Mathieu Serruys – on Germaine Dulac

2014 • lp • Edition of 300


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The Silver Sea
Heavenly Lagoons
Extremely Bright Views, pt. 1 & pt. 2
The Silhouette Of A Ship Passing
In The Vault Of Stalactites
Interlacing Rivers And Plains
A Tongue That Extends To Infinity
Phosphorescent Landscapes

On Germaine Dulac is the debut LP by Belgian musician Mathieu Serruys. B.A.A.D.M. com­missioned Serruys to revisit Germaine Dulac, female pioneer of the early experimental film. Loosely inspired by moods, scenes and scen­eries of La Coquille et le Clergyman (1928), Serruys creates a sound spectrum that reflects the bewildered states of mind that mark her avant-garde masterpiece.

Atmospheres range from fierce monumentality to delicate emo­tions, evoked by eroded textures and brittle two-tone melodies. Maltreatments of broken tape recorders, instable sound constructions and instant technical seizures mirror the shaken universe of distorted cinema.

On Germaine Dulac is the result of a surprising confrontation between disciplines and collocutors separated in time and space.

Music & instruments by Mathieu Serruys. Recorded at The Holiday Island between December 2013 and July 2014. Produced by Mathieu Serruys & Joris Verdoodt. Mastered by Jürgen De Blonde. Album design by Mathieu Serruys & Joris Verdoodt.