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Francisco López - Presque Tout (Quiet Pieces 1993-2013) Album

Francisco López - Presque Tout (Quiet Pieces 1993-2013) Album

Performer: Francisco López
Title: Presque Tout (Quiet Pieces 1993-2013)
Released: Feb 2014
Cat#: LINE_065
Label: LINE
Country: US
Style: Experimental, Minimal
Category: Electronic
Size MP3: 1364 mb
Size FLAC: 1385 mb

Tracklist

1Untitled #91 58:03
2Untitled #93 4:33
3Untitled #78 13:33
4Untitled #129 30:02
5Untitled #120 14:49
6Untitled #309 18:16
7Untitled #97 5:08
8Untitled #118 5:31
9Untitled #121 19:34
10Untitled #79 12:01
11Untitled #216 8:50
12Untitled #313 3:00:00
13Untitled #86 12:33
14El Día Anterior A La Emergencia De Los Adultos De Magicicada15:23
15Untitled #85 10:01
16Untitled #100 5:32
17Untitled #87 6:28

Versions

CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
LINE_065Francisco López Presque Tout (Quiet Pieces 1993-2013) ‎(17xFile, FLAC, Comp)LINELINE_065US2014

Notes

Presque Tout is a collection of works spanning 20 years of sonic activity. This 7 hour long edition presents some of the artist’s most tantalizingly subtle pieces. Re-defining the limits of “quiet” and “silent” well beyond any previous references in both conventional and experimental music, López has significantly contributed to the creation of an exceptional territory of sonic experience for the most adventurous listeners. Forcefully away from the “conceptual”; full of hidden complexity and detail; emphasizing the emotional, personal, and spiritual in the most unconventional and unexpected ways.

This LINE data DVD audio release charts for the first time that territory as a whole. Culled from many out of print editions, most of these compositions have been unavailable commercially for many years. Presque Tout also contains a new 3 hour work “Untitled #313.”

This data DVD edition contains 7 hours of audio files (uncompressed 44kHz/16-bit).

WARNING: Due to the extreme subtlety of these recordings, virtually all of the audio content is completely inaudible through laptop or equivalent small speakers. Quality speakers or headphones—as well as a very quiet surrounding environment—are highly recommended for ideal listening.

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Comments:

FLIDER
Tracks 7 and 14 refuse to play (at least on my copy.) Every attempt just skips from 6 to 8 and 13 to 15. Does anyone else have a copy that plays properly throughout and can confirm that it's not an authoring error?
Alister
This is an excellent collection of sub-bass deep and dark ambient. Love it! But yes, super quiet recordings.
Nten
These 'pieces' are so quiet that they are completely inaudible 99% of the time, even on headphones, turned up very loud, in a near-silent environment (save lights and a fridge).

Any audio engineer with some sense knows that it's best to mix as loud as you can without clipping waveforms, because the quieter you are, the more you will be able to hear the noise floor. The only way I can hear any sound in these pieces is if I turn up the system so loud that the noise floor is clearly audible, effectively ruining the supposed subtle effect of the music. Even at this volume, the noise floor is much louder than anything Lopez has contributed.

I consider this worthless. It's like buying a release completely comprised of silence.

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