by Jason Van Gulick

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Concrete 1 11:24
Concrete 2 05:21
Concrete 3 01:40
Concrete 4 07:36
Concrete 5 08:36


CONCRETE is a composite material cemented by JASON VAN GULICK's dark art of transforming space through percussive matter. The five movements of spontaneous composition bear witness to in situ meditations that explore the reverberations between acoustic architectures and sonic material, where internal deconstructions (of metal, of wood, of stone, of skin, of hair) surround the listener. As reflected above, so experimented below.

JASON VAN GULICK returns as a sorcerer convoking acoustic & amplified sound by way of their patient metamorphosis. His is a practical magic, forged through decades of drum work and an education in architecture. Paired with the visuals of GAST BOUSCHET and NADINE HILBERT, CONCRETE embodies a kind of deepened listening experience that ignites the sublime paradox of Radiant Darkness. JASON VAN GULICK offers a soundtrack to an alternative future, whose serene quietude is matched by a continuously modulating pensiveness.

"This piece is the result of several years of research on the deep existing connection between the production of sounds and their dffusion in space.
It has to do with our primitive bond to music, with the concrete experience
that is specific to every diffusion of sound and explores the acoustic specifities of an architectural space through percussions.
The work combines, through the process of improvisation and of composition in situ, the idea of the metamorphosis of material :
« Halle B » due to its volume, its ability to reverberate the sound and its echoing faculty, transforms the sound of the percussions following the example of former places of worship. This industrial nave made of concrete has forged the creation of the music by imposing to the latter a specific temporality and an almost spiritual depth. Let yourself be transported by this sound while wandering inside a building
and its architectural heritage, feel its scale, travel through different strata of sound, ...
Enjoy your listening."


released January 19, 2018

Recorded in the « Halle B » at « La Condition Publique » 
Roubaix (fr) between July 2015 and February 2017
Mixed by Richard Comte, Paris April 2017
Mastered in Angtröm Studio, Brussels May 2017
Artwork by Gast Bouschet and Nadine Hilbert
Layout by Wim Pauwel




Jason VAN GULICK drummer Reims, France

Jason Van Gulick is one of the most inventive drummers on the contemporary music scene, he processes the sounds of his drum set in real time providing an explosive mixture of wild rhythms and abstract soundscapes. He has performed with Carla Bozulich/Evangelista, Stephen O'Malley (Sunn O)))), Chris Corsano, N.U. Unruh (Einstürzende Neubauten), Y.E.R.M.O. and the interdisciplinary Collective, DEGA! ... more

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