“Je Vois / Non-Dit” is exclusive to Bandcamp and PWYC for first week of release.
Joni Void’s Constellation digital discography is also on sale during this period. Head over to Bandcamp and pick up Mise En Abyme and Selfless for $6. Proceeds from all these sales go 100% to the artist.
Montréal-based avant-electronic artist Joni Void is a prolific force within the city’s DIY scene: alongside his solo endeavours, Cousin works continuously with a wide range of collaborators and curates his own music site, micro-label, community and concert series Everyday Ago. Among these recurring musical accomplices is poet and singer N NAO (Naomie de Lorimier). Since first meeting in 2016, the two have worked together frequently in both live and recorded settings. “Je Vois / Non-Dit” combines live recordings by the duo into a single longform track where N NAO’s vocals are given unearthly yet organic treatments through Void’s warped manipulations, sampling, atmospheric textures and deconstructed beats – joined by Eddie Wagner on flute about halfway through the track’s 21-minute running time. Filmmaker Sonya Stefan‘s accompanying video is an impressive work of avant-garde analog filmmaking it its own right, in the tradition of materiality/light-as-sculpture, amplifying the hypnotic and dreamlike trajectory of “Je Vois / Non-Dit” with its abstract, spatial, refracted projections.
“Je Vois / Non-Dit” is the last Corona Borealis track of 2020, and a luminous final chapter in this first half of the series. Stay tuned for the second batch of 8 longform singles that will begin dropping in January 2021.