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French dark electro artist THIERRY ARNAL will release album ‘The Occult Sources’
Thierry Arnal (musician/visual artist) is a french based composer (Lyon, France) active since 2006 and principally working with field recordings, sound collage and computers since 2018. Audio works by Thierry Arnal (Fragment., AMANTRA, HAST, TH-A & SEPL aliases) have been published on labels including: Justin Broadrick’s label Avalanche Recordings, Denovali, Kvitnu, Thisco Records, Peacock Window Recordings, Pharmafabrick, Mahorka, Annihilvs Power Electronix, EndTitles… as well as numerous compilation appearances and remixes. One of his major projects, Fragment., was initiated in 2005. Later, in 2015, Fragment. transformed into a duo with Pascal Bertier on bass, resulting in their album ‘Nothing Will Ever Be The Same’. The band’s unique blend of post-rock, drone, shoegaze, doom, post-metal, and slow-core defies traditional categorization. Their compositions focus on creating dreamlike atmospheres, balancing shadows and lights, and delivering strong melodic moments and memorable themes. In 2019, he collaborated with filmmaker and author Laurent Courau on the ambitious project ‘The Occult Sources’: Deep Inside the Abode of Chaos. The project encompassed a film and web-series centered around La Demeure du Chaos/Musée L’Organe by Thierry Ehrmann. Thierry Arnal contributed significantly to the film’s soundtrack. ‘The Occult Sources’ took the form of a twelve-episode web-series and a feature film, blending artistry and esotericism, showcasing a new underground cinema crafted for the 21st century. The world premiere of ‘The Occult Sources’ occurred in September 2019 during the L’Étrange Festival anniversary celebration in Paris. Despite pandemic-related challenges, the film was screened at select international festivals, leaving audiences captivated. Fans of electronic music, fantasy cinema, and enchanting adventures eagerly await the release of the album ‘The Occult Sources’ which is scheduled for September 15, 2023. The first excerpts from the album will be available at the beginning of the season. Stay connected to be among the first to embark on this unprecedented sonic journey to a parallel world where the magic of music transports you to uncharted territories. Thierry Arnal: “Musically speaking, no landmarks, just a soundscape in which you can’t hold on to anything. I rather like the idea of leaving the listener the choice to imagine what he wants while listening to a piece or an album, nothing is imposed. A really physical approach and absolutely not intellectualized.” The albums succeeding ‘Eleven Days’ and ‘The Ephemeral Armour’ will be released in 2023 under the Atypeek Music label.