Sorcery​/​Geography

by witxes

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about

Humanist Records (HRV008)

credits

released 08 May 2012

Sound + Music
Witxes

Additional Wizards
Christopher Honeyman - Double Bass on 1, 2 , 8 & 9
Pierre-Loup Mollard - Tenor Saxophone on 1, 4 & 9
Fabien Mysak - Percussions on 1

Additional Engineering
Michaël Mysak in Chemical Valley

Post Production & Additional Engineering
Benoît Bel at Mikrokosm Studios

Mastering
Lawrence English at 158

Artwork
Maxime Vavasseur & Alvina Von Rhein

Cover photograph
Alain Vonck


Sorcery Locations
48° 51' 44" N, 02° 22' 40" E
48° 51' 46" N, 02° 17' 19" E
48° 50' 57" N, 02° 22' 41" E
47° 19' 33" N, 05° 01' 49" E
47° 15' 47" N, 05° 06' 59" E
45° 56' 58" N, 04° 02' 39" E
45° 45' 58" N, 04° 52' 29" E
45° 45' 47" N, 04° 50' 34" E
45° 43' 22" N, 04° 47' 40" E
45° 39' 19" N, 04° 50' 59" E
27° 27' 14" S, 153° 00' 25" E
(October 2010 - March 2012)


merci
Aforementioned contributors, Alexis Paul & Humanist Records, Pierre Berdagué, Yoann Brighenti, David-Olivier Descombes, Raoul Gatepin, Jennifer Labarre, Aurélie Nigon, Clément Rhétorie, Chloé Riegler, Karen Rudd, TBDC, Virginie & Vivian Viallon, fellow witxes, friends & family.


www.mikrokosm.fr
www.room40.org
www.alvinavonrhein.com
www.alainvonck.com
www.humanistrecords.com
www.witxes.com

Press :

"Sorcery/Geography is a powerful record, subtle, bleak and magnificent."
Jeremy Bye, A Closer Listen

"A monumentally emotional album, sad and haunting at the same time."
Jakub Adamek, Weed Temple

"With a clear understanding of drone, jazz, harsh noise, and ambient melodies, Witxes have crafted one of the most impressive records I’ve heard in years, and I couldn’t shell out more praise for it."
Stoner Droners

"The sonic palette being drawn upon in this release is eclectic, yet has a solid base in darkened musical spaces - a move that not only saves the release from being naught more than a collection of individual tracks that could be from different artists, but a sign of the compositional elegance that makes Witxes’ newest release as truly remarkable as it is."
Max Hampton, Future Sequence

"Sorcery / Geography n’est pas juste un manifeste à un instant T, il est l’expression d’un cheminement musical, donc humain, dans tout ce qu’il peut avoir de plus passionnant."
Dom Tr, Playlist Society / Substance-M

"Promesses tenues et dépaysement garanti : tout est ici question d'environnement, de topographie méticuleuse articulée par le biais de la musique, de flashs polaroids, de clichés sépia atemporels qui se bousculent à l'écoute de Sorcery / Geography."
Arnaud Lemoine, Noise Magazine

"Witxes managed to impress me greatly with this thoroughly balanced and fascinating album. The mix of styles is flawless and draws on the relaxing and darker qualities of both jazz and ambient. As such, this is an album that comes highly recommended."
Oscar Strik, Evening of Light

"It is cohesive yet varied, one of the hardest achievements to unravel, especially so in Drone-based Ambient music. A superb debut."
Ambient Exotica

"Très jolie matérialisation audio de ce que nos amis anglo-saxons appellent le « daydream »."
Devs Omega, Eklektik Rock

"Impressionnant."
Indie Rock Mag

"Sorcery/Geography est un bel exemple d'ambient à l'élégance sombre, loin de tout grand-guignolisme macabre."
Lamuya-zimina, C'est Entendu

eSorcery/Geography is a prismatic, seductive album. If you like any of the artists mentioned above [Tim Hecker, Bohren & der Club of Gore, Rafael Anton Irisarri], definitely give this a listen!"
Nuits Blanches et Porte-Lunes

"On ne peut qu’être terrifiés et admiratifs au dénouement de cette sublime expérience. Encore une production qui aura fait évoluer d’une bien belle façon, notre ressenti au contact de la musique !"
Jefferson G, Now Playing

"43 minutes of beautiful escapism where each note soothes you and shields you off from the sometime cold hard reality that is out there."
Michael, Beats, breaks and big smiles

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