Novocibirsk:
The Vasarely Project.

Ten new analogue experiments by SOUND architect Hervé Isar in the late 80s / early 90s,
from Novocibirsk's cassettes archives carefully restored and remastered.

With ''Vasarely Project'' Hervé Isar experimented a very unique composition process:
He transposed the painter's color codes into electrical tensions
programmed on three interconnected analogUE sequencers with no preconceived idea of the outcome.

After completing the setup, instead of a random result,
generated notes and transpositions surprisingly created harmonic consistency.

It was subsequently played in front of a live audience in the Vasarely Foundation
in Aix-en-ProvencE in september 1993 and recorded on audio tape.

AVAIlable on 12'' vinyl LP, CD and streaming platforms.

Novocibirsk : Télévision 1945 (Volume II) out now!

Back through the ages as if they were patiently awaiting to be found again after
a several decades long cryogenic sleep, five tracks are now back to life on
Télévision 1945 (Volume II), the second series of Novocibirsk's recordings

This is the story of a discovery that tells the running order of the tracks on
Télévision 1945 (Volume II) : one of a mystery buried in the depths
of the Baikal lake, from where it gets brought to the surface
to be under the Novocibirsk sun, under a nuclear ray
which irradiate and spreads the beginning of the end.

A nice analogy with the restauration work
that was carried out onto Novocibirsk's tracks during a true apocalyptic year.

Novocibirsk's Télévision 1945 (Volume II)
is now available on productionB as digisleeve CD album, digital download
and ultra-limited 12'' LP black and transparent editions.

Signal-Bruit new album : pre-orders start now!

After first album Planisphère(s), Signal~Bruit is back with Hyperborée.

Drawing inspiration from the journey of Pythéas,
a Greek sailor from the 4th century BC
who embarked on an exploration towards the northern seas,
aiming to prove the sphericity of Earth and based on the assumption
that if the Earth was round then, when standing on the top of it,
he should be able to see the sun all day.

The electronic and musical landscape of Hyperborée
follows the path taken by Pythéas,
leaving his home following the hypnotic rolls of the Mediterranean sea,
then in the immensity of the Atlantic ocean,
northbound toward the fabled continent of Thule and his final destination
the ice-cold Hyperborean land where night and day merge.

Each track presents a different leg of the journey
and the electronic sounds and atmosphere fit with the perils and geography
that Pythéas meets to create a complex story
told in synthetic sounds, analog sequences, micro rythmics
with influences from Berlin School to Intelligent Electronics.

Signal~Bruit - Hyperborée is the new release of productionB
after Novocibirsk's Télévision 1945 vol I

Hyperborée will be released on July 3. 2020,
as 12'' LP vinyl, digisleeve CD album and digital download
preorders will be shipped the week before.

Interview with NOVOCIBIRSK (en français)

''Si je voulais entendre sur mes enceintes le son qui sortait de mes machines,
il fallait que je passe par l'enregistreur cassette de ma chaîne Hi-fi,
en position record''

Interview with NOVOCIBIRSK

''The approach that was mine,
was not to compose music, but to use
electronic machinery to try
to master it technically,
to create sounds and sequences that I liked.''

Novocibirsk - Télévision 1945 (volume 1)

Novocibirsk is the product of experiments conducted by Hervé Isar
between 1982 and 1993 in his home studio.
Connecting a network of synthesizers and analog sequencers
to test their communications...

The result is an artificial and hypnotic music, inspired by pionneers of the 70's
and raw minimalism of the underground of the 80's...
An unique metronomic combination where long floating instrumental tracks
follow nervous sequences and vocoder chants.

However, settings and programming on these analog devices
without memory, were uneasy to reproduce.

That could be the end of the story, but we have picked up these cassettes
and achieved a long cleaning, restoration and remastering process

We all know that the music world is filled with 'hidden treasures': This is exactly what we're talking about now
and it is the perfect candidate to launch productionB

productionB starts now!

We, at productionB, love electronic sounds. We like sequences and tones.
We also love uncompromising sequenced music, focused on the tension and texture of sounds.
And we think it's unfair that some projects remain unreleased just because they might be more demanding...

Be ready for the next release of productionB label.