EMEGO 298 / François J. Bonnet & Stephen O’Malley
Cylene Suisse redux
Recorded in Geneva at Cave 12, Zürich at Zukunft & Düdingen at Bad Bonn 17-19 December 2019
B mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi
Cut by Andreas Kauffelt at Schnittstelle, Berlin, January 2021
Cover photo & aesthetical counsel by Eléonore Huisse
Merci beaucoup Jim & Ryoji, Léo “The Boss”, Ethan & Sarah at Tennenn, all at Bad Bonn, Sixto & Marion at Cave 12, Dimitri at Le Bourg, Michi at Zunkunft, Peter Rehberg, Regina Greene, Simon Fowler, Sixt & Audi A6, Suisse friends and family.
Cylene Suisse Redux documents François J. Bonnet and Stephen O'Malley's Switzerland tour in December 2019, following the release of their first album, Cylene.
The two musicians chose to entrust sound material recorded on the tour to the expert ears of two friends and great musicians Jim O'Rourke and Ryoji Ikeda, giving them carte blanche, and each in turn chose a distinct personal approach. For Ryoji Ikeda, it was a question of finding a moment, circumscribing a fragment of time through his listening, with minimal intervention. For Jim O'Rourke, on the other hand, the live recordings became material to be deconstructed and reassembled, to tell, according to his musical sensibility, a path of metamorphosis for Bonnet and O'Malley's music.
Cylene Suisse Redux is a prismatic substrate of a series of concerts surrounded by friendship, lakes, mountains, and by nightfall.