ÉRICK D’ORION – Koursk (web)

Érick D'Orion - Koursk
+ remixes from Nicolas Bernier and Robin Fox (bonus tracks) + Martin Tétreault

A project about the fatality of a place/concept, Kursk.

The Battle of Kursk was a World War II engagement between German and Soviet forces on the Eastern Front near the city of Kursk, in the Soviet Union in July and August 1943. It was both the largest series of armored clashes and the costliest single day of aerial warfare in history.

K-141 Kursk was an Oscar-II class nuclear-powered cruise missile submarine of the Russian Navy, lost with all hands when it sank in the Barents Sea on 12 August 2000. Though rescue attempts were offered by the British and Norwegian teams, Russia declined initial rescue offers. All 118 sailors and officers aboard Kursk perished. The Russian Admiralty at first suggested most of the crew died within minutes of the explosion; however, the motivations for making the claim are considered by outside observers as political since some of the sailors had time to write notes.

Recorded between 2007 and 2012.

Credits:

cover + tracks artwork by Martin Bureau
Cover:
SÉRIE Le fleuve empaillé
Visite protocolaire
Huile et acrylique sur toile | 76 cm x 91 cm | 2008
Collection privé
Tracks:
K-141
Graphite et acrylique sur papier Arches
18,5 x 41cm
2013

http://www.martinbureau.com/

Bonus track from Nicolas Bernier (available only by download)
http://www.nicolasbernier.com/
Bonus track from Robin Fox (available only by download)
http://robinfox.com.au/
Remix by Martin Tétreault
http://www.actuellecd.com/en/bio/tetreault_ma/