Echo Poeme Sequence No. 2
Details
2005 CD CA United Jnana 2005CD
In jewel case
2005 iTunes CA United Jnana
Track Listing
  1. Echo Poeme Sequence No. 2 (48:55)
Personnel
Amantine Dahan Steiner
Isabelle Gaborit
Sleeve Notes
Amantine Dahan Steiner - voice
Isabelle Gaborit - voice
Mixed by Steven Stapleton
Engineered by Petr Vastl
Sleeve by Babs

Special Thanks to Julia Kramer

Thanks to Mark Logan and Paul Jackson

Music inspired by the film Last Year at Marienbad
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Reviews
Those who are lucky enough to have heard the CD-R will know that it is a hypnotic combination of eerie, layered female vocals floating delicately around seething, sexual inhalations, barking dogs and psychedelic, vibratory shudders of mysterious origin. It's a thrilling and magical 20 minutes, climaxing with the eardrum-piercing squall of a WWII air raid siren and the dive-bombing blitzkrieg of warplanes. Sequence No. 2 uses some the same elements, but subtracts the overt sexuality, the canine outbursts and the Nazi attack, leaving only 50 minutes of overlapping, interwoven vocals from Amantine Dahan Steiner and Isabelle Gaborit, all of which are exclusively en francais. Steven Stapleton and Colin Potter utilize the various utterances, hums, whispers, recitations, laughs, breathy coos, and vibrational oms of the two women to create a suggestive ambient tangle of ghostly, gossamer thread. The vocals create soothing undulations, tantalizingly linguistic but staying just out of reach of full comprehension, improbably panning around the stereo channels with a logic that would only make sense in a dream. Indeed, the album is ideal for headphone listening, provided you don't mind two disembodied voices spookily reciting French words in your ears for almost an hour. The title of this album and its predecessor seem to be consciously retrograde allusions to classic musique concrete pieces (i.e. Edgar Varese's "Poeme Electronique"), even though it's much more likely that Potter and Stapleton have used digital means, rather than analog, to create these highly-constructed, multilayered compositions. The black-and-white cover art seems a little grainy and chintzy, but it's hard to tell if this was intentional or not. This album was used as between-set music at the recent run of Current 93 concerts at a Toronto church, and it does seem to operate best as background music. Though the entire album is undeniably beautiful and haunting, it refuses to develop, transform or build drama during its considerable length. It ends right where it begins, and in between is more of the same. No one is going to accuse Echo Poeme of being Steven Stapleton's most exciting work, but it does have a consistently ravishing, gorgeous, mesmerizing beauty that makes it very worthwhile tangent.

Jonathan Dean
Поэма Эхо: Секвенция No. 2
Details
2007 CD RU Soyuz DSM5000-07
In jewel case
Track Listing
  1. ПОЭМА ЭХО: секвенция No. 2 (48:56)
Personnel
Amantine Dahan Steiner
Isabelle Gaborit
Sleeve Notes
Амантина даан Штайнер - голос

Изабель Габори - голос

Сведение: Стивен Стэплтон

Звукоинженер: Петр Вастл

Оформление: Бабс

Отдельная Благодарность Джулии Крамер

Спасибо Марку Логану и Полу Джексону

Муэыка была создана под
впечатлением от фильма
<<В прошлом году в Мариенбаде>>
Echo Poeme Sequence No. 2
Details
2016 February 12" US Drastic Plastic DPRLP74
500 black vinyl numbered copies in regular sleeve
Track Listing
Side 1
  1. Echo Poeme Sequence No. 2
Side 2
  1. Echo Poeme Sequence No. 2
Personnel
Amantine Dahan Steiner
Isabelle Gaborit
Sleeve Notes
Amantine Dahan Steiner - voice
Isabelle Gaborit - voice
Mixed by Steven Stapleton
Engineered by Petr Vastl
Sleeve by Babs

Special Thanks to Julia Kramer

Thanks to Mark Logan and Paul Jackson

Music inspired by the film Last Year at Marienbad

Mastered to vinyl by Kevin Gray at Cohearant Audio
Echo Poeme Sequence No. 2
Details
2016 February 12" US Drastic Plastic DPRLP74
500 white vinyl numbered copies in regular sleeve
Track Listing
Side 1
  1. Echo Poeme Sequence No. 2
Side 2
  1. Echo Poeme Sequence No. 2
Personnel
Amantine Dahan Steiner
Isabelle Gaborit
Sleeve Notes
Amantine Dahan Steiner - voice
Isabelle Gaborit - voice
Mixed by Steven Stapleton
Engineered by Petr Vastl
Sleeve by Babs

Special Thanks to Julia Kramer

Thanks to Mark Logan and Paul Jackson

Music inspired by the film Last Year at Marienbad

Mastered to vinyl by Kevin Gray at Cohearant Audio
Notes
This album consists of one 49 minute track of female vocals, spoken and chanted, looped to create a haunting meditation and evoke emotion.
Steven Stapleton employs a variety of hums, sighs, and spoken phrases to create a ghostly ambience.
NWW has come to be regarded as the master of avant-garde ost-classical experimentation, and Echo Poeme has come to signify an important direction in its vast oeuvre.

- Mastered for vinyl by Kevin Gray at Cohearant Audio
- Faithful, yet updated rendering of original art printed at Stoughton
- Limited foil-numbered editions of 500 200-gram black vinyl and 500 150-gram white vinyl manufactured for pristine sound at Quality Record Pressings