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Ariel Kalma & Richard Tinti - Osmose album

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Ariel Kalma's magical and weird Osmose originally released in 1978 masterfully matches Richard Tinti's rainforest field recordings with Ariel's left field minimalist compositional ideas. Rather than simply relying on the rainforest sounds providing a pleasant backdrop to the drones, the drones interplay with the pitches of the natural sounds to create melancholic, Popol Vuh like grandeurs. The album has a progression that's almost a story in toto, where the next rise is finally crossed revealing the huge, seemingly impenetrable expanse of lush greens. The expanse is then explored with wide eyed wonder until the guide dies and the companions start succumbing to fever, ague, snakes and unseen primitives at home in the shadows.

Ariel Kalma - Richard Tinti. Releases information. Label : SFP (Soci�t� Fran�aise De Productions Phonographiques) ‎- SFP 5021-5022. Only for completionists (0%).

Creation of Osmose: Ariel Kalma was recommended to Richard Tinti who had just come back from Borneo with hours of music of the rainforest: ambiences in high quality recordings. To their amazement, birds and keyboards, flutes and crickets, saxophones and frogs, war drums and (vintage) drum machines had much in common in terms of pitch, melodies, rhythms, effects. Feedback on YouTube for the track 'Planet Air': just wanted to let you know that OSMOSE is incredible! Thank you for making music! The album has a progression that's almost a story in toto, where the next rise is finally crossed revealing the huge, seemingly impenetrable expanse of lush greens.

Composed By – Ariel Kalma (tracks: A1 to A3, B1 to B3). Notes. No Tracklist, Black & White Inlay, Identical Cassette Labels, A-B Indication Made With A Black Marker, "OSMOSE" Handwritten On Side A. Other Versions (3 of 3) View All. Cat.Ariel Kalma & Richard Tinti - Osmose ‎(2xLP, Album). SFP, SFP. SFP . 021-5022, SFP 5021-5022.

Ariel Kalma & Richard Tinti.

By: Ariel Kalma (1978, Electronic). More albums from Ariel Kalma: Cherubin – Like The Ocean by Ariel Kalma. Ariel Kalma by Ariel Kalma. Open Like A Flute by Ariel Kalma. We Know Each Other Somehow by Ariel Kalma. Mumbles, Take Me Along by Ariel Kalma. Musique Pour Le Reve Et L’Amour by Ariel Kalma. Serenity by Ariel Kalma. View all albums . Osmose. By: Ariel Kalma (1978, Electronic).

Tracklist Hide Credits

Disque / Record A
A1 Ariel Kalma Saxo Planetariel
Organ, Saxophone – Ariel KalmaTape [Forest At Night Near The River] – Richard Tinti
A2 Ariel Kalma Message 18.10.77
Organ, Voice – Ariel KalmaTape [Early Morning In The Forest] – Richard Tinti
A3 Ariel Kalma Planet-Air
Harmonium – Ariel KalmaTape [Afternoon Forest] – Richard Tinti
B1 Ariel Kalma Forest Ballad
Organ, Flute – Ariel KalmaTape [Morning] – Richard Tinti
B2 Ariel Kalma Manège
Organ [3 Organs], Voice – Ariel KalmaTape [Frogs, Bird Calls, Night Forest] – Richard Tinti
B3 Ariel Kalma Gongmo
Drums [For Ceremony Rythmical Filter], Jew's Harp – Ariel Kalma
Disque / Record R
C1 Richard Tinti 20 Pluie 16:10
C2 Richard Tinti 6 And C° 15:40
C3 Richard Tinti 4 An Afternoon 8:00
D1 Richard Tinti Pagi 17:00
D2 Richard Tinti Sore 19:00

Companies, etc.

  • Distributed By – Société Française de Productions Phonographiques


  • Composed By [Compositions] – Ariel Kalma (tracks: A1 to A3, B1 to B3), Richard Tinti (tracks: C1 to C3, D1 to D2)
  • Photography By [Photos] – Tinti*


Packaged in a gatefold sleeve with the following text on the back cover:

"When forest and music meet.

Richard TINTI travelled to Borneó and recorded the sound of the forest. When Ariel KALMA listened to it, he could hear his melodies sung by the birds, even sometimes in the very keys he uses… Natural harmony and inspiration seems to flow from the same spring [Mixed at the Groupe of Research in Music (GRM), a department of french National Audiovisual Institute (INA)]; to tune, record, mix the different element together; to the animals and athmosphere [sic] of the jungle, answered generators, flutes, saxophones, bird-calls, synthesizers, organs; thus two records got produced:
- Music and forest (record A)
- Forest, synthetic sounds, bird calls (record R)
Sometimes it is hard to distinguish what is bird, cricket or generators. Some surprises also occured, like this fly coming down the mikes just that the end of "Planet-Air" …

Warning ! Record R being an exeptionnaly [sic] long record and the grooves extreme fine, please be careful to use a good stylus not to lift the arm during audition."

Distribué [SFPP] Société Française de Productions Phonographiques-Paris.

Catalogue number variations are: SFP 3.5021-5022 on rear cover, SFP 5021-5022 on cover spine.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: SACEM SACD SDRM SGDL
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched): 5021 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched): 5021 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout, etched): 5022 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout, etched): HELLO DISQUE R 5022 B1
  • Other (Disque / Record A catalogue number): SFP 5.021
  • Other (Disque / Record R catalogue number): SFP 5.022
  • Price Code: 2 x Ⓑ

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
blur01 Ariel Kalma Osmose ‎(CD, Album, RM) BLUR blur01 US 2006
BS 007 Ariel Kalma Osmose ‎(LP) Black Sweat Records BS 007 Italy 2013
AM82055 Ariel Kalma Osmose ‎(Cass) Astral Muse AM82055 Canada 1978

Ariel Kalma & Richard Tinti - Osmose album
Leftfield, Abstract, Musique Concrète, Field Recording, Ambient
Performer: Ariel Kalma
Title: Osmose
Category: Electronic / Not music
Country: US
Released: 1978
Rating: 4.3/5
Votes: 515