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by Matthieu Metzger

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SelfCooking 00:37
La teneur 04:11
Zozosia 05:05
Huis clos 07:00
SelfEating 00:32


Matthieu Metzger, baritone to sopranino family of saxes,
Systole-box, a pinch of Farfisa, Mopho and Yamaha RX 15.


released February 2, 2013

Prepared at Le Studio des Résistants with
some self-wired machines, systole plugins,
and a lot of audio hand-cooking.
Cover installation and photo by Patrice Le Garrec.

Saxophonist Matthieu Metzger likes going beyond the traditional techniques associated with his instrument, notably thanks to his passion for electronic treatments – he's been designing real time transformation music software since he was a kid.
This 31-year-old investigator of musical genres loves to venture into dangerous territory. As well as being a fine jazz player/improviser and a member of the French ONJ (Orchestre National de Jazz), he's dipped into contemporary music, folk, rock, metal and mandingo.
Some of these compositions lurked in Matthieu's memory or his shelves, others were specially written for this occasion – the strange and exciting experience of planning an album. With no unity to justify, no tragic concept. As a matter of fact, it was all about the pleasure of cooking for you something abstract and joyful.

Pachi Tapiz, Tomajazz
Franpi Barriaux, CitizenJazz *ELU*
Stéphane Ollivier, Jazz Magazine * * * *
François Couture, MD's Listening Diary
Eyal Hareuveni, AllAboutJazz
Thierry Giard, CultureJazz
Luc Bouquet, ImproJazz
Grego Edwards, gapplegatemusicreview
Stuart Kremsky, IAJRC Journal
Florian Mugnier, DJAM


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Founded in 2000 in Sweden, Ayler Records has gained recognition among Free Jazz fans by releasing both archive and contemporary recordings documenting the American, Scandinavian and French Free Jazz scenes.

In 2009, Ayler Records moved to France and has since opened the catalogue to recordings in less direct relationship with the Free Jazz canon, while remaining faithful to its original spirit.
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