Wednesday, October 31, 2007

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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Saralunden & Andrey Kiritchenko - There Was No End


from Vital Weekly #593:

Might of course be just me not knowing much, but the name Sara Lunden is new to me. She plays synthesizer, vocals, guitar and recorder and composes songs.
How she recorded this album with Andrey Kiritchenko (objects, drums, field recordings, programming, electronics and editing) I don't know. Did they sat together and made or did Kiritchenko add his part later? In any case, that is not of real importance, the music counts. A lot.
Lunden's voice is alike Portishead and other trip hop like artists, but the music is not like that all. Melodic and melodramatic glitch pop music.
There are elements to be recognized from the abstract clicks 'n cuts music, but the overall emphasizes lies on popmusic.
Maybe the voice is a bit too much like the triphoppers of this world, but throughout I must admit I thought this was a highly enjoyable release.
Careful, vulnerable popmusic with a great modern touch.
(Frans de Waard)

Label: Nexsound
Cat. #: nsp02
Format: CD
Release date: 2007

Tracklisting:
01 - Come With Me (03:43)
02 - Oh So Blue (03:41)
03 - Don't You Remember (05:45)
04 - Take Your Chance When You Have It (04:07)
05 - Erotic Dreams (04:01)
06 - Tonight (02:47)

Links:
Andrey Kiritchenko
Saralunden
Nexsound

BJ Nilsen - The Short Night


Benny Nilsen continues his territories exploration, using this time old tapemachines, generators, frequency analyzers and software.
Location recordings were Mälaren (Stockholm, Sweden) Coombe Gibbet (Berkshire, England) and Landakot (Vatnsleysuströnd, Iceland).
Seven tracks where sound crystallizes, showing us his diaphanous face, leading us into desolate landscapes.
A good soundtrack for next winter.

Label: Touch
Cat. #: TO:75
Format: CD
Release date: 2007

Tracklisting:
01 - Front (14:24)
02 - Finisterre (9:35)
03 - Pole Of Inaccessibility (6:33)
04 - Viking, Cromarty… (0:06)
05 - Black Light (4:16)
06 - Icing Station (2:16)
07 - Viking North (10:53)

Previous releases:
  • Fade To White (2004, Touch, TO:65)
  • Land Of Lions (TouchRadio Edit) (2005, TouchRadio, TouchRadio 1)
  • Víkinga Brennivín (2005, Helen Scarsdale Agency, HMS 004) (w/ Stilluppsteypa)
  • Drykkjuvísur Ohljódanna (2006, Helen Scarsdale Agency, HMS 008) (w/ Stilluppsteypa)
  • Storm (2006, Touch, Tone 27) (w/ Chris Watson)
  • 22' 22" (2007, iDEAL0 Recordings, iDEAL045) (w/ Z'EV) (see here)
  • Second Childhood (2007, Quecksilber, quecksilber 12) (w/ Hildur Gudnadóttir and Stilluppsteypa) (see here)
Links:
BJ Nilsen
Touch

A Taste Of Ra - Morning Of My Life


Nicolai Dunger's A Taste of Ra complete his personal discographic trilogy with “Morning Of My Life”.
After two inspired works, simply titled with his moniker, now one single long track conceived into six movements with the "artistic" contribution of Jari Haapalainen, plus Johan and Andreas Berthling (Tape).
The result is a multiform work, where moments of ambient/drone, free-jazz, experimentation, psychedelia and folk come one after the other, into a transition emphasizing Nicolai’s passion for the music and a polychrome vision of the “morning of his life”.

Label: Häpna
Cat. #: H.36
Format: CD
Release date: 2007

Tracklisting:
01 - Morning Of My Life (41:58)

Previous relesases:


A Taste Of Ra (2005, Häpna, H.23)












A Taste Of Ra II (2006, Häpna, H.30)











Links:
Häpna

Monday, October 29, 2007

VV.AA. - Sudamericaelectronica


A retrospective on Latin American music production, ranging from electronic sound to experimentation to noise, realized with the support of the Experimenta Club Festival of Madrid and LIMb0 project.
An interesting artistic cooperation that promises significant evolutions in the future.

