downloadable on Insubordinations netlabel insub-CD-06

extract :

recorded in Studio du Silo by Antoine Petroff - 01/2012 - Lausanne

Floor-tom & objects : Cyril Bondi = http://www.insubordinations.net/cyrilbondi/
Cracked electronics : Yann Leguay aka Phonotopy = http://www.phonotopy.org

 

Vital Weekly:

"This disc of Cyril Bondi playing floor tom and objects and Phonotopy played cracked electronics. They do this in one piece that lasts thirty-one minutes. You could easily think that, seeing these ‘instruments’ that this is a matter of many sounds, bouncing and rolling about, played hectic, frenetic, nervous, but such is not the case here. Its more a piece with a great, drone like quality to it, of sizzling, bubbling sounds, of electrical motors running, mechanical devices touching upon surfaces; resonating matter and lots of obscured sounds play a role in this, making a highly fascinating piece of music, with slow but inevitable changes as matter progress. Played with great care and extreme love for detail, yet never losing the ‘other’ out of sight. A very fine piece of music at the border of drone and improvised music, while without being strictly one or the other. For fans of Jason Kahn, I’d say: pay attention here!" (FdW)
http://modisti.com/12/2012/06/21/vital-weekly-836/

 

Just Outside:

It was brought to my attention elsewhere that I'd heard Bondi in the context of the duo, Diatribes (short term memory fading!). Here, he's paired with Phonotopy (Yann Leguay) on "cracked electronics" and the result is striking an subtly unique. I'm not sure how his floor tom set-upset-up contributes to this dense, throbbing, quasi-rhythmic, menacing and altogether enticing music, but I'd be anxious to see. Phonotopy's instrumental description refers directly to the erstwhile Poire_z, even to the use of the underscore between his nom and the device on the disc sleeve, and I guess one reasonable description of this would be akin to a seriously excellent Poire_z set. That bristling pulse, the sense that there's a ton going on, much of which you're probably not picking up at any one moment, the real darkness and threat that's emitted; it all makes for an extremely satisfying and giddily exciting listen. It gets into some great shuddering moments as the rhythms seem on the verge of toppling into themselves, a real thrill of imminent collapse about 2/3 of the way through as the gears begin to squeak, the oil running low. Instead, it just settles into a slow boil, replete with bubbling explosions, like a hot, viscous liquid. A fine piece, would love to see/hear this time.
http://olewnick.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/cyril-bondi-komatsu-insubordinations-it.html?m=1

 

His Voice

Nestandardně zapojená lo-fi elektronika a velký buben rozeznívaný všemožnými objekty mohou být při troše představivosti použity pro různé tvůrčí záměry. Cyril Bondi a Yann Leguay (zde pod pseudonymem Phonotopy) natočili takto vybaveni přes půl hodiny dlouhý track, v němž se v dunícím a frekvenčně neustále proměnlivém basovém dronu utápí mnoho dalších rozličných zvukových aktů akustického i elektronického původu. Často v něm nalezneme atakující skřípavé elektronické vazby a jindy třeba zvuky, které by mohly na drnčícím bubnu vydávat poskakující paličky či cokoli jiného drobného a dřevěného. Sluch si tu rád zvyká na periodičnost zvukových procesů, často ale bývá překvapen i třeba jen drobnými nečekanými změnami. Podle hlasitosti poslechu si lze tuto nahrávku užít jako nekýčovitý ambient i jako radikální industriál. Nevíte-li co s následujícími jednatřiceti minutami, zde se nabízí meditace vpravdě neobyčejná. Objednat limitované CD-R ale i stáhnout a poslouchat zdarma je možné zde.
http://www.hisvoice.cz/clanek_992_cyril-bondi-phonotopy-komatsu.html

past concerts:

18/01/12 : Cave12, Genève
19/01/12 : Plattfon, Basel
20/01/12 : Oblo Sonic, Lausanne
21/01/12 : Starkart, Zürich
22/01/12 : La Voirie, Biel/Bienne

11/06/12 : hs63, Bruxelles
12/06/12 : L'imprimerie, Bruxelles
13/06/12 : Instants Chavirés, Paris/Montreuil
14/06/12 : Cave40, Bourges
18/06/12 : Tivoli16, Genève
19/06/12 : L'improbable, Marseille
20/06/12 : Villa des cents regards, Montpellier