3LP box – Metaphon 012 – 2023

Hardboard linen LP box with silkscreened titles, 12 page booklet with text and track info by Vincent de Roguin and Mark Harwood, archive notes by Lachartre and a rare portrait from 1969.

Edition of 200 copies
Release date: May 1, 2023
Weight: 950 grams
Price: 95 euro

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A1-Mundus Sensibilis -19:20 – (1972)
B1-Mundus Intellectualis – 10:23 – (1973)
B2-Mundus Imaginabilis – 6:48 (1970)

C1-Transmutation – 11:55 (1968)
C2-Temps Intemporel – 9:45 (1970)
D1-Mordre La Terre Vivante – 14:20 – (1973)
D2-La Peche à la Ligne 4:07 – (1978)

E1-Ultimes – 18:05 (1978)
F1-Onirique – 6:34 (1968)
F2-Hommage à Amiel – 12:24 (1974)




“Let’s try to find sound as a primordial act, both a place of convergence of beings and a vector of self-discovery”

First ever release of French composer, musicologist and writer Nicole Lachartre (1934-1991). This 3LP set comprises most of her electronic music and musique concrète compositions recorded in the 60’s and 70’s, all previously unreleased. Lachartre had a classical formation, studied with a.o. Darius Milhaud, Iannis Xenakis and Michel Philippot. Her broad formation and interest as well as her profound commitment and singular vision created a solitary voice even within the field of electronic music and musique concrète, strangely enough unheard till this day. Her first tape composition from 1968 was recorded in Pierre Henry’s Apsome studio and most of her other electronic and electro-acoustic compositions included in this box set were recorded at the IPEM in Ghent.

It took more than two years to realize this project with some complications along the way but it was all worth it and glad the music is finally available.

Production: Timo van Luijk
Mastering: EARLabs
Graphic Design: Meeuw