Half Evidence have has selected four of their favorite tracks that were given to various compilations (namely Necktar 2017 curated by Ed End on his netlabel Le Colibri Nécrophile and Classwar Karaoke). The resulting album Épiphytes brings four insights on the duo’s works and can be a good way to discover their sound universe and its evolution across the years.
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Free music archive mirror (mp3 only)
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Charles premier : home-made instruments (tracks 1 to 3), voice (track 1), turntable (track 4)
Kecap Tuyul : guitar (all tracks), voice (tracks 1, 2, 4), feedback (track 1)
All the material has been remastered by Charles premier in order to provide a fluid listening while preserving the specificity of each track.
Some seeds need a lot of time to germinate. Half Evidence lastest album Graines de silence is composed of 2 tracks selected from a batch of improvisation sessions recorded in january and april 2013. It was released on eg0cide production in june 2016.
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Review by C. Reider
A group that can be counted on for thoughtful, well-constructed, abstract guitar music. This one is fairly intense and dark, sounds like the mother ship landing outside a machine shop.
Half Evidence and Now Cut (Stéphanie Briand and Philippe Desclais) are two french bands with many common points : all their members are self-taught (and not really interested in learning how to play music “normally”), they like unexpected sounds and strange soundscapes, they use modified and/or home made instruments, they love to play with other improvisers / experimental bands. So it’s no surprise that they decided to try to play together shortly after they discovered each other’s music. Des ailes dans le plomb was improvised and recorded during their first meeting in november 2014.
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Recorded & mixed by Kecap Tuyul
artwork by Now Cut
published january 2046 by eg0cide productions
A new track, Etincelle, is available in the 7th volume of Compilation Necktar 2007 whose theme is “Death / Transmission / Life : Mythos.”
Etincelle was improvised and recorded on 10 november 2014 during the latest HE session – more material from these sessions will be published soon…
Rain Spirits, Half Evidence’s new album is out on eg0cide productions. It has been recorded during the rainy month of april 2013 in Champagnac-la-Prune. Totally improvised as usual, the tracks show the most melodic side of the band including some almost bluesy/jazzy atmospheres – but still within the band’s personal blend of peaceful drifts and grittier percussive/scrapping sounds.
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Half Evidence have a new track called Here it Was available for free download on the 25th survey of Classwar Karaoke
It was improvised and recorded on 01/01/2013 around 3 AM