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Michel Banabila

Michel Banabila, born 1961, is a sound artist, composer, and producer. Banabila releases music since 1983 and has produced musical scores for numerous films, documentaries, theatre plays and choreographies. His work varies from minimal loop-based electronica, fourth world, and neo-classical pieces, to drones, experimental electronica, tribal ambient, and punk-as-fuck tape music. His work has been released internationally by labels like Bureau B (DE), Knekelhuis (NL), Eilean Rec (FR) and Séance Centre (CA).


Awards

Edison Jazz Award 2003.

Gear

Mac Mini, Logic Pro, Nebulae granular sampler, Lexicon mpx 500 reverb, piano, melodica, Vox wah wah pedal, Mbira, E-bow, Balafon


Tags

"A melange of lush harmonics and soft but heavy broken beats, tropical synth work and warped electro-acoustic sounds that manage to feel hugely organic, ancient and tribal and synthetic and futuristic all at once." - JUNO

“He is a man of many genres, or perhaps more correctly, he is trans-genre, for there seems to be no particular base from which he prefers to work. He just composes. And collaborates eagerly, to the listener's delight.” Stephen Fruitman - SONOMU.NET

"MIchel Banabila succeeds in translating these much-used ethno tropes into driving grooves, giving his sound an urgency that has nothing to do with the interchangeability of some of the exotic ambient releases of the last ten years."  HHV Mag - Pippo Kuhzart.

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Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Tightrope

Tapu Records
2023

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Uprooted

Tapu Records
2019

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Trespassing

Séance Centre
2017

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Lapidarium

From: Float
By Michel Banabila

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