Les Halles – Zonda CS


Composed in conjunction with the latest Les Halles long-player, Zephyr, Zonda stands unique among Baptiste Martin’s output both in duration and diversity of source material, smearing samples of Baegu music from the Soloman Islands, J.S. Bach, Max Cilla, and the Croatian Sea Organ of Zadar into a sixty-minute suite of surreal celestial navigation. Flutes, waves, strings, insects, percussion, pitched voices, and spatial synthesis float in and out of frame, alchemizing and unraveling in unexpected ways. It’s a vast, perplexing, and poignant listen, spanning solar winds, subdued harmonics, and elusive constellations of transmutational beauty. Compiled & mixed by Baptiste Martin. Design by Dieter Durinck.