Gary Flanagan, Nightwaves, no. 11, April 1, 2002

This is a daring and important disc released by the empreintes DIGITALes label in Montréal. It features the electroacoustic sound art of Coulombe Saint-Marcoux, a genius conceptual artist who manipulated tape recordings to achieve a brilliant “sound as art” aesthetic. Sadly, she died at the tragically young age of 47. So it is of the utmost importance that this revolutionary art be documented on a compilation as critical as this. The work abounds with heavily treated sounds, voices engaging in non-singing and bizarre atmospherics. The liner notes are painstakingly done, and the digital forum serves Coulombe Saint-Marcoux’s work exquisitely. She once stated “electroacoustic music is a continuous fusion of doing and hearing, a permanent equilibrium between the composer’s intention (what is in his head) and the result (what is on the tape).” This is a very important document of a true artist.

… a daring and important disc…