Brisson construct a landscape by arranging sounds that could constitute
it. He prefer to compose a simulacrum rather than to document
the reality that escapes us. It could have been written in song,
it can be evoked rather with sounds : broken tapes, samples, voices,
springs and poor materials in the continuation of the LP "Horizon
Capiton" published by Nashazphone, for a bitter walk in the
corridors of what should be places of asylum.
Brisson lives in Lille and has been involved not only with sound
experimentation but also with psychiatry. The latter is not just
a detail but an important fact here: this is a work about frames
and boundaries. But who (or what) are inside/outside those frames?
That’s not easy to say. The sound collage brings us to a
continuous flow where everything seems mixed: “professionals”
cataloguing “mental illness”, voices of “patients”,
tape failures, suggestive music passages, anomalous noises, field
recordings from everywhere and several rivers of sounds sailing
together along with the listener. The trip is intense and compelling.
Beautiful and terrifying. The horizon might be a cushion but it
might be also something else. We’re culturally trained to
believe that something is “normal” or not and we put
a lot of effort in trying to make the world fit in those categories.
But in the end who is “normal” enough to say what
is “not normal”? This is what this record is about
and Beware! Sound can easily brake barriers, even those you didn’t
notice were present". Anla Courtis 2017