B.F.E. Records and Subsist Records jointly release the debut EP of Belgian producer Bambi OFS (Cédric Dambrain), a multidisciplinary artist with a musical concept motivated by an exploration of the thresholds of perception, psychoacoustics and the physiological impact of sound.
This diversity of themes is matched by his wide range of production styles, which include electroacoustic computer music, compositions for ensembles, noise, sound installations and, more recently, club-oriented polyrythmic explorations. Dambrain has also been composing extensively for performance artists and music theatre.
Spanning four tracks of intricate and ever-shifting rythmic progressions, YAKKA frames a tense and glittering ethnofictional world, combining kaleidoscopic percussive textures with a precisely economical aesthetic.
Extending on Cédric’s exploration of sound.space.perception as a unified phenomenon in his sound installations and noise projects, the record artwork features a photography shot by ethnomusicologist Judith Becker during a Bebuten ceremony in Bali: the picture evokes her inquiry in the trance phenomenon, in which she demonstrates that our ability to enjoy trance and its healing virtues is inversely proportional to our sense of separatedness from the rest of the world. Meshing together numerous influences, and reflecting on the self/other dichotomy, YAKKA is a playful invitation to reconsider our identification processes.
Release date: October 1st, 2020.