Tuesday, March 25, 2014

THE UTMOST NIGHT, 3" CD out now on Taâlem

"In the current electro-acoustic climate, the most obvious comparison when pseudo-static music is the subject of an investigation is that which spells the “drone=Om” equivalence. But in Yannick Franck’s 24-minute The Utmost Night this apposition is fully justified, the piece unfolding indeed like a mantra sung by a choir of creatures from the Hades, reinforced by voluminous vibrational components and under-the-crust noises derived by the miscellany of sources utilized besides the voice. You are all acquainted, by now, with this babbler’s persuasion about the genre – which, in my opinion, rarely has something truly innovative to offer nowadays, being the favored field of “work” for people who have no clue in regard to the effective immaterial implications of a sonic conception, not to mention the unfitness for actually learning to play an instrument, or just “compose” in the truest acceptation of the verb. Still, you have to give credit where it’s due: in this case, recognize Franck’s track as compellingly hard-hitting, deserving to be classified quite high in the rank of space-filling motionless soundscapes generally based on ultra-low resonance and growling murmuration. Translation: the usual suspects (fans of Lustmord, Maeror Tri, Lull and so forth) will unquestionably do well to take account of this item. I, for one, was not offended; the “repeat” mode is advisable." TOUCHING EXTREMES


Thursday, October 3, 2013


10.05.13 Marta Zapparoli, Räum/Yannick Franck & Craig Hilton @ SONIC CIRCUITS, WASHINGTON DC
10.06.13 Marta Zapparoli & Yannick Franck @ RED ROOM, BALTIMORE
10.07.13 Marta Zapparoli, Yannick Franck & Craig Hilton @ FIRE MUSEUM, PHILADELPHIA
10.09.13 Räum/Yannick Franck & Craig Hilton @ SPECTRUM, NEW YORK
10.15.13 Räum/Yannick Franck @ LAUNCHPAD, NEW YORK


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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

SOTO @ Flesh Factory Festival

SOTO (Franck / Van Gulick) will perform this saturday at FLESH FACTORY FESTIVAL

Sunday, September 1, 2013

CLINAMEN @ Q-O2, Brussels

07/09/2013 - 20:30

post-residency installation

Koolmijnenkaai / Quai des Charbonnages 30-34B
1080, Brussels

free entrance