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Born through the leg of Napalm Jazz, morceaux_de_devices (literally, “bits of devices”) is Targeté Dontigny and Érick Dorion, two electronica performers from Quebec Town, Canada. Their make of digital sound owes as very much to Nam June Paik’s crude sound collages than to Merzbow’s sonic magma. Dontigny and Dorion begun to interact in the middle-’90s as DJs at the faculty radio CKIA-FM in Quebec Town. There they lower their tooth on audio collage, jumping from discovered noises and hip-hop to avant-garde music, favoring crazy eclecticism. Their present was known as Napalm Jazz and with the help of saxophonist Philémon, the trio started to perform under that name, ultimately documenting the web-only recording Free Transgénique, among the 1st releases from your pioneering digital label No Type. The air show went from the air flow in 2000 as both DJs relocated to Montreal and Napalm Jazz — the group — slowed up its activities substantially. It really is out of this hiatus that Dontigny and Dorion returned towards the duo format and began morceaux_de_devices, resolutely harsher and even more extreme. An initial virtual recording, Cosmothérapie, arrived online in 2001. In springtime of that 12 months, the group loved a residency in the studios from the Quebec Town collective Avatar (house of Jocelyn Robert, Pierre-André Arcand, and Eltractor), where they processed their abilities and created Liberum Arbitrium, which became among the 1st “actual” CDs released by No Type (the duo also shows up around the introductory two-CD compilation The Freest of Radicals).

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