Label: Sudamericaelectronica
Cat. #: suda 003
Format: CD
Release date: 2007

Tracklisting:
01 - Jorge Haro - In>Side (02:28)
02 - Pablo Reche - Silice (05:16)
03 - Oe3 & Yaco - Vlv3 Ta (04:34)
04 - Brian Mackern - Convolution_Virus (Jorge Haro U_2003 Rmx) (05:40)
05 - 1605 Munro - Ambar (04:15)
06 - Faq - V3 (03:09)
07 - Fisternni (Aka Jorge Castro) - Girlbaseaustr (02:05)
08 - Andrés Y Ralf - Dirigibles Que Vuelan En Todas Las Directiones (07:41)
09 - Christian Galarreta - Al Son De Cerros Y Unos (01:48)
10 - Wilson Sukorski - Mecanica Popular (05:36)
11 - Cornucopia - Macondo (05:07)
12 - Felix Lazo - Dual (04:51)
13 - Juan Reyes - Fuxing (Extracto) (05:11)
14 - Manuel Rocha Iturbide - Agnus Dei (02:30)
15 - Rodrigo Sigal - Canon Papageno (06:06)

Links:
Jorge Haro
Pablo Reche
Oe3 & Yaco
Brian Mackern
1605 Munro
Faq
Fisternni (Aka Jorge Castro)
Andrés Y Ralf
Christian Galarreta
Wilson Sukorski
Cornucopia
Felix Lazo
Juan Reyes
Manuel Rocha Iturbide
Rodrigo Sigal
Sudamericaelectronica

Asmus Tietchens & Richard Chartier - Fabrication


In 1999 Microwave/Staalplaat published Richard Chartier’s “Post-Fabricated”, as a result of analog recordings started one year after.
In 2005 this work was re-constructed as “Re'Post'Postfabricated”, with new sounds created by artists like Alva Noto, Byetone, CoH, Frank Bretschneider, Freiband, Goem, Matmos, Sogar, Steve Roden, Taylor Deupree, Vend and, of course, Asmus Tietchens.
They received sound source files by Chartier, in order to manipulate them and create new works.
Now Die Stadt publishes these two CDs: the first is a collaboration between Chartier and Tietchens, based on original source material; the second is a Tietchens solo creation, from Post-Fabricated sounds.

Label: Die Stadt
Cat. #: DS99
Format: 2xCD
Release date: 2007

Tracklisting:
1-01 - Fabrication (51:24)
2-01 - Pre-Fabrication 1 (5:28)
2-02 - Pre-Fabrication 2 (2:57)
2-03 - Pre-Fabrication 3 (6:18)
2-04 - Pre-Fabrication 4 (4:28)
2-05 - Pre-Fabrication 5 (2:50)
2-06 - Pre-Fabrication 6 (3:30)
2-07 - Pre-Fabrication 7 (5:00)
2-08 - Pre-Fabrication 8 (3:42)
2-09 - Pre-Fabrication 9 (5:10)
2-10 - Pre-Fabrication 10 (4:21)
2-11 - Pre-Fabrication 11 (2:17)

Links:
Asmus Tietchens
Richard Chartier
Die Stadt

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Dan Kaufman - Force Of Light


from Tzadik website:

Dan Kaufman, the mastermind of the popular and eclectic band Barbez tackles Radical Jewish Culture with a brilliant interpretation of the life and work of enigmatic Jewish poet Paul Celan.
Born in Romania, Celan chose to write exclusively in German after losing his entire family to the Holocaust.
Combining words to create new compounds packed with imagery and meaning in an attempt to almost remake the German language, his poetry is now recognized as some of the greatest writing of the 20th century.
Kaufman responds to Celan with a sharp mind and a keen ear for harmony, lyricism and unusual sounds.

Personnel:
Barbez
Dan Kaufman: Electric Guitar, String Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar
Pamelia Kurstin: Theremin
Peter Lettre: Electric Guitar And Bass, Upright Bass
Danny Tunick: Vibraphone, Marimba
John Bollinger: Drums
Dan Coates: Electric Bass, Sampler
Peter Hess: Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Contralto Clarinet

Special Guests
Sarah Bernstein: Violin
Julia Kent: Cello
Catherine McRae: Violin
Fiona Templeton: Voice

Label: Tzadik
Cat. #: 8119
Format: CD
Release date: 2007

Tracklisting:
01 - Shibboleth (02:23)
02 - Force Of Light (05:10)
03 - Aspen Tree (07:52)
04 - Corner Of Time (06:45)
05 - Count The Almonds (06:59)
06 - The Black Forest (06:19)
07 - Conversation In The Mountains (14:32)
08 - Sky Beetle (05:51)

Links:
Tzadik

Francisco López - Wind [Patagonia]



from and/OAR website:

An immersion into the sonic matter from micro- and macro- environments dominated by wind in Patagonia.
A vast barren space shaped and inhabited by the ever-changing forces of unmuted plants, rocks, sand, snow, and ice.
An irregular broad-band environment of relentless strength and richness. And above all, a tour de force of profound listening.

