Editions Mego has just announced the release of veteran sound experimenter Robert Hampson’s second album under his own name; you will know him for his illustrious past as the soul of Loop and Main. “Répercusions” brings together three extensive pieces from a variety of sources. The title cut is an acousmatic composition commissioned by the Groupe de Recherches Musicales for a live performance at the 2011 Akousma festival, in which the Brit remoulded recordings of all sorts of percussive instruments (from the piano to the gamelan, including metal grates). “ De la Terre à la Lune”, the second cut, is influenced by the first NASA missions and films like “2001”, and was commissioned by Espace Mendes France and played at a performance at The Planetarium of Poitiers, France. “ Antarctic Ends Here”, was already released by Mego on the 10” split that Hampson shared with Cindytalk, and it is based on drones deriving from the manipulation of a single piano note combined with field recordings of bamboo swaying in the wind. The release will arrive on 12th June on a double compact that includes a DVD with the mix in surround 5.1.