In 2018 I landed in Amsterdam to start a Europe Tour. The venue could not find a hotel for me, so I asked Gilbert, who invited me to stay in his guest room. I felt at home when I saw what was on Gilbert's table/mind (picture). the book 'Shantaram', double reed flute photo, Saravah... (as a friend of Pierre Barouh, I had visited Saravah where I met Jack Higelin in the 70s). Gilbert and I exchanged many ideas, and I invited him to record at my place in Australia. He did, and here is the result! I am thrilled that the words issued from my Head Noise are highlighted by the arrangements co created with Gilbert - also the sheer genius of I:Cube to polish our gems has a lot to do with that!
Enjoy your listening experience!
En 2018 j'ai atterri a Amsterdam pour une tournée Européenne... pas d'hotel de libre donc j'ai appelé Gilbert qui m'a gentiment invité dans sa chambre d'ami. Sur sa table, j'ai vu que Gilbert s'intéressait aux memes sources que moi: Le livre Shantaram, une flute double, Saravah... (etant ami de Pierre barouh j'avais visite les studios ou je rencontrais Jack Higelin durant les annees 70s). J'ai invite Gilbert Cohen a venir enregistrer chez moi en Australie... voici le resultat! Je suis ravi que les mots sortis de mes Bruits de Tete soient ainsi mis en valeur par les arrangements co-crees avec Gilbert - et aussi le genie de I:Cube a polir nos gemmes y est pour quelque chose!
released March 6, 2020
This album has been recorded at Ariel’s house in Mullumbimby(Australia)between the 24th of February and the 1st of March 2019.
All music by Gilbert Cohen and Ariel Kalma
Equipment used during the recording.
Neumann U 47 + Shoeps pair in a 'Dummy head' or Artificial head.
Korg Triton Taktile 49
Computer with Field recording samples, sounds, loops, plugins, Kontakt etc...
Yamaha Yas alto sax + Selmer Mark 6 tenor sax
Moeck soprano + Yamaha (plastic) alto recorders
Haim fine bamboo flute
Slide Didge (plastic) + Super Slider Dr Didge Dolphin didgeridoos (plastic, resin)
Novation Circuit Mono Station
Lexicon MPX1multi effects
UAD Apollo 8
Perccussions from Ariel’s house
All tracks mixed by I:Cube @Victor studio.Paris
Except B1 and B5 mixed and produced by Gilbert Cohen in Amsterdam.
supported by 19 fans who also own “Gilbert Cohen & Ariel Kalma - Head Voices [VERLP040]”
When a French folk singer and music player, meets a German DJ, the result can be a total disaster or a grate album. Here we fall in the second case: this album (written during the strikes that happened in France in 2019, from where the title is taking inspiration), is a perfect mix of folk/classical instruments played on an electronic base providing an unexpected and great result. In my opinion one of the best and more original album produced in 2021. losfastidios