Frédéric Nogray ‎– Wuritagu

taâlem ‎– alm 99
CDr, Mini


1 Wuritagu 21:28

Companies, etc.



Wuritagu, el Lago Negro, is a lake between La Ensenada and Triunfo De La Cruz on North coast of Honduras. Surrounded by mangroves, at one end the lake is separated from the Caribbean Sea by a beach.
All sounds were field recorded at different moments of the day and at night on and around the lake in May 2012.
Dreamlike sonic composition equalized, assembled, layered, edited and mastered at studio No*Mad in Paris in 2012.
Picture from the "andara painting" series by Frédéric Nogray
Many thanks to Marcella Perdomo and Mito Castillo (the hondurian team) and Jean-Marc at taâlem.

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
flalm 99 Frédéric Nogray Wuritagu(File, FLAC) taâlem flalm 99 France 2014
almdig 99 Frédéric Nogray Wuritagu(CDr, Mini, Ltd, Num) taâlem almdig 99 France 2014 Sell This Version

Reviews Show All 2 Reviews

Add Review



March 21, 2016
Of course everybody - me at least - is wondering what Taalem will do next. When Drone Records released their 99th 7" single they stopped. With these new releases on Taalem we also reach number 99 - Frederic Nogray does the honours and here we start. We know his music from releases on Kaon and he seems to be someone whose interest lies in the use of field recordings. Here he uses sounds recorded at the north coast of Honduras in May 2012 close to a lake of the same title. This twenty-one minute work is made from various recorded during various times of day and night. I assume these recordings were layered together as it's all quite full with sound. The lower end of the seashore sounds colliding with the high-end singing of insects makes a particular scary move, I thought, especially if, at one later point, planes or helicopters are part of it. It's all, in general, a bit louder than is usual, a bit cruder and with the constant pressing force of water sounds something you could easily drown in.

Frans De Waard - Vital Weekly 926


March 21, 2016
But the go-to piece in this trio is Frédéric Nogray’s wuritagu, a set of field recordings made around a Honduran lake. We last encountered the artist six months ago with Vaccabons Et Malfactours, which was his contribution to the series La Rivière. His instincts continue to be sharp on this new recording. Culled from hours of recordings made during different times of day, wuritagu is a perfect example of saying more by showing less. Few 20-minute periods would present such variety of sound, so it’s up to Nogray to cut, reassemble and layer. This compositional choice leads to great internal dynamism.

Richard Allen - A Closer Listen (May 14, 2014 )