Label: and/OAR
Cat. #: and/27
Format: CD
Release date: 2007

Tracklisting:
01 - Wind [Patagonia] (34:22)

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Previous releases:
  • Lysiosquilla Gaussia (1986, STI, STIK-7); Lysiosquilla / Gaussia (2014, Geräuschmanufaktur, )
  • Frio (1987, Tonspur Tapes, TT 34/35) (w/ Rafael Flores)
  • Aranas (1988, EGK, EGK014)
  • Crustoceanium (1989, Linea Alternativa, L.A.P. 24)
  • El Mundo Azul De Los Picnogonidos (1989, Nihilistic Recordings, NhR068)
  • Sample 3 (1989, Grabaciones Goticas, G.G. 18)
  • Fango De Euripteridos (1990, Hyades Arts/Alternate Media, --/--)
  • UAISCM 4: Tlaloc (1991, Toracic Tapes, --) (w/ Jorge Reyes)
  • Budapest / Sofia (1992, Bizarr Verlag, 4029)
  • O Parladoiro: The Long Awaited Vigo Town Concert (1992, Anomma, amm 003)
  • Azoic Zone (1993, Geometrik, gr-03)
  • Tonhaus (1993, Hyades Arts) (w/ Klaus Schuwerk)
  • Fragment 5 (1993, N D, FRAGMENT 5)
  • Qal'at Abd'al-Salam/O Parladoiro Desamortuxado (1995, Línea Alternativa)
  • Warszawa Restaurant (1995, Trente Oiseaux, TOC 951)
  • Belle Confusion 966 (1996, Trente Oiseaux, TOC 963)
  • Paris Hiss (1996, Banned Production, BP-81)
  • Untitled Single Piece 1 (1996, Drone Records, DR-22)
  • Untitled Single Piece 4 (1996, Povertech Industries, PAT 80)
  • Untitled Music For Geography (1997, Sedimental, sedcd024)
  • Addy En El País De Las Frutas Y Los Chunches (1997, N D, NDCD10)
  • Temizlemek (1998, Línea Alternativa, L.A.D.C. 3)
  • Belle Confusion 969 (1998, Sonoris, SON-05)
  • Untitled #74 (1998, Table Of The Elements, Tc 43)
  • La Selva (1998, V2_Archief, V228)
  • Untitled #90 (1999, Pre Feed, pfcd 001) (reissued in 2002 by [OHM] Records, 1.1 ohm)
  • Untitled #91 (1999, Edition . . ., edition iv)
  • Untitled (1981-1983) (1999, Staalplaat, STmCD 014)
  • Untitled (1998) (1999, Generator Sound Art, GSA-01)
  • Untitled 1993 (1999, Staalplaat, STCD 037)
  • Belle Confusion 0247 (2000, .Absolute. [Seattle], .a.[s] 001-00) (w/ Michael Northam)
  • Belle Confusion 00 (2000, .Absolute. [Seattle], .a.[s] 002-00) (w/ Amy Denio)
  • Untitled #89 (2000, OR, RELEASE 11)
  • Untitled #92 (2000, Mego, MEGO 034)
  • Nav (2000, .Absolute. [Osaka]/Allquestions, .a.[o] 004–01/AQ-02) (w/ John Duncan)
  • Untitled #104 (2000, Alien8 Recordings, ALIENCD 020)
  • Untitled (2000) (2000, Ignis, DI 009)
  • Untitled Single Piece 2 (2000, Klanggalerie, gg15)
  • Whint (2000, .Absolute. [London], .a.[l] 003-01) (w/ Zbigniew Karkowski)
  • Untitled #116 (2001, Diskono)
  • Knowing When To Not Know (2001, Antifrost, afro 2009) (w/ Joe Colley)
  • Buildings [New York] (2001, V2_Archief, V232)
  • Untitled (1999) (2001, Subsound Records, SS001)
  • Untitled Single Piece 5 (2002, 90% Wasser, wvinyl 001)
  • Untitled #91 (2002, Edition . . ., edition iv.v) (w/ Jorge Simonet)
  • Le Chemin Du Paradis (2002, Fario, farioCD05) (w/ Steve Roden)
  • Untitled #115 (2002, Edition . . ., edition ix)
  • Untitled #123 (2002, Alien8 Recordings, ALIENCD 031)
  • Addy En El País De Las Frutas Y Los Chunches (2003, Alien8 Recordings, ALIENCD 035)
