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Yannick Dauby - Hares & Bells Mp3

  • Performer: Yannick Dauby
  • Album: Hares & Bells
  • Label: Invisible Birds
  • Catalog #: oiseaux002
  • MP3: 1684 mb | FLAC: 2834 mb
  • Released: 21 Apr 2013
  • Country: US
  • Style: Abstract, Experimental, Field Recording
  • Rating: 4.0/5
  • Votes: 822
  • Category: Electronic / Sounds & Audiobooks
Yannick Dauby - Hares & Bells Mp3


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CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
oiseaux002Yannick Dauby Hares & Bells ‎(File, AIFF, ALAC, FLAC, MP3)Invisible Birdsoiseaux002US2013


  • Composed ByYannick Dauby
  • DesignMatthew Swiezynski
  • Photography – Matthew Swiezynski


A release by Mr. Yannick Dauby, an homage to young hares and their fascination with bells.
Available on bandcamp.com as a download, or with a cdr, numbered edition of 100 in handmade sleeve.

Put on this release and feel your world change. No, seriously, everything around you will take on a crisp, wintery tone. I get the impression of newly fallen snow through which these hares move and gently nudge at the bells designed to detect them. Heavy Fir branches laden with frost douse our characters but they merely shrug it off and continue to patrol. I never even had an inkling of suspicion it could be so pristine. His 20 minute exercise in the wilds of the world was done quickly I've read... what else is hiding out there. What else!? If this is what he does off the cuff, I would truly love a collection of the other outtakes and one-offs Dauby has up his sleeve.

I grew up around rabbits as a kid, living out in the sticks we had many neighbors who raised them. One never wanted to get too close because despite their docile demeanor, the little bastards could gash your arms or fingers with their paws never mind their teeth. It is hard to believe that someone has put onto a disc what used to bore me to tears in those days: the summoning call. Once those bells began to sound out, you could be assured that half the warren was on it's way towards dinner. Did I mention that sometimes the frenzy would lead to a cannibalistic outbreak? Woe be it to you, bunny who was smaller or less agile avoiding the mouths of your elders.

Not that only the young ones got it, equal opportunity slaughter was not a taboo. But back to cases, Hares and Bells is a most engaging inspection of the curious connection which these animals have with this particular instrument. For some unknown reason, they are drawn to the sounds which come forth and speaking of drawn, your won't be able to take your eyes off this releases' cover. How this graphic was achieved I couldn't tell you, the levels of expression and overlain saturation must have been a formidable undertaking but the end result is something which must be seen to be believed. No, we're not talking some kind of cheap 3D imaging but rather subtle design which breathes life into an inanimate object.

Multiplicity appears to be the crucial element to Hares and Bells, the blinding numbers of delays and effects the bells have been steeped in fills up a room impressively. I would go so far as to suggest this material has a subliminal bent to it, through which it's author may or may not be implying that humans are not so far removed from those hares we watch and find so cute and cuddly. The question is what auditory manifestations are we most prone to be attracted to, what is our moth moment... when the sheer adulation of achievement leads to categorical pacification as a species. We are all alien to one another, what must the hares think.
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