Friday, 28 August 2020

ODG127 : Xtof Calis / Actif et réactif


cover art and pic by Pedro Bruneel

ODG127 : Xtof Calis / Actif et réactif

Xtof Calis is the moniker of Belgian musician and composer Christophe Calis (see ODG122).
As a philosophy student Calis discovered the work of French philosopher Gilles Deleuze. This inspired him to develop the concept of ‘devenir-son’,  ‘becoming-sound’ and to explore how sound can territorialize the body. With the aid of laptop, synthesizers and guitar, Calis' sound-sculptures create contemplative and meditative affects in a unique style of ambient music, marked by an experimental and glitchy edge.

Xtof Calis about his album:

"This album is a follow-up of my first album, “Le tragique” (2011). Both or inspired by a book by Gilles Deleuze, namely ‘Nietzsche et la philosophie’.The first album was made in about seven days, this second one took me about seven years. The reason for this time-lapse is called “fatherhood”. Becoming a father of two sons, renovating a house and having a full time job changed my life drastically. I never stopped making music, but I just couldn’t focus on finishing this album. I made more than a hundred sketches of songs. During the summer of 2019, I finally could bring back my full attention to this project.  I started to select the sketches that I liked the most and started to improvise over them with only one goal: finishing what I started, to explore the concept of sound-becoming further."

Composed, played , recorded and mixed by Xtof Calis.

Digital release on the 28th of August 2020.

Track listing:
  1. Le corps 
  2. La distinction des forces
  3. Quantité et qualité
  4. Nietzsche et la science
  5. Premier aspect de l'éternel retour : comme doctrine cosmologique et physique
  6. Qu'est-ce que la volonté de puissance?
  7. La terminologie de Nietzsche
  8. Origine et image renversée
  9. Problème de la mesure des forces
  10. La hiérarchie
  11. Volonté de puissance et sentiment de puissance 
  12. Le devenir-réactif des forces 
  13. Ambivalence du sens et des valeurs 
  14. Deuxième aspect de l'éternel retour : comme pensée éthique et sélective 
  15. Le problème de l'Éternel Retour

    And on Bandcamp:

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