Tandem franco-américain, Les Graciés naissent en 2012 de la rencontre de deux âmes sœurs musicales, Eric Douglas Porter (aka Afrikan Sciences) et Gaël Segalen (aka IhearU).
Leur œuvre se définit comme une conversation sensible, libre de toute grille temporelle, explorant les frontières et tentant de capturer des moments d’éternité.
Les Graciés are the exploratory sound art/dance duo Afrikan Sciences (PAN/Deepblak) & Gaël Segalen (Erratum Musical),
who, after four years of recording together, are due to issue their debut LP with Edinburgh’s Firecracker at the height of summer.
Their label describe the eponymous entrance as a “polyrhythmic and hypnotic groove, experimental beats free of tempo and meter”, which aptly sums up their juncture of free-roaming percussion, field recordings and star-gazing synthesisers and neatly unites their divergent personal praxis in sound art and jazz-techno spheres.
Les Graciés follows Afrikan Sciences’ highly acclaimed Circuitous, which attracted widespread attention in 2014,
and marks out the 2nd LP of the year for sound artist Gaël Segalen (a.k.a. IhearU) under this name;
yet it should properly count as the first outpost on a promising new adventure into uncharted new terrain.
Les Graciés is a French-American tandem of a brother & a sister in sound, a evident and karmic encounter of free spirit music makers in full sympathy with the unknown.
Les Graciés is the conjunction of Eric Douglas Porter (Afrikan Sciences) and Gaël Segalen (IhearU)
Their music explodes the boundaries and reunites from segmented forms. It is naturally scientific, complex with feeling, innovative, other-worldly, captivating and effective,
repetitive and organic, a wild and mad process in an attempt to capture a moment of eternity.
Defined as free form and expansive, from recognizable concrete elements of everyday life to an unifying abstraction, improvisations, mutations, polyrhythmic and hypnotic groove, experimental beats free of tempo and meter.
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Eric Douglas Porter (Afrikan Sciences)
-> https://lesgracies.bandcamp.com/album/les-graci-s-live-at-cafe-oto ▲ Digital Album, Streaming + Download Live improvisational compositions by Les Graciés (Gaël Segalen and Eric Douglas Porter). Engineered and recorded live by Shaun Crook at OTO on july 16th 2018. Released September 12, 2018. Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. ▲ FULL […]Read More
Global Roots: Simbad with Afrikan Sciences, Jessi M’Bengue, Les Graciés and Debo Amon (African Utopia) First broadcast date: 20 July 2018 on Worldwide FM Weekly show presenting the best underground and global selections. This week Simbad takes over joined by modern experimental jazz instrumentalist Afrikan Sciences, plus the other half of his Les Graciés project Gaël Segalen. View live show […]Read More
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MailTape : every Sunday morning, a handcrafted playlist co-curated with a surprise guest. LISTEN HERE “This morning we welcome the lyrical, dreamy and funky Sunday morning selections of Les Graciés—a French-American tandem of a brother and a sister in sound, an evident and karmic encounter of free spirit music makers in full sympathy with the unknown.” […]Read More
– / listening ears open wide awaiting impulses triggering synapses to bridge experiences from that of the known to that of the unfamiliar somehow habitual, from brain to bloodstream, the sensation is one in which, one could lose themselves within the minutest of details because in an instant the landscape to a new opening appears, […]Read More
Order here : https://firecrackerrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/firec020-low-doses Les Graciés is a collaboration in the truest sense between Paris-based sound artist Gaël Segalen and Deepblak co-founder Afrikan Sciences. Segalen’s experiments in electroacoustic sound met the wider world this year via a debut LP for Erratum, an arresting work that showcases her ability to merge hypnotic murk ala Angus MacLise […]Read More
Firecracker Recordings is proud and hugely excited to present a live show by forthcoming label artists Les Graciés in the completely unique and sonically incomparable setting of Cupar Grain Silo. The only sugar beet factory in Scotland was built just outside Cupar and opened in 1926. There had been rumors that the factory was inefficient […]Read More
// Low Doses – Les Graciés Double Gatefold LP and CD coming Early August on Firecracker Recordings. Distributed exclusively worldwide by Rubadub. A1. Salubrious A2. Symetric Relatives B1. Pan C1. Compoly C2. The Entry Dance D1. The Reign After D2. Low Doses RA News Juno Plus Les Graciés is a collaboration in the truest sense between […]Read More
Les Graciés is a French-American tandem of a brother & a sister in sound, a evident and karmic encounter of free spirit music makers in full sympathy with the unknown. First glimpse of a 2 years exploration, textures, spectrum, free melodies and rhythms, by Afrikan Sciences & Gaël Segalen. – : – : – : […]Read More