Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Stephan Mathieu - Radioland




Those who know Stephan Mathieu primarily remember him for the beautiful “The Sad Mac” dated 2004.
Afterward his creative path includes a collaboration with Janek Schaefer (“Hidden Name”), another with Akira Rabelais (“Quien Era Aquella”) and a live recording taken from a Portuguese performance of “Radioland”, which is now a studio work issued by Die Schachtel.
Stephan therefore returns to a solo recording: seven tracks, an unique design, shortwave radio signals submitted to real-time processing.
The result is a hypnotic repetition of these generated waves, producing a "wrapping around" effect seeped through a melodic vein.
So, a stream of whirling drones takes shape in “Raphael“, “Gabriel” and “Michael”, substantially similar except for slight variations of tones, each fading away, leaving place to the next piece.
The same happens for the subsequent three ones.
Emotional atmospheres which culminate in the last (and maybe the most impressive) “Prolog Im Himmel” where manipulations of a female voice are also added to complete the enchantment.

Label: Die Schachtel
Cat. #: DSA6
Format: CD
Release date: 2008
Notes: limited to 500 copies

Tracklisting:
01 - Raphael (10:04)
02 - Gabriel (10:02)
03 - Michael (10:08)
04 - Eine Promenade (05:06)
05 - Auf Der Gasse (05:03)
06 - Licht Und Finsternis Zum Auge (08:20)
07 - Prolog Im Himmel (07:05)

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Discography:
  • InvalidObject Series (In) (2000, Fällt, F.0014.0014)
  • Wurmloch Variationen (2000, Ritornell, RIT 016 CD)
  • Brombron 02: Heroin (2001, Staalplaat, brombron 02) (w/ Ekkehard Ehlers)
  • FrequencyLib (2001, Ritornell, RIT 023 CD/LP)
  • Sad Mac Studies (2001, En/Of, EN/OF 003)
  • [...] Version (2001, Bottrop-Boy, B-BOY 007)
  • Die Entdeckung Des Wetters (2002, Lucky Kitchen, LK 019)
  • Gigue, Live @ A-Muzik 19/20.07.00 (2002, Fällt, F.0018.0001)
  • The Sad Mac Live at Mutek 2002 (2002, term., term.04)
  • Heroin + Remixes (2003, Orthlorng Musork, ORTH 12) (w/ Ekkehard Ehlers)
  • Kapotte Muziek By Stephan Mathieu (2003, Korm Plastics, KP 3012)
  • Once (2003, En/Of, EN/OF 011)
  • Quality Hotel (2003, Mutek_Rec, MTK_CLB02) (w/ Radboud Mens, Janek Schaefer, Timeblind)
  • Reciprocess + / vs. Vol. 02 (2003, BiP_Hop, [BLEEP 22]) (w/ Douglas Benford)
  • On Tape (2004, Häpna, H.18)
  • Pieces Of Winter (2004, Sirr, sirr0019) (w/ John Hudak)
  • The Sad Mac (2004, Vectors/Headz, vector 4/HEADZ 33)
  • Hidden Name (2006, Crónica, Crónica 027~2006) (w/ Janek Schaefer)
  • Quien Era Aquella (2006, CONV, CNV R09) (w/ Akira Rabelais)
  • Radio One (2006, Touch, TouchRadio 15)
  • Radioland (2008, Die Schachtel, DSA6)
  • The Key To The Kingdom (2009, Dekorder, dekorder 028)
  • Transcriptions (2009, Spekk, KK019) (w/ Taylor Deupree)
  • On The Concept Of History (A Survey) (2009, Entschleunigung, #01)
  • Fifty Inner Spaces (For JG Ballard) / Girl (2009, Crónica, Crónica 047~2009) (w/ Janek Schaefer)
  • 10 Minutes (2009, Ash International, Ash 8.6)
  • A Static Place (2011, 12k, 12k1064)
  • Remain (2011, Line, LINE_047)
  • To Describe George Washington Bridge (2011, Dekorder, Dekorder 051)
  • Flags (2011, The Tapeworm, TTW#37)
  • Radioland (Panorámica) (2012, Line, LINE_055) (w/ Caro Mikalef)
  • Strings (2012, Crónica, Crónica 064~2012) (w/ David Maranha)
  • A Static Place (Vinyl) (2012, Minority Records, MIN 29)
  • Palimpsest (2012, Schwebung, ∫ I Æquinoktium MMXII) (w/ Sylvain Chauveau)
  • Coda (For WK) (2012, 12k, 12k2024)
  • Wandermüde (2012, Samadhisound, Sound-Flac-SS023) (w/ David Sylvian) 
  • Un Coeur Simple (2013, Baskaru, karu:24) 
  • The Falling Rocket (2013, Schwebung, ∫∂ V Primar-Æquinoktium MMXIII) (2013, Dekorder, Dekorder 067)
  • Sacred Ground (2014, Schwebung, ∫ VIII Æquinoktium MMXIV)
  • Nachtstücke (2015, Schwebung, ∫∂ VII HELIOSTÀSION MMXIV )
  • Before Nostromo (2015, Schwebung,∫∂ X ÆQUINOKTIUM MMXV)
  • Zauberberg (2016, Shelter Press, SP068) (w/ Kassel Jaeger, Akira Rabelais)
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    Appears on:
    • John Hudak - Room With Sky (2003, Spekk, KK: 003)
    • Tape - Operette (Opera Remixes) (2004, Cubicfabric, cubicf 03)
    • John Hudak - Sand Or Stars (2005, and/OAR, and/16)
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    Tracks appear on:
    • VV.AA. - Lowercase-Sound 2002 (2002, Bremsstrahlung, blung 002) track: Flake
    • VV.AA. - Mutek 02 (2002, Mutek_Rec, MTK02) [track: Orange (For Eva-Lucy)]
    • VV.AA. - Frequencies [Hz] (2003, Raster-Noton, ltd008) (track: Frequenzen)
    • VV.AA. - 60 Sound Artists Protest The War (2003, Atak, --) (track: Kartenhaus)
    • VV.AA. - On Paper (2003, Crónica, Crónica 005~2003) [track: Stilleben Mit Einem Mann, Der Musik Auf Einem Kamm Spielt (Für Walter Marchetti)]
    • VV.AA. - Spellewauerynsherde, Interpretations Various & Sundry (2005, TRANS>PARENT RADIATION, TRANS001) (track: Spelle)
    • VV.AA. - Essays On Radio: Can I Have 2 Minutes Of Your Time? (2005, Crónica, Crónica 020~2005) (track: Radiance)
    • VV.AA. - Small Melodies (2005, Spekk, KK: 005) [track: Small Melody (Für Richard)]
    • VV.AA. - The Post_Piano 2 Open Remix Project (2005, term., term.12) (track: Inside Piano)
    • VV.AA. - Eco E Narciso. Presenze Sonore (2006, Wire Magazine, issue 270) (track: Die Sonne Toent Nach Alter Weise (Excerpt From A Shortwave Radio Landscape)
    • VV.AA. - Airport Symphony (2007, Room40, EDRM417) (track: Lux-Scn) (here)
    • VV.AA. - Remakes Of Lara (2008, luv sound, luv019) track: Bresson, Robert
    • VV.AA. - Colorfield Variations (2009, Line, Line_038) track: Orange Was The Color Of Her Dress
    • VV.AA. - The Year 25 / 25 Years Korm Plastics (2010, Korm Plastics, KP 2525) track: Een Eenvoudig Hart
    