  • Live In ’s-Hertogenbosch (2003, Bottrop-Boy, B-BOY 012)
  • Turnoff (2003, Noise Asia, NAIM16CD) (w/ Zbigniew Karkowski)
  • Untitled #74 (2003, Authorised Version, AV009) (reissue of Tc 43)
  • Wasps (2003, Longbox Recordings, LBT030)
  • A Szellem Alma (2004, .Absolute. [Koblenz], .a.[k] 005-04) (w/ Marc Behrens)
  • Untitled #119 (2004, Lapilli Recordings, lapcd1)
  • Untitled #150 (2004, Antifrost, afro 2022)
  • Live In Montréal (2005, Alien8 Recordings, ALIENCD 054)
  • Live In San Francisco (2005, 23five, 23five 007)
  • Mavje (2005, Nexsound, ns10) (w/ Andrey Kiritchenko)
  • Solid State Flesh / Solid State Sex (2005, Low Impedance Recordings, LoZ 04) (w/ Scott Arford)
  • A Sudden Pest Of Droning Pseudoinsects (2006, Eozoön Editions, --)
  • Drowning / Untitled #185 (2006, Crippled Intellect Productions, CIP018) (w/ Michael Gendreau)
  • El Dia Anterior A La Emergencia De Los Adultos De Magicicada (2006, Purple Soil, pulse three: one)
  • Hysechasterion (2006, Antifrost, afro 2037) (w/ Ilios)
  • Split (2006, Somnimage, --) (w/ Mykel Boyd)
  • Untitled #164 (2006, Unsounds, 12U)
  • Absolute Noise Ensemble (2006, Blossoming Noise, BN012CD)
  • Buzzin' Fly / Dormant Spores (2006, Black Rose Recordings/Lapilli Recordings, BRCD 06-1008/lapcd3) (w/ Z'EV)
  • Untitled #180 (2006, Alien8 Recordings, ALIENCD 064)
  • Untitled (2005) (2006, Anoema Recordings, NOCD 030)
  • Lopez Island (2007, Elevator Bath, eeaoa011)
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Subsequent releases
  • Live In Auckland (2008, Monotype Records, mono017)
  • Untitled #188 (2008, CONV, CNVCD001)
  • Conops (2008, GD Stereo, GD020)
  • Untitled (2006 - 2007) (2008, Monochrome Vision, mv25)
  • Technocalyps (2008, Alien 8, ALIEN 077CD)
  • TDDM (2008, Sonoris, sns-05) (w/ Michael Gendreau)
  • Nowhere: Short Pieces 1983 To 2003 (2008, Blossoming Noise, BN039LIM)
  • HB (2009, Baskaru, karu:13) (w/ Lawrence English)
  • Through The Looking-Glass (2009, Kairos, 0012872KAI)
  • Brombron 14: In De Blaauwe Hand (2009, Korm Plastics, KP 3033) (w/ Richard Francis)
  • Untitled #228 (2009, ini.itu, #0903)
  • Machines (2010, Elevator Bath, eeaoa030)
  • Amarok (2010, Glacial Movements Records, GM007)
  • IC (2010, Aural Terrains, TRRN0411) (w/ Tomas Phillips)
  • Live In Frankfurt (2010, Radical Matters, RMLEMSS002)
  • Köllt / Kulu (2010, Störung, str007)
  • Untitled #216 (2010, Komplott, maginot 09)
  • Untitled #271 (2010, Kaon, oc10)
  • Untitled #244 (2011, Sub Rosa, SR304)
  • KRMN (2011, Important Records, imprec322) (w/ Maurizio Bianchi)
  • Fango De Euriptéridos (2011, Agxivatein, #5)
  • Concert For 300 Magnetic Tapes (2011, The Tapeworm, TTW#30) (w/ Zan Hoffman)
  • Quartet For The End Of Space (2011, Pogus Records, Pogus 21059-2) (w/ Pauline Oliveros, Doug Van Nort, Jonas Braasch)
  • Hypogeion (2011, Mantricum, 022)
  • Split (2011, Mantricum, 023) (w/Carlos Villena)
  • Elektra Bidasoa (2011, Ferns Recordings, stem_02) (w/ Xabier Erkizia)
  • Francisco López With GX Jupitter-Larsen (2011, Phage Tapes, PT:167) (w/ GX Jupitter-Larsen)
  • Untitled #272 [Antarctica Variations] (2011, Somnimage, --)
