Just as Marc Baron’s widely lauded 2014 CD “Hidden Tapes” marked a turn from saxophone improvisation to an embrace of what the Potlatch label referred to as “music for speakers” or “sound diffusion,” Carnets is not only another leap forward, but could easily be considered Marc Baron’s masterpiece.
This record is the analog debut for Marc Baron, and his hand-constructed audio works sound completely alive on this vinyl pressing mastered by Jason Lescalleet. Each slab of 150-gram vinyl comes in a special black poly-lined dust sleeve inside a 300-gsm white-on-white art board, all lovingly protected by a polyvinyl bag. The front cover bears a striking photograph of a sculpture by French artist Loïc Blairon,”Untitled, wood and plaster, 22x22x7cm, 2015″.
The Glisten Examples Bandcamp store has two limited edition versions of this album available. The first option is an edition of 70 copies pressed on clear vinyl here.
The second option is the Artist Edition, and it includes the same clear vinyl pressing along with a high quality print of Loïc Blairon’s sculpture, numbered in an edition of 30 copies and signed by Loïc Blairon and Marc Baron, printed in a dimension of 20 cm x 15 cm on 308 gram 100% cotton Hahnemühle Fine Art Rag stock and protected in crystal archive paper.