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‘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. (…)
Quite simply, this is a must have.’
(Muse’s Muse, Canada)
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“Electronic music is an expression of one’s soul. (Phileas) definitely fits this definition with his unique brand of music.”
(Juniorscave Magazine, Germany)
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‘With innovatively cool vibes and a collage of sensual robotronica style Spoken Word, Phileas takes us from the mundane to the far reaches of our imagination. (…)
Phileas is making his mark in the world of independent Electronica’
(Catsask Music & Entertainment, Canada)
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‘The dialect world calls the melodic contours of a language “prosody”, and it’s obvious that Phileas has tapped into this idea and extended it via his electronic studio. The music is clever, catchy and, frankly, groovy’.
(Jeremy Fisher, Singing Coach, USA)
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‘A nice patchwork that expresses all the diversity of human language.’
(Ondefixe, France)
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(‘Spoken Wor(l)d’)… A sophisticated exercise of dance electronic in which different voice samples in undeciphering languages have been cut, distorted, and used as a decor for a rich digital tissue, filled with exuberant hedonism’
(Somos, 09/08/08, Peru)

‘Phileas has composed a conceptual album that works as a Babelic soundtrack. (…) Roger Velasquez makes anyone believe that it is possible to imagine a world without frontiers.’
(La República, 13/08/08, Perú)
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spoken wor(l)d

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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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