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5 Streams

by Norscq

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Belly Button 06:43
Moonray 05:21
The Holy Cow 05:10
N/P 4 06:02


Norscq is a French composer and music producer.
He founded the iconoclastic cult group The Grief in 1984.
Since 1998, he worked as The Atlas Project for two albums and then under his name and working from time to time with Black Sifichi in the duet Super Stoned.
He's known for being musically unpredictable with a particularly fine work on the sound.
This brought many other musicians to him for recording, mixing, mastering, remixing, sound engineering … Colder, Von Magnet, Young Marble Giants, Marc Ribot, Jack Dangers, JG Thirlwell, Simon Fisher Turner, Quattrophage, Wild Shores, Encre, dDamage, Minsurar, Hypo, EDH, Emmanuel Tugny and so many more …

This is the studio album gathering various pieces composed for Ibrahim Quraishi's performances, 5 Streams and Baburnama.


released October 26, 2006

[1] - fall after fight
[2] - belly button
[3] - as a warrior, i could have danced all night
[4] - the man with a plan
[5] - moonray
[6] - nature and paradise
[7] - the holy cow
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[8] - n/p 4
[9] – Fauna and flora

samina ahmed : whispers and acting on [1] [3]
naseem abbas : voice and vocal arrangement with norscq from traditional tune on [1] [3]
anuradha n. baral : hums and teeth on [2] / voice on [3]
arthur aviles : voice on [2]
ibrahim quraishi : lyrics on [2] [4] / environment recording with ron kiley teasing / new york - spring 2005 on [ ]
nicolas lelièvre : percussions on [2] [3] [4] / tune inspiration on [2] [7] / drums on [6]
johnie zucchini : voice on [4]
arnaud durand : guitar on [4]
denis frajerman : strings arrangement on [4]
string trio : carole deville (cello) fanny kobus (viola) hélène frissung (violin) on [4]
dusk in banteay kdei : insects and birds environment - winter 2003 on [4]
frederika fenollabate : ghost reading and page turning on [5] [6]
dawn in pulau pangkor : aquatic and jungle environment - spring 2002 on [5] [6]
dawn in new delhi : street environment - winter 2005 on [7]
parul shah : kathak feet, count and inspiration on [8]
aka bondage : missing beach voices and vocal arrangement unfortunately lost on [8]
marc perroud : frédéric rossif under acid on final ghost [fauna and flora]

all material recorded in situation and at the time by norscq
re - worked a lot or almost not from original versions, mixed, produced and edited by norscq / paris - summer 2006
mastered at the exchange / london - fall 2006
photos by johnie zucchini at la playa de los muertos, attersee and rothéneuf from "the walking serie"
artwork : Servovalve

original composition :
[1] [3] by norscq to soundtrack "baburnama" / tokyo - fall 2004
[2] [3] [7] by norscq to soundtrack "war in times of love" / paris - fall 2005
[4] by nicolas lelièvre and norscq to soundtrack "war in times of love" / paris and normandy - fall 2005
[5] [6] by norscq to soundtrack "la maîtresse des cerfs-volants" (original version of n/p 2 and 4) / paris - summer 2003
[8] by norscq to soundtrack "nature/paradise" / tokyo - winter 2004

"nature/paradise" and "war in times of love" are visions 1 and 2 of "5 streams" / show conceived and directed by ibrahim quraishi / compagnie faim de siècle and commissionned by asia society in association with massmoca
"baburnama" / show conceived and directed by ibrahim quraishi - anup baral - azad abul kalam - abhilash pillai - ruwanthie de chickera and commissionned by japan forum foundation
"la maîtresse des cerfs-volants" / novel written by frederika fenollabate

a billion thanks and kisses to :
ibrahim quraishi for pushy inspiration and deep friendship - pierre belouin for making it and more than just this - nicolas lelièvre for shining the hits - nicolas marmin for precious support and velvet fluffy blurs - denis frajerman for stringing the eleven - sylvain carpentier for making drums so big at studio de la bastille - christophe folie for normandy madness - maryse jaffrain and sylvain ohl for malaysian cruising - kirk ross for ever - samina ahmed, nassem abbas and all in lahore - anuradha n. baral, anup baral and all from nepal group in tokyo - tsurudome satoko, takahashi rumi and andy thomas in tokyo - la frances hui, rachel cooper, r. douglass rice and cynthia elliot, helena tovar seguin and her family and all in new york - véronique ruggia, rosa sanchez, parul shah, rajika puri, subarna tapa, ron kiley, gabriel smeets, mustafa samdani and all from compagnie faim de siècle - frédérika and frédéric fenollabate - p. nicolas ledoux - and all participants of course.



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