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Science_Fiction

by Nicolas Bernier & Co.

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We emerge from a fiery wound Bloody and wailing And move for a time Between vacuum and the light Between laughter and the dust Between ashes and the wind As quickened presences Set against the nothing Before returning to our shallow darkness Carved into an implacable silence Herald of thunder Herald of smoke and jagged tooling Herald of debris and earthly din Herald of wailing absence Aluminum 2000, 2024, 2219, 2124 vaporize Debris Event D as the left wing separates 14:00:18 PLBD tear from the body of the craft There is darkness mid-deck Displays go blank Comm-links silent
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Nuclear families give birth of no more than 2 since the States regulates child bearing If I don't like you, I'll kill you Then clone you and relieve me of my guilt Why he's nothing like you except the same face I detest Were they on to something Did Heaven's Gate know something we didn't Are Earth's final lashes given by the tail end of a comet Who profits most from our paranoia Revolting in it's inhumanity Influence spans eight arms of the sun Cult of emptiness Sprinkling synthetic static A disregard of quality in its purest form A poem of nothing A torrent of ridicule Followed by a roar of laughter much worse  a despair longer than its length Paradox of juxtapositions parallel bypass recycled over drums Teeth rattling regimen pinnacle of a peninsula checking the inside of its eyelids for it's sweet repose Lost all its charm unresolved We died for freedom once now dying for nothing Robbed of gunpoint of reason A faith slowly dissolved A violation of dignity precipitating a crisis Isolated tremors are ideas encapsulated in the shape of an elongated tear Erupts like blood of an artery An escape by entrance a slow struggle Intertwined in ways in which it was not built Lifeless in motion withheld Denied of its volume A fatigue under the forecast of dawn No longer wet with the kiss of bright expectations or hope of gathering audience Integrity betrayed its participants Thirst in its tears No pays attention because they don't expect much and plead for a return of the same On invitation The acrobat of death bestows his gift of sleep Exalt his glaring error A smoulder deceit cast by their own reflection caught in its own trap A gesture passing acts as a cry of exo-methylated spirits exempt from duty With exonerate arms grasping their last embrace waving the germ of its own destruction A used tea bag antiquated Hard to conform to the necessities of translation A audacity aroused tremendous enthusiasm embody the fruit of illuminations Harnessed by provoking fidelity flaunted by alienating on the brink of abyss One leap entry is free to proceed in exhilarating abandon forward as a call to arms A desire lying dormant Repel against the avid trade of stench as a roar in the reign of silence Ventilator crash scars dethroned Untying a mass of knots that don't unravel is sparse moments from corridors Brutal display of contours gleaming angles Surged forward so immersed furiously in acceleration Not even fearing it might split the skin A 40 ft. dive in a glass of water A lost cause at their mercy Pitted against odds tailored in deficit Who casts shadows looming over approval A constraint constructed and crippled by remorse Mechanisms in thought Explore the perfect sculpture A soft circuit Shy and self-conscious That hides behind words like closing a door Just to make sure No one is looking in
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There is mounting evidence that we are not alone in the universe. Are there somewhere other life forms looking up into their night sky from very different worlds. Asking the same kind of questions. The hows, the whys. A hooded figure emerges from the shadows. Something in their movements is familiar. Their worn hands lift to their hidden face. Time stands still. Your breath catches in your throat. Your heartbeat races in your chest. They pull back their hood to reveal. (Their eyes, your eyes) How can this be? (Their eyes, your eyes) The wind picks up, (Their eyes, your eyes) You stop still in your tracks. (Their eyes, your eyes) They approach. Dark forces align. This violence, never satisfied. The dispossessed. The unreal and the real. Taking cosmic flight. Prejudice revealed. Phallic weapons poised. Power over cries. Unarmed masses scattered. Under thunderous skies. The left hand of darkness. Sways the hands of Time. Counter-clockwise motion. Reversing words, unrhymed. Revealing all, unravelled. Disentangling lives. A third spent in slumber. Another third in lies. The