Released April 1, 2021 on Meakusma (Eupen, BE)
12” Vinyl + Digital Album
Emerging Threshold is the result of his sonic exploration of the western flank of the Sierra Nevada volcano in Chile where Sébastien Robert recorded its immersive geological activity and natural echo, all the while experimenting with the tonal variations that can be produced by the trutruka, a traditional wind instrument of the Mapuche people of south-central Chile. Capturing the landscape's complexity and focusing on the subtle modulation of different physical states, Sébastien Robert plays with the ostensible randomness apparent in his recorded material, igniting an interpretative stance on field recordings that is subtle and open-ended. Emerging Threshold is both intensely intimate and cinemascope. Live, the music on this album manifests as the audiovisual performance, As Above, So Below, created in collaboration with Dutch media artist Mark IJzerman.
Mastered by Robin Koek
Photography by Sébastien Robert
Artwork by Anatole De Benedictis
Layout by Jonathan Castro Alejos
All tracks written, produced and mixed by Sébastien Robert. Recorded in May 2019 during the Valley of the Possible residency program, with the help of Mark IJzerman for the field recordings and Vicente Rosati for the trutruka.
Thanks to Chloé Billebault, Cristian Parra, Danielle Boelling, Darko Lagunas, Juan Ferrer, Laurien Bachmann, Milton Almonacid, Mirla Klijn, Morgan Catalina, Nathaniel Popkin, Olaf Boswijk, Phil van der Krogt, Sebastian Six and Xandra van der Eijk
Dedicated to Elin