Joseph Carey Merrick

by Alexandre Saint-Onge



Joseph Carey Merrick embodies the idea, already obvious on my previous album My animal is possible (Alien 8 Recordings), to communicate with monsters and to exorcise my monstrousness through sound spectres. Here, the monstrousness means the possibility of a relation with the imperceptible, it is the advent of quite other sense which never can be merged with the meaning. Through this suite of electronic "pop" songs for voice, bass and computer I try to make get through my voice Joseph Carey Merrick’s voice. It is about a rite of ownership of / by another, similar to a small Ouija board, where my body and my mouth become this famous way to communicate with the spirits.
Alexandre St-Onge, Montreal, November 10, 2007

For those who do enjoy:
Normand L’Amour, Joe Meek, Robert Ashley
Luc Ferrari, John Jacob Niles, Henri Chopin
Animal Collective, Keiji Haino, Angelo Badalamenti
Robert Wyatt, Fennesz, Liberace, David Lynch and Joseph Carey Merrick


released November 15, 2007

Music: Alexandre St-Onge
Mastering: John Sellekaers
Design: Eric Mattson



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