  • Untitled #205 (2011, Auf Abwegen, aatp31)
  • Titans (2011, Gradual Hate Records, GH 112CD) (w/ Novi_sad)
  • Untitled (2009) (2011, Baskaru, karu:20)
  • Untitled Single Piece 3 (2011, Buh Records, BR37)
  • Untitled #275 (2011, Unsounds, 26U)
  • Untitled #284 (2012, Crónica, Crónica 066~2012)
  • Untitled (2010) (2012, Alone At Last, AAL[1])
  • Heitsi-Eibib-Rec (2013, Yugen Art, Yugen Archives #5)   
  • Lith (2013, Sub Rosa, SR368) (w/ Aernoudt Jacobs)
  • With/In (2013, Silentes Minimal Editions, sme1360) (w/ Valentina Lacmanović) 
  • Erm (2013, Fratto 9, ) (w/ Luca Sigurtà) 
  • Presque Tout (Quiet Pieces: 1993-2013) (2014, Line, LINE_065) 
  • Jaaljth (2014, Geräuschmanufaktur, GM # 08) (w/ Michael Esposito) 
  • Hyper-Rainforest: The Epoché Collection, Vol. 1 (2014, Nowhere Worldwide, )
  • Yanayacu: The Epoché Collection, Vol. 2 (2014, Nowhere Worldwide, )
  • Untitled #290 (2014, SaD, DQC-1241/SADCD-003)
  • Obatalá - Ibofanga: The Epoché Collection, Vol. 3 (2014, Nowhere Worldwide, ) 
  • Udhv Gibel (2014, Bowindo, BW15) (w/ Domenico Sciajno) 
  • Untitled #300 (2015, Taiga Records, TAIGA 30) 
  • Anima Ardens (2016, Sub Rosa, SR425)
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Tracks appear on:
  • RLW - Tulpas (1997, Selektion, SCD 024) track: Untitled Piece
  • VV.AA. - The Architecture Of The Incidental (1999, GD Stereo, GD014) track: Untitled #87
  • VV.AA. - Lowercase-Sound 2002 (2002, Bremsstrahlung, blung 002) track: Untitled #118
  • VV.AA. - Void / Full (2004, Antifrost, afro2019 / 2020) track: Untitled #142
  • VV.AA. - Airport Symphony (2007, Room40, EDRM417) track:Untitled #203
  • VV.AA. - Mandorla Autumn Soundscapes (2007, Mandorla Netlabel, MNL 010) track: Untitled #209
  • VV.AA. - Audible Geography (2008, Room40, EDRM416) track: Untitled #200
  • VV.AA. - Escaping From Color (Rapoon Recomposed & Remixed) (2008, Quasi Pop Records, QPOP CD045) track: Untitled #193
  • VV.AA. - Victoriaville Matière Sonore (2009, Victo, Victo cd 113) track: untitled #202
  • VV.AA. - The Year 25 / 25 Years Korm Plastics (2010, Korm Plastics, KP 2525) track: Untitled 237
  • VV.AA. - Qwartz 6 (2010, TRAD.D, ed.6) track: Through The Looking-Glass
  • VV.AA. - Lágrimas De Miedo 15 - Neumes Du Vent (2010, Fear Drop, LAGR 015) track: Untitled #240
  • VV.AA. - The Sound Ecology: Range (2011, Nitkie, patch two) track: Untitled # 247
  • VV.AA. - Dérives (2011, Universinternational, Ui-CD015)
  • VV.AA. - In The Bleak Wilderness Of Sleep (2011, Audio Gourmet Netlabel, AGCD05) track: Untitled #264
  • VV.AA. - Marées De Hauteurs Diverses (2011, Insubordinations, insubrwk02) track: untitled#279
  • VV.AA. - Escala 2.3 - Volume 2.3.1 Ice (2012, escala NetLabel / Sismógrafo Radio3, --) track: Untitled #291
  • VV.AA. - Signalvoid (2012, --, --) tracks: 1, 2, 3  
  • VV.AA. - Framework Seasonal - Issue #4 Spring 2013 (2013, Framework Radio, --) track: Untitled #293
  • VV.AA. - Siebzehn Bis ∞ (2015, Crónica, Crónica 096~2015) track: Untitled #324 
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Links:
Francisco López
and/OAR

