invited by ZhangJW, musician & coordinator of Bypass netlabel,
here is the presentation text for "Calico Pastry Sunshine" by The Cagey House.
"Bienvenue dans le shaker des illusions perdues ! Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, and above all, be careful, for the paint is not yet dry! Scattered about, are the remnants of formica chips (hell ! formicat, comment vais-je traduire ceci? Laminate?) Float now, through a powerfully atmospheric memory trip and experience complete levitation, as everywhere the particles are excessively resistant to your gracious appreciation. Relax and let yourself go completely. Nothing is spared, nothing is restricted. Dave Keifer aka Cagey House may very well be a genius, an iconoclast provoking a demonic revolution ... By now, you, of course can understand the near impossibility of portraying such a character (though this was exactly what ZhangJW asked me) – Cagey House does not respect conventions! Ready to dissect ? "Lower the bubble viewer" which brilliantly opens the release, will not leave you indifferent. If it does, you need to quickly consult a supersonic astrophysicist (I have addresses). Where are we? Too late! Surrounded! Submit to delicious words of love, a french whisper, bouncy riffs, flexible sarabande, and many more temptations to come, but ... Scenery change. Speed dating in a flash of high velocity, you're transported to a delightful towering garden, flowering with whiskers. Symbiotically echoing and reflecting, you merge into a piercing laser beam's voluptuous flash with the softness and agility of a Barbarella, while the laconic, fuzzy guitar riff brewed into the cut-up advances. “Tu et la Flea de la Plage” will embrace you gently and will respond to you day and night, enveloping you in a strange, dreamy ballet...a very curious to and fro. If Cagey also shows a bit of a "romantic streak" let's not become entangled in endless, sterile discussions ..... the rhythm is there! The rhythm is there and does not wait just until the delicate point of rupture-- you will slalom in the mode of "ritournelle". But where are we? So ready to exit and yet so completely lost. Could Cagey House have surreptitiously abandoned us ? Left us alone, destitute ... poor harmonic orphans. But no! Now the ringmaster of this magnificent circus has given us his finest gift - "Ethel of the Rocks". So much like a perfume caressing our eternal desires and illusions ..... our eternally sweet illusions .... lost." thierry massard / 27 fevrier 2011 - 11:50 adaptation by Daria and Solange Gabrielli
Try to catch a protean asteroid, try to classify an acceleration place out of the box !
... After 32 more than notable references, ZhangJW have decided to call together new incomers (except Syndrôm) to be sure to give new avenues of investigation and jump over the trap of the first compilation exercice so often, to say the least, adventurous and easily forgettable. The leap is as graceful and elegant, as the reception carries a multitude of impressions and plurial feelings, without forgetting to mention the humor of some of the guests for their Beijing host.
... The nine directions of that "S" are multiplied, for sure, but dotted with authentic free electrons in autonomy - particles in emulsion, crystallized for a moment, before a new mad rush, but I digress.
Coup double pour le label pékinois bypass - après le salutaire et plus que parfait "infinite caustic change", nous voici à nouveau plongés dans la maestria glitch de Cursed Chimera. S'il peut se féliciter d'être toujours abonné à la même effervescence générative de superlatifs, ajoutons que, cette fois, le spectre s'est de plus en plus élargi, au point d'inquiéter les bords extérieurs de l'écran présentement en face de vous. Enfin, si Benatos Thompson peut sembler particulièrement pressé d'en découdre, et ce n'est pas le cadet de ses talents, devons-nous l'informer qu'il est d’ores et déjà installé dans la cour des grands ?
far from "twitt-twitt the facebook-er from myspace shi...p", is an oasis, the netlab bypass invites you to visit its "notepad", a gold mine carefully moderated by ZhangJW, whose quality of work is further than evident - a precious netaudio embassy in Beijing and a gem for afficionado of that (so elegant) scene.
For once, let us have an expeditive view on that extremely fine writing doubled with a total control of half-tones atmospheres and if you add a title such as that splendid "infinite caustic change", you know the rest.