Eliane Radigue ‎– Trilogie De La Mort

XI – XI 119
3 × CD


1-1 Kyema 61:22
2-1 Kailasha 56:08
3-1 Koumé 51:17

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© 1994 Eliane Radigue, SACEM
℗ 1998 Experimental Intermedia Foundation

Kyema: composition begun in 1985 and completed in October 1988 and presented in December 1988 at New Langton Arts in San Francisco.
Kailasha (originally entitled "Hereafter") finished in 1991.
Koumé: begun in 1991 and finished in 1993. Realized at Studio CIRM, Nice, 1993.

Digital master realized at the "Centre International de Recherche Musicale", Nice, France, thanks to Michel Redolfi and Luc Martinez.
Mastering at Rocket Labs S.F. and at Foothill Digital Productions, New York.
Produced with support from the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Art, Plaedrus Foundation and Thomas Buckner.

CD 1 was previously released in 1990 as Kyema, Intermediate States.

Issued in a fatboy CD case with 16 pp. booklet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 25531 98119 1
  • Barcode (String): 725531981191
  • SPARS Code: ADD
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1, mirrored (Variant1)): >XI119A K8B01I
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2, mirrored (Variant1)): >XI119B Z8A11H
  • Matrix / Runout (CD3, mirrored (Variant1)): >XI119C Z8A11I
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1 (Variant1)): IFPI L534
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2, CD3 (Variant1)): IFPI L533
  • Mould SID Code (CD1, CD3 (Variant1)): IFPI 9215
  • Mould SID Code (CD2 (Variant1)): IFPI 9217
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1, mirrored (Variant2)): XI119 / 1 · :MASTERED: :BY NIMBUS:
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2, mirrored (Variant2)): XI119 / 2 : :MASTERED: :BY NIMBUS:
  • Matrix / Runout (CD3, mirrored (Variant2)): XI119 / 3 · :MASTERED: :BY NIMBUS:
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1, CD3 (Variant2)): IFPI L124
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2 (Variant2)): IFPI L125
  • Mould SID Code (CD1 (Variant2)): IFPI 2414
  • Mould SID Code (CD2, CD3 (Variant2)): IFPI 2405


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November 2, 2017
Given the length of each piece I realize this probably has no place being reissued on vinyl but damn oh damn would I like to see one.


November 6, 2016
edited about 1 year ago

Austere beauty, inspired by Bardo Thödol. An esoteric work where sustained tones do not serve as a means for mere minimalistic experimentation but as a discipline for spiritual realization, where the tension does not suggest emotional imbalance but pious discreetness in the face of the Absolute. THE drone masterpiece.


August 6, 2014
edited over 4 years ago

Peerless and sublime. Essential.