past veiled in myth. Controlled by gods unseen. Into unknown futures, foretold, we careen. Darkness, disproportion. Grow like winding weeds. Archaeology reveals, the glitter of a seed. They fight and feed on fear, hate, rivalry, aggression. Interplanetary game, labyrinthian oppression. Mythology feeds memory beyond what words can say. Instruments of power, that put us in our place. A vaste ornate procession gold spheres. The chaos of the cosmos. Thunderous, discordant, their sounding is a storm. Towers watching over, they never march in form. Death walks behind the king. The Mover of great events. Human bones, human blood in the mortar. The building of our great cities. More and more I long for saneness, for anonymity.
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ils se rendent quelque part et c'est déjà un peu reparti c'est ce qu'on apprend dans les lignes autour des yeux et la longueur des couleurs la grandeur des corps ils se rendent quelque part ils ne se rendent plus se rendre nulle part il y a un arrivage de créatures phosphorescentes déjà sous leurs pieds les plus courts poissons du monde ils remontent le courant ils remontent le courant jusqu'au centre jusqu'au centre jusqu'au centre par accident jusqu'au centre ils remontent le courant jusqu'au coeur onduler jusqu'au coeur retourner sous terre onduler jusqu'au coeur retourner sous terre retourner sous terre onduler jusqu'au coeur (se rendre quelque part) les entraves flanchent (se rendre quelque part) on retrouve la force de chacune des ondes on dissout les côtes onduler jusqu'au coeur retourner sous terre onduler jusqu'au coeur retourner sous terre ce n'est pas terminé c'est reparti ça arrive
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[Av3ry] M. A. Currency Sign. E. N. P. A. Tilda. Currency Sign. Grave. Directional valves of human being. Invincible. Invincible. Drifted empty heavens. Be fine and at that this book a diary. Striding terrible brains Is Immortality. Automation. Automation. M. A. Currency Sign. E. N. P. A. Tilda. Currency Sign. Terrify me. Terrify me. M. A. Currency Sign. E. N. P. A. Tilda. Currency Sign. Terrify me. Terrify me. Infinitely many strangers. It is lost comes when what they tremble. December in unison and that one most natural science. Enact all his prayers. Streaming the gamesome labor. In the real relation with no killing. Directional valves of human being. Invincible. Invincible. Everything. [Beans] One Day I saw a child crying I asked "What's wrong?" He told me that he got bit by a rattlesnake So I gave it a lollipop Now it's gone and life moves along Risen to heaven plunged below Satanic aromatherapy The scent of brimstone and calamity With surety and clarity of death's eternity Hell ain't as bad as the way to it The dead are clay for the living In memory to make malleable their image in afterlife A once great man desperate to matter revoked A tightrope unknown where the next foot is gonna land Flat footed with the wrong foot forward 4 cent romeo funds low But he couldn't past a phat ass Harassment he tried to holla Had enough quarters to add up to 4 dollars in his hand She told'em kick rocks scram Despite the bowel movement of your life Come off your knees and stop praying for bullshit As an adolescent, inadequate in his Batman underoos His posture like a fish hook who fondly jerked off to Julie Newmar His parents paid him no attention So his childhood was spent raising his right arm to wait his turn Now he's all gas masked and googly eyed Wow, 2020 was some wild times In his MAGA hat Barefoot in my neighborhood Tearing down elect Biden/Harris signs Moves on but never heals Gradually - daily - the ache fades His hatred is normal There's no courage in hatred Lacking the ability to love His hatred is normal The solution he won't find in love Your doom is love The price of killed kids To be a scary man He named his AR-15 Honey Love What a different world If Michael Sanford succeeded What a different world The world is almost done and I stress ate Orange Man MAGA mentality White trash privilege insurrection flops Fighting two pandemics Covid and stupidity Despite to maintain the reign of white supremacy No rebirth No renascence Abhorrent to non-believers get you rinsed no benevolence No threat to mines you a tumor benign You trash you never fail to fail Drew a watch on your wrist And still don't know what time it is
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Sound experimentalist Nicolas Bernier collaborations with poets/vocalists around the theme of science fiction and it's anchor to our reality. From the AI generated words of Av3ry to the legendary avant-rapper Beans, this album will please adventurous ears in search of futuristic musical schemes.

