Parallax Tape Loop (Trois Balades​.​)

by Loïc Joseph / Argil



A Tanuki Records release.Get it here :

A day of walking and field recording with my friend Argil. Part of Parallax Scrolling exhibition held in Galerie 100 titres, BXL. May 2013.

Review by
Frans de Waard / Vital weekly.

There is no information on the cover at all, but according to the information that came along it's by Parallax Tapeloop, a duo of Argil and Loic Joseph and the music was created for an exhibition of paintings. You could think 'Trois Balades' has three tracks/songs, but it's in fact only one piece of ten minutes. Ten highly vaguely minimal minutes of looped sounds, spoken words, audience talking and all such like, but it surely has something fascinating this. Maybe a bit short altogether, but perhaps that added that overall vagueness of this.

Review by
The Sound Projector

ArGil and Loïc Joseph offer just one track, ‘Trois Balades’, on their single-sided cassette Parallax Tapeloop (TANUKI RECORDS #10), which is the aural side of an art exhibit. Of the two, Joseph did most of the work in terms of composition and mixage and appears to be the more well-established half of the act, and comes to us from Mirror Mirror and Kway, besides making his own solo records of his self-penned songs. While short (just shy of ten minutes), this is a very pleasing miniature assembled from field recordings mostly of friendly and amiable chatter from French / Belgian people enjoying life and combined with not-unpleasant tape loops of Eno-like ambient tones. Far from being “background music” we could use for viewing paintings, it stands as a piece in its own right and somehow appears to contain and convey more solid information than is feasible in just ten minutes. Nice work.


released September 29, 2014

Music by Loïc Joseph (Tape loops, Guitars, Keyboards, Field recordings)
Argil: Artworks & Field Recording
Mastered by Kway



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