Swearing at the Sun

by Heliodrome & Jayrope

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"For a collaboration between a European engineer and a Canadian ‘experimental hiphop duo’, this is one very hep tape. I’m not familiar with Heliodrome’s other work, but it sure doesn’t have any of the potentially annoying features i think of, when the term hiphop comes up. This is abstract electronic Improv, with jaw harp instead of beats (at least in spots), and various other instruments (or taped versions of the same) creating open-sky music of a very interesting nature, reminding me more of a freaked variant on the European ROCK IN OPPOSITION tradition than anything else." Byron Coley (Wire, oct. 2010)

"Drifting in on a gust of sighs, this unclassifiable team-up between a gang of gettin’ gone voyagers offers an eerily melodic hour of splayed sounds. According to the liner notes, the four movements of this wanderlusting c60 were recorded in a single afternoon inside Jayrope’s apartment, utilizing everything from an Appalachian dulcimer to a modified Gameboy, bouncing jaw harp, Kaoss-pad and Gakken synth. I swear someone even flicks their Bic at one point. It’s a heady trip through the fourth world electroacoustic hemisphere, sweltering from rise to set." Weird Canada, 2011


released May 10, 2010

Khyro: clarinet, jaw harp, Gakken Synth, Kaoss Pad
YPL: Appalachian dulcimer, piano, banjo, dang-moi
Jayrope: Electronics, modified Gameboy, guitar, various objects

Recorde live at Jayrope's appartment in Berlin.
Mixed by Jayrope


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Héliodrome c’est la rencontre du rappeur Khyro (ex Atach Tatuq/Traumaturges) et du multi-instrumentiste YPL en 2006. La rencontre également du rap et de la musique expérimentale d’une façon encore jamais vraiment explorée. Au fil des ans, Héliodrome s'est transformé avec l’arrivée d’Éric Gingras, Pierre-Guilhem Roudet au trombone et Samuel Bobony aux drums. ... more

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