WITCHES Orient – Vinyl LP (black)
Pressing info : First press on black vinyl LP.
ORIENTS is the third long length record by Witxes (still pronounced « witches »), main vessel for french artist Maxime Vavasseur (born 1985). It will be released on June 1 2018 by Ghent-based label Consouling Sounds.
The project previously released Sorcery/Geography (Humanist, 2012) and A Fabric of Beliefs (Denovali, 2013), and a couple long pieces : Winter Light Burns (FeedbackLoop, 2012) and Pisces Analogue (Denovali, 2014).
Two years in the making, Vavasseur admits it wasn’t an easy one to work on, mostly because it deals with « being stuck in the illusion of infinite possibilities, with reality and virtuality becoming dangerously one ».
Vavasseur, from a recent interview :
« For the first two records I had the ideas before I started recording, but for this new record, that we’re finishing mixing, the theme actually emerged while listening back to the first draft of the pieces. I was lost in the composition process, I had 3 hours of music, the things that were flowing out were almost the opposite of what I wanted to compose, my mind was clouded, I was distracted by what I now see as meaningless things. I needed to re-focus on what matters to me but the music was struggling because I was struggling with my life in a way. So this new record is a testimony of where I was at, as a person, when I created it. It’s really strange, because this whole process lead me to new conclusions, new goals, and I feel like I am now re-focused, but almost none of this is featured on the record : the record reflects the process and questions more than the results and answers this time. I wanted it to be completely different than my previous records, and in a way it is, but not really how I intended it to be in the first place ».