Cairn

by Lex (de Kalhex)

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    ROCD19
    Japan Edition CD (Rockwell Edition CD)
    紙ジャケット、帯・ライナー付き
    9 曲 + 2 ボーナストラック収録
    rockwell product shop + Akromégalie Records

    Includes unlimited streaming of Cairn via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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      ¥2,160 JPY or more 

     

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      ¥1,500 JPY  or more

     

  • Limited Edition 12” LP(帯付き)
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    9曲入り
    世界限定500枚プレス・ダウンロードコード付き
    Akromégalie Records

    LP release date is little delay.

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about

Lexによる飽くなき音への探求の旅は続く。
日本への深いリスペクトを綴った前作「SATORI」を経て更に進化したサンプリング構築術が織りなす美しい世界が広がる新作「Cairn」。

緻密に編み上げられたサンプリング・アートの極致。前作「Satori」で見せたディープな世界観はより進化/深化を遂げ、サンプルとサンプルの境界線は更に曖昧となっていく。内なる宇宙の探索の果てに辿り着いた世界は、多種多様に打ち込まれるビートによって外なる宇宙に繋がりヒップホップに端を発したグルーヴ曼荼羅の果てへとリスナーを導いていく。それはそのまま「静寂の次に美しい音楽」をテーマに掲げたECMとアメリカのジャズとの関係に正確に等しい。レックス・デ・カルへックスが新たに作りあげたこの作品はヒップホップの洗礼を受けた全ての音楽家のケルン(=道標)になるだろう(AWANE)


"Lex (de Kalhex)'s new album realized the ideal of sampling
art with densely constructed grooves from the gems that has
been buried deeply in the crates.
The unleashed groove from his inner universe to the outer
space bounces beyond any genre of music, keeping the spirit
of Hip Hop. This masterpiece will be a cairn for all the artists."

— Kousuke Awane (sonimage-Lab, inc / Seeds And Ground)

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“ I conceive each album as a continuation of the previous one, but also as an incentive to break with it.
So far, each release was based on a journey I made and the inspiration and feelings it sparked within me. Each time I visit a new country — in case of «Cairn» it was my trip to Scandinavia — I dig for records and discover new landscapes with unique colors. All of this helps me to picture the music I’m looking for.
Usually it starts with an analog photograph I take of that place. In succession to that I create sound that could tell my story of this picture. To me, the record cover is as important as the music. It doesn’t have to illustrate the album’s title but has to complete the sound experience by giving the listeners clues on how I understand it.
A cairn is a heap of stones piled up as a memorial or as a landmark. I like the idea of a sculpture made from natural elements. And while the materials used are products of nature, a cairn is the result of human inte- raction in his/her environment. To me this sums up what we are doing as artists. We com-pile elements that surround us to create something new, that hopefully people will refer to. ”
— Lex (de Kalhex)

credits

released May 18, 2018

Produced, Arranged & Mixed by – Lex (de Kalhex)
Track 2 : Additional Guitar by – Nicolas Besikian
Track 10 : Co-produced & Mixed by – Inner Science
Track 11 : Produced & Mixed by – Masanori Nozawa

Mastered by – Ryota Noguchi
Photography & Artwork by – Alex Besikian
Liner Notes by – Kousuke Awane & FK
A&R by – Koizumi Takumi for Rockwell Product Shop

license

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