Lasse Marhaug - The Great Silence


from Vital Weekly # 572:

The silence of Marcel Duchamp is over-rated, as Beuys once said, and John Cage found out there is no silence. So if there is no silence, why not go complete opposite?
That's what Lasse Marhaug may have had in mind when he recorded 'The Great Silence' one september day in 2003.
Armed with guitar, amps, pedals, microphones, noise electronix, etc (that presumably is not the laptop that he was armed with for some time after that, before going guitar again), he does 'a Merzbow' here.
Record a full album in one day of ear-splitting noise. Three long tracks that work like monochrome paintings - in black that is.
Mean, dirty and loud and Marhaug is like the son of Masami. Crafting a fine album, which leaves no room for any surprises, which are these days hard to find in the world of noise, but 'The Great Silence' is a sturdy, hefty mark on the scene.
(Frans de Waard)

Label: PACrec / Troniks
Cat. #: PACrec130 / TRO-260
Format: CD
Release date: 2007

Tracklisting:
01 - Back To Nature (14:47)
02 - The New Sound (29:03)
03 - The Great Silence (8:10)

Other releases:
  • New Forms Of Free Entertainment (1997, Jazzassin Records, JAZZ007) (w/ Aube)
  • Shining To Sea Sea (2002, Helicopter, H 14) (w/ John Wiese)
  • Frozen By Blizzard Winds (2002, Smalltown Supersound, STS 059) (w/ Kevin Drumm)
  • Carnival Of Souls (2005, Thisco, Thisk.24)
  • Into The Pandemonium (2007, Touch, TouchRadio 26) (see here)
Links:
Lasse Marhaug
PACrec /Troniks

Evan Parker - Hook, Drift & Shuffle


This set of improvisations was recorded at the Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels in the concert series directed by Godried-Willem Raes.
In addition to trombone George Lewis played a number of accessory and modifying devices. Most of which were amplified. Barry Guy used amplification and electronics to process the sound of the bass. Paul Lytton used cymbals, gongs, woodblocks and amplified percussion.
The sequence of tracks follows the sequence of performance. Previously issued on LP as Incus 45.

Personnel:
Evan Parker, tenor and soprano saxophones
George Lewis, trombone
Barry Guy, bass
Paul Lytton, percussion

Label: Psi / Emanem
Cat. #: psi 07.07
Format: CD
Release date: 2007

Tracklisting:
01 - Drift (34:22)
02 - Shuffle (09:58)
03 - Hook (06:13)

Links:
Evan Parker
Barry Guy
Paul Lytton
Psi / Emanem

Friday, October 26, 2007

Norbert Möslang - Header_Change


from Vital Weekly # 594:

Usually releases on Cut deal with improvised music of some acoustic kind in combination with electronics and/or computers. These two new releases however deal solely with computers, and it works in a good way and in a bad way.
To start with the latter. I have been a big fan of Voice Crack, of Möslang/Guhl and of the various solo releases by Möslang, but his 'Header_change' I don't like one bit.
It's titled after the 'practice of changing the values in the header code of a data file' and Möslang does something like that to stills of video artist Silvie Defraoui.
The audio files were pressed to vinyl and mixed live. To me it sounds like easy time stretched material which is put into a multi-track program and spiced with some delay and reverb. Unfortunately it sounds too much like the first experiments of someone who just downloaded some music software. I pass on this one.
(Frans de Waard)

Label: Cut
Cat. #: cut 024
Format: CD
Release date: 2007

Tracklisting:
01 - Untitled (08:27)
02 - Untitled (08:20)
03 - Untitled (05:05)
04 - Untitled (04:13)
05 - Untitled (03:18)
06 - Untitled (03:23)
07 - Untitled (05:44)

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Previous releases:

Deep Voices















(w/ Andy Guhl)

Label: FMP
Cat. #: FMP 0510
Format: LP
Release date: 1978
Notes: reissued on CD in 1995 (Urthona, 03)

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Knack On















(w/ Andy Guhl)

Label: Uhlklang
Cat. #: UK 1
Format: LP
Release date: 1983
Notes: reissued on CD in 2001 (Atavistic, UMS/ALP217CD)

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Lat_Nc















Label: For 4 Ears
Cat. #: CD 1549
Format: CD
Release date: 1999

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Capture















Label: Cut
Cat. #: cut 014
Format: CD
Release date: 2004

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boom_box














(w/ Günter Müller)

Label: Grob
Cat. #: GROB.649
Format: CD
Release date: 2004

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Wild_Suzuki















(w/ Günter Müller)

Label: For 4 Ears
Cat. #: CD 1760
Format: CD
Release date: 2006

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Signal To Noise Vol. 1















(w/ Jason Kahn, Günter Müller, Keiichiro Shibuya, Maria)

