AKA16 | { Press }

Pali Meursault - 2020

After Offset in 2013 and < Mécanes > in 2016, { Press } completes a mechanistic trilogy. The first two were examining the gestures and rhythms of printing and letterpressing workplaces, this new creation is a meta-record, made from sound recordings of the R.A.N.D. muzik record pressing plant in Leipzig. The piece was commissioned by GRM and premiered at Akousma festival in Paris, in october of 2019.

Sounds were recorded in the R.A.N.D. – muzik record manufacturing in Leipzig. Music composed in the studios of GRM in Paris. Lacquer cut at DK Mastering by Hervé de Kéroullas. Thanks to François Bonnet, Jan Freund and Víctor Mazón Gardoqui.

Side A: Galvanic (4mn03s), Pressing (9mn10s), Packaging (7mn09s)
Side B: 33 revolutions

Limited edition of 300 copies manufactured at R.A.N.D. muzik and co-released by Universinternational & Artkillart — Ui024 + AKA16