01.Sep.2009 “Spoken Wor(l)d 1.1” (The free aniversary edition): Official Release

PRESS RELEASE

“Spoken Wor(l)d 1.1” :  

Celebrating One Year of Human Speech Electronica:

Phileas’ New Spoken Word Robotronica Adventure

Released for Free

 

Music is communication, the ultimate universal language. Now imagine creating music using more than thirty other human languages.

That is exactly what France-Based Peruvian electronic musician Phileas did on “Spoken Wor(l)d” (2008), his debut solo album, awarded in 2009 with the prestigious Vox Populi Award for Best Electronica Album of the Year in the 8th. Independent Music Awards. Now he presents “Spoken Wor(l)d 1.1”, a special anniversary edition of the critically acclaimed album, which includes the singles from the original recording plus some exciting previously unreleased material.

Phileas takes this anniversary celebration seriously: “Spoken Wor(l)d 1.1” was officially released for free download on September 1, 2009, on his official site phileasworld.com .

Taking his name from one of the most famous fictional travellers the world has ever known, Phileas himself spent three years wandering the globe collecting voice samples in more than 30 languages to create “Spoken Wor(l)d”. The theory behind this unique concept is that music unifies all these diverse voices, where the meaning of the words is less important than the sound that they make. And while this might sound a little high‐minded, Phileas’ music is still firmly rooted in fun.

Phileas’ infectious, foot‐tapping brand of dance oozes the kind of soulful feel so often lacking in this genre, bringing together these many voices and languages to sound as one. In the words of “Muse’s Muse” (Canada): “Spoken Wor(l)d is a powerful musical journey that’s littered with fragmented images, blurry conversations and immaculate melodies that illuminate every track with a gratifying sense of wonder and intrigue. It is a delicious mystery, and an album that will allow your musical consciousness to wander freely, encouraging you to explore the mesmerizing depths of the electronic worlds (Phileas) has created.”

As Phileas himself says, the “Spoken Wor(l)d” projects are more than music recordings: “They are a positive message about the diversity and similarity of the people of this world.” And it is a simply great electro-pop music project all at the same time, included by the UNESCO in the celebration of the International Year of the languages in 2008.

The Critic on “Spoken Wor(l)d”

“A sophisticated exercise of dance/electronica filled with exuberant hedonism” (Somos, PERU)

“A Babelic soundtrack that makes us believe that it is possible to imagine a world without frontiers” (La República, PERU)

“A patchwork that expresses the diversity of human race” (Ondefixe, FRANCE)

“Phileas is making his mark in the world of independent Electronica” (Catsask Music & Entertainment, CANADA)

“Quite simply, (“Spoken Wor(l)d”) is a must have.”  (Muse’s Muse, CANADA)

You can download “Spoken Wor(l)d 1.1” (the entire album) for free here.

Spoken Wor(l)d 1.1 - cover - Phileas © 2009

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  • Spoken Wor(l)d (2008) is an electronic music project that celebrates human speech and language, composed and produced by France-based Peruvian music artist Phileas. The artist spent three years wandering the globe collecting voice samples in more than 30 languages for this recording.

    Spoken Wor(l)d was included in 2008 by the UNESCO in the celebration of the International Year of Languages and received the Vox Populi Award as Best Album Dance/Electronica of the Year in the 8th. Independent Music Awards. Tracks from Spoken Wor(l)d have been air played in radio stations from the USA, Peru and Spain. Phileas has performed live in Germany, France, Colombia, Brazil and Peru.

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