"This little notebook of sound sketches was born at the end of 2017, when I decided to go through the study of electroacoustic music once again. In my constant travel, for reasons of study, work and health, my Moleskine was my laptop. A situation completely "out of the box" for me, as I used to work always hardware based. So my Mac turned into a multipurpose knife, with many tools for the construction and modiﬁcation of the sound. Every track is built as a little soundscape, not necessarily with determined sections, but as a brief trip through a magnetic landscape. The work was built as a ﬁeld recording on artiﬁcial landscapes, where I gathered, analysed and transformed sound objects. I gave myself some basic rules: work with computer, using only a determined kind and number of software, and use only a restricted number of sound objects."
(Marie e le Rose)
Video for "A" by pantea
"Promenade Magnétique is true computer music, every bit a “magnetic walk” through the annals of the software plugins and hardware used by Marie e le Rose to create these six short sound pieces. A faithful yet original homage to classic concrète music, Rose’s “field recordings of artificial landscapes” take on abstract physical forms in their impossible movements and synthetic contortions, almost completely isolated from any pure source material used. Each track is chock-full of detailed progression, never really following any sort of predictable linearity but instead exploring the possibilities of this unfettered magnetic landscape in increasingly complex ways. Rose’s manipulations are restless and kinetic, the tension barely contained even in the most reserved moments like the unstable drone that threatens to burst at any moment at the start of “D,” digital clicks and taps and oscillations expanding into shifting weaves of plasticky sonorities. As is common—yet never any less surprising—in even the most removed of electroacoustic compositions, the artificial soundscapes begin to evoke real-life phenomena in the mind of the listener: “A” adopts the tubular configuration of air flowing through a pipe, “C” mimics the bubbling motion of boiling liquid, “2” vibrates like an agitated metal surface. Despite the modest rules Rose gave herself to create this work, Promenade Magnétique is a formidable and far-ranging work of abstract electronic music."
Jack Davidson (Noise Not Music)
"Created under wilfully restricted conditions, Promenade Magnétique is a more serious feeling and experimental work from Le Rose. The pieces were composed under simple rules – only using computer, only a determined few pieces of software, only a limited number of ‘sound objects’ – ultimately comprising what the artist cleverly describes as a “ﬁeld recording on artiﬁcial landscapes”. There’s little in the way of logical structure here, but rather intense doses of digital texture; shrill and alien electronic shudderings vibrating inside synthetic echo chambers like the acid flashbacks of an AI. Their sheer alien nature makes this quite unapproachable music, that’s for sure, but it’s yet more evidence of Le Rose’s abilities as an electronic music rambler."
Tristan Bath (The Quietus)