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« a uniquely surreal sound collage »
— Electronic Sound [Issue 90]

« a must experience for adventurous ears »
— Last Day Deaf

« immersive et dans ta face, avec une maîtrise hallucinante de la matière «
— Le canal auditif

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released June 7, 2022

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SCIENCE_FICTION

All original tracks COMPOSED and PRODUCED by Nicolas Bernier at Bureau des fréquences.

MASTERED by Alexandr Vatagin.

ARTWORK by Nicolas Bernier.


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01 FICTION 1 (FEAT. FORTNER ANDERSON)

WORDS by Fortner Anderson.

VOCALS PERFORMED by Fortner Anderson.

VOCALS RECORDED at The Pines Studio, Montréal, originally for the project "Annunciations" and the piece "Belly Into Fire" published by Les blocs errants in 2012.

SYNTHESIZERS PERFORMED and RECORDED by Nicolas Bernier.

MIXED by Nicolas Bernier.


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02 FICTION 2 (FEAT. BEANS)

WORDS by Beans.

VOCALS PERFORMED by Beans.

SYNTHESIZERS and DRUMS PERFORMED and RECORDED by Nicolas Bernier.

VOCALS RECORDED by Chris Keffer at Magnetic North Studio, Cleveland, Ohio.

MIXED by Dominic Thibault.



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03 FICTION 3 (FEAT. ELEUTHERA)

WORDS by Eleuthera Diconca-Lippert.

VOCALS PERFORMED by Eleuthera Diconca-Lippert.

SYNTHESIZERS, BASS, GUITARS and DRUMS RECORDED and PERFORMED by Nicolas Bernier.

VOCALS RECORDED by Nicolas Bernier at Bureau des fréquences, Montréal.

SAXOPHONE SAMPLES performed by Simon Coovi-Sirois, recorded by Nicolas Bernier.

MIXED by Nicolas Bernier.


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04 FICTION 4 (AVEC GABRIELLE HB)

PAROLES par Gabrielle HB.

VOIX interprétées et enregistrées par Gabrielle HB.

SYNTHÉTISEURS, BASSE et BATTERIE (devenue batterie essentiellement échantillonnée au fil du processus) INTERPRÉTÉS et ENREGISTRÉS par Nicolas Bernier.

CO-MIXÉ et CO-RÉALISÉ par Dominic Thibault et Nicolas Bernier.


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05 FICTION 5 (FEAT. BEANS & AV3RY)

WORDS by Av3ry and Beans.

VOCALS PERFORMED by Av3ry and Beans.

BASS PERFORMED and RECORDED by Pierre Alexandre Tremblay.

SYNTHESIZERS PERFORMED and RECORDED by Nicolas Bernier.

SAMPLE of a clarinet note performed and recorded by Pierre Michaud.

AV3RY VOCALS GENERATED algorithmically. Thanks to Alexander Schubert for creating this artificial intelligence avatar.

BEANS VOCALS RECORDED by Chris Keffer at Magnetic North Studio, Cleveland, Ohio.

MIXED by Dominic Thibault at Université de Montréal.


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06 FICTION 6 (FEAT. ELEUTHERA)

WORDS by Eleuthera Diconca-Lippert.

VOCALS PERFORMED by Eleuthera Diconca-Lippert.

SYNTHESIZERS, and CYMBALS RECORDED and PERFORMED by Nicolas Bernier.

VOCALS RECORDED by Nicolas Bernier.

MIXED by Nicolas Bernier.


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08 FICTION 3 (AVEC GABRIELLE HB) (LÉA BOUDREAU REMIX)

REMIX et RÉALISATION supplémentaire par Léa Boudreau.


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07 FICTION 2 (FEAT. BEANS) (DUBLINE REMIX)

REMIX and additional production by David Drury.

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