Flora Can't See, Hear or Speak but She Can Feel

by Boréal

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  • what’s in the box: there’s the record of course; there are nine paintings, each its own artwork and a unique visual parallel to its musical origin; a poster with all of the nine paintings layered on top if each other; a photograph of the device itself; and sheets with tracklisting and other information. The boxes are handmade, numbered and limited to 100 copies.

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about

Swedish/French contemporary quartet Boréal formed in
2009. For this release, a product of many hours on stage
and in the studio fine tuning their palette, Boréal collaborated with Swedish designers Anton Alvarez and Erik Olovsson to create a groundbreaking synthesis between sound and image. When confronted with the idea for the record, which from the outset had had a visual component, Alvarez and Olovsson certainly did not choose the easy way out: they proposed to use every day objects like a speaker membrane, a pencil and some thread to construct a machine that would translate the sonic vibrations of Boréal’s music to paintings. Various experiments were carried out during the course of a year, and the fruits of their and Boréal’s labour have now been gathered and documented in the present release. It really is a sum-isgreater-than-the-parts kind of situation, but here’s nonetheless a breakdown of what’s in the box: there’s the record of course – a formidable collection of ever-dazzling improvisations, sometimes explosive, sometimes lullabies in disguise, sometimes deeply sorrowful, but always tightly knit and performed with the utmost precision; there are the nine paintings, each its own artwork and a unique visual parallel to its musical origin; a poster with all of the nine paintings layered on top of each other; a photograph of the device itself; and sheets with tracklisting and other information. The boxes are handmade, numbered and limited to 100 copies.

credits

released 10 April 2011

Andreas Hiroui Larsson - Drums & Percussions
Johan Jutterström - Saxophones
Simon Drappier - Double bass
Linda Oláh - Voice
Anton Alvarez - Designer
Erik Olovsson - Designer
Executive Producer - Adrian Knight

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