Richard Comte is a guitarist composer and producer active in the improvised music scene since 2005. He employs contemporary music compositional concepts and free improvisation processes combined with noise rock energy and sounds. His guitar playing is focused on the sonic possibilities of his instrument, he uses resonances and textures created by prepared guitar, analogue treatments and a custom sound diffusion system. He is a sonic sculptor, drawing timeless spaces – from loud immersive drones to spacious resonances bordering on silence itself. His work is a powerful and very personal sensory sound experience. He is a co-founder of the bands Hippie Diktat, Roue Libre, Vegan Dallas and he is part of bands such as AUM Grand Ensemble, Simon H Fell’s ensembles SFQ and SFS, PoulainJars in addition to playing in many improv shows.
Nunc is an independent label dedicated to liberated, open music, centred around the experience of sound in the moment; a free space for research and collaboration.
▶︎ Dérive de la base et du sommet | Richard Comte | NUNC. (bandcamp.com)
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“An immersion in the bedrock, compressed and deadened matter which keeps all the sounds of the world muffled in its mineral darkness. Struck, fractured, beaten by the machine, the sound mass relinquish blocks of clatter, cries out under the acid ribbons, exhales stridencies. The tunnel borer crushes, saws, undermines, makes the sound rock dance, jams. Here and there, luminous gaps and brass flights, quickly drowned in the fog. One no longer distinguishes the vibration of the world from that of the machine, the silence from the sound, the sadness of man from that of matter.
The sky opens, the wave stretches, the world hollows out and ends where the death-knell tolls.”
released May 5, 2021
Richard Comte : guitar
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Richard Comte, 2018-2019
Photo : Dust storm in the desert, Africa (?), 1905/1915, Wellcome Collection
Graphic Design : Studio Punkat