Music by Romain Barbot & Grégory Buffier Romain Barbot: synths, electronics, vocals, field recordings, ukulele, guitar Grégory Buffier: guitar, field recordings, synths Recorded and mixed in Toulouse (2011/2012) Re-mastered for vinyl and in digital in 2018 by James Plotkin Original front photography by Georges Barker "The Smoke Witch" (1886) Art direction by Romain Barbot / Typography and layout by Thibault Proux Originally released by Hands In The Dark in January 2013 in a limited edition of 100 cassettes
Hailing from Toulouse in the South of France, Saåad is composed of Romain Barbot and Grégory Buffier. Since 2009 the prolific pair has been spending the dark hours of night-time exploring the realms of sound with a combination of epic, abstract drone and ambient improvisations, new concepts, elaborate murky atmospheres, and a strong visual identity as the trademark of their collaboration.
Pressed on vinyl for the very first time, Orbs & Channels is also the first reissue release by NAHAL Recordings. This classic dark ambient album by French duo Saåad immerses listeners into the maze of a haunted and shadowy invisible world, where superstition and the Wings of Desire's immortal angels are playing a key role. Making audible that which cannot be uttered, Orbs & Channels is an ode to the beyond, the expression of the inexpressible that is associated to it, and an echo of unfathomable grief. Housed with new artwork and remastered by James Plotkin, this edition is including a download card with previously unreleased bonus track.