Label: For 4 Ears
Cat. #: CD 1763
Format: CD
Release date: 2006

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Signal To Noise Vol. 3















(w/ Jason Kahn, Günter Müller)

Label: For 4 Ears
Cat. #: CD 1865
Format: CD
Release date: 2007

(see here)

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Signal To Noise Vol. 4















(w/ Jason Kahn, Tomas Korber, Günter Müller, Christian Weber, Katsura Yamauchi)

Label: For 4 Ears
Cat. #: CD 1866
Format: CD
Release date: 2007

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Signal To Noise Vol. 5















(w/ Jason Kahn, Günter Müller, Aube)

Label: For 4 Ears
Cat. #: CD 1867
Format: CD
Release date: 2007

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Subsequent releases:

Einschlagskrater















Label: Meeuw Muzak
Cat. #: mm036
Format: 7", Vinyl
Release date: 2008

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Signal To Noise Vol. 6















(w/ Jason Kahn / Tomas Korber / Günter Müller / Hong Chulki / Ryu Hankil / Choi Joonyong / Bae Miryung / Jin Sangtae / Sato Yukie)

Label: For 4 Ears
Cat. #: CD 1968
Format: CD
Release date: 2008

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Links:
Norbert Möslang
Cut

Joe Gilmore - On Quasi-Convergence And Quiet Spaces


from Vital Weekly # 594:

Joe Gilmore, once a member of Powerbooks For Peace and founder of rand()% (automated internet radio), shows how these things should be done. The material is taken from solo computer improvisations from 2002-2004 (mostly as a by-product of group improvisation), but edited in 2007.
Of course it's hard to say what amount here is the raw improvisation and what portion is editing, but Gilmore does a fine job.
Things buzz, beep, crack and cut in the truest fashion of microsound and beyond - meaning: louder (sometimes even Mego like) - in quite hypnotic pieces of computer music. Loud and vicious at times, but also ambient and minimal in 'U+221E', the closing piece of the CD.
For those who love the lesser harsh noise on labels as Mego and Alku, this Joe Gilmore is something worth looking for, be it not entirely new, but a great work anyway.
(Frans de Waard)

Label: Cut
Cat. #: cut 023
Format: CD
Release date: 2007

Tracklisting:
01 - X-Null (11:05)
02 - Shunya (7:06)
03 - 1.0359 8247 9917 (0:57)
04 - Lambda (5:30)
05 - U+221E (19:26)

Other releases:


Jim Brouwer, Paul Emery, Joe Gilmore, Tom Knapp, Ed Martin, Alex Peverett - Poulenc (2007, Conv, CNV40)






Links:
Joe Gilmore
Cut

Sillage - Sillage


from Vital Weekly # 593

Both Seth Nehil and Brendan Murray have a vast catalogue behind their names of both solo works and collaborative ones.
Together they have worked since 2003, when they played a set together at the Intransitive festival and then later some more in New York. Much of what they did together is at the basis of this disc.
They have a strong interest in both field recordings and computer processings thereof. It's hard to tell from these eight pieces what is what, but it seems obvious that things work alongside eachother.
Especially Murray's work in this field is great (and much underrated). Controlled atmospheric electric charges, contact microphones scratching the surface and plug ins constantly rework what is on hand, and the result is a densely knitted field of work.
Perhaps obvious work in the field of microsound, phonography and such like, but this is a great recording, as far as I'm concerned.
(Frans de Waard)

Label: Sedimental
Cat. #: sedcd049
Format: CD
Release date: 2007

Tracklisting:
01 - Ebb/Cess (3:07)
02 - Runs Toward Needles (3:29)
03 - Clothes Tear (6:23)
04 - Underneath A Portrait (4:38)
05 - Wake Of Scent 1 (2:48)
06 - Wake Of Scent 2 (3:17)
07 - Feet Wrap Around Chair (9:59)
08 - Waving (9:11)

Brendan Murray's previous releases:


Resting Places (2005, Sedimental, sedcd039)














Wonders Never Cease (2006, Intransitive, INT027)











Seth Nehil's previous releases:



Stria (2002, Erewhon, CDWhON008) (w/ JGrzinich)













Confluence (2003, Intransitive, INT022) (w/ JGrzinich)













Sunder, Unite (2003, Sedimental, sedcd034) (w/ Olivia Block)













Gyre (2006, Cut, cut 018) (w/ JGrzinich)














Amnemonic Site (2007, Alluvial Recordings, A28)










Links:

Brendan Murray
Seth Nehil
Sedimental

Thursday, October 25, 2007

The Necks - Townsville



from ReR website:

The Necks in quiet mood recorded at a concert recording in Townsville, Thuringowa, Northern Queensland.
Though many Necks' pieces open with - or eventually arrive at - some discernable groove, Townsville just floats in a state of suspension from beginning to end. It's like watching the ocean as wave follows wave follows wave: each the same; each different; assymetric.
Bassist Lloyd Swanton who, on this occasion, provides the motif that set Townsville running says he had had no idea where it would lead: 'One of the deep joys for me' he said, 'after twenty years of making music with this group, is that we're still completely unable to predict where our pieces will go’.

Label: Fish Of Milk / ReR Megacorp
Cat. #: FOM 0013 / ReR NECKS8
Format: CD
Release date: 2007

Tracklisting:
01 - Townsville (53:41)

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Discography:
 
Sex
















Label: Spiral Scratch
Cat. #: 0002
Format: CD
Release date: 1989

Label: Fish Of Milk
Cat. #: FOM 0000
Format: CD
Release date: 1995
Notes: reissue

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Next
















Label: Spiral Scratch
Cat. #: 0004
Format: CD
Release date: 1990
















Label: Fish Of Milk
Cat. #: FOM 0001
Format: CD
Release date: 1995
Notes: reissue

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Aquatic
















Label: Fish Of Milk
Cat. #: FOM 0002
Format: CD
Release date: 1995

Label: Carpet Bomb
Cat. #: carp005
Format: CD
Release date: 1999
Notes: reissue

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Silent Night
















Label: Fish Of Milk
Cat. #: FOM 0004
Format: 2xCD
Release date: 1996

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Piano Bass Drums















Label: Fish Of Milk
Cat. #: FOM 0005
Format: CD
Release date: 1998

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The Boys (Music For The Feature Film)
















Label: Wild Sound/MDS
Cat. #: OST 008
Format: CD
Release date: 1998
















Label: Fish Of Milk / ReR Megacorp
Cat. #: FOM 0010 / ReR NECKS4
Format: CD
Release date: 2004

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Hanging Gardens
















Label: Fish Of Milk / ReR Megacorp
Cat. #: FOM 0006 / ReR NECKS1
Format: CD
Release date: 1999

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Aether
















Label: Fish Of Milk / ReR Megacorp
Cat. #: FOM 0007 / ReR NECKS2
Format: CD
Release date: 2001

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Athenaeum, Homebush, Quay & Raab
















Label: Fish Of Milk
Cat. #: FOM 0008
Format: 4xCD
Release date: 2002

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Drive By
















Label: Fish Of Milk / ReR Megacorp
Cat. #: FOM 0009 / ReR NECKS3
Format: CD
Release date: 2003

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Photosynthetic
















Label: Long Arms Records
Cat. #: CDLA 03053
Format: CD
Release date: 2003

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Mosquito / See Through















Label: Fish Of Milk / ReR Megacorp
Cat. #: FOM 0011 / ReR NECKS5/6
Format: 2xCD
Release date: 2003

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Chemist














Label: Fish Of Milk / ReR Megacorp
Cat. #: FOM 0012 / ReR NECKS7
Format: CD
Release date: 2006

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Townsville














Label: Fish Of Milk / ReR Megacorp
Cat. #: FOM 0013 / ReR NECKS8
Format: CD
Release date: 2007

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Silverwater
















Label: Fish Of Milk / ReR Megacorp
Cat. #: FOM 0014 / ReR NECKS9
Format: CD
Release date: 2009

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Live At ISSUE Project Room

Label: ISSUE Project Room
Cat. #: --
Format: File, Mp3, VBR
Release date: 02/2010



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Live At WFMU On Brian Turner's Show 2/10/2009

Label: WFMU
Cat. #: --
Format: File, Mp3, 256k
Release date: 02/2010



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Live @ ISSUE (1/28/2010)

Label: ISSUE Project Room
Cat. #: --
Format: File, Mp3, 256k
Release date: 03/2010



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Mindset
















Label: ReR Megacorp
Cat. #: ReR NECKS10
Format: CD
Release date: 2011

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Open

















Label: Fish Of Milk
Cat. #: FOM 0016
Format: CD
Release date: 09/2013

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Vertigo

















Label: Fish Of Milk / ReR Megacorp
Cat. #: FOM 0017 / ReR NECKS11
Format: CD
Release date: 09/2015

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Unfold

















Label: Editions Mego (Ideologic Organ)
Cat. #: SOMA025
Format: 2xLP
Release date: 01/2017

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Links:
The Necks