Petit specializes in multi-channel diffusion, also known as acousmatic spatialization and modular synthesis. A Modern Atlantis Down Under A Wave Of Greed is the French sound artist's sixth release this year and fully reflects a modern form of Music Concréte. Petit cuts deep sonic sound structures with eerie reflections using various music technologies, modular systems, digital signal processing tools and mythical electronic instruments (Buchla and Synthi). He constructs menacing vibrations that merge with deceptive sirens of synthetic mermaids and likes to mislead the listener with his crazy approach to modulism, which he created the very first platform to promote this genre.
The electronically generated waves are manipulated using various effect processors, as well as general sound effects. Petit likes to be an undertaker of sound by burying its resonances, letting them rot and digging them back to the surface. He reconstructs these remains into new acousmatic pulses, fragmented vibes and kazoe voices. A Modern Atlantis Down Under A Wave Of Greed is an avant-garde interpretation of how Western greed is causing its own decline and the deeper sinking of our modern society. This album cuts all traditional electronic standards to pieces with new insights, improvisations and the experimental use of technology.
This album may sound brutal and sharp without producing loud noise and will be left out by the conservative electronica fans. We can only support the attitude and the innovative results of the implementations of Philippe Petit’s latest work. This musical travel agent (as he likes to be addressed)is confrontational, freewheeling, viscous and provocative like Frank Zappa was with rock music. A Modern Atlantis Down Under A Wave Of Greed is the beginning of a new path in the experimental electronic music genre. We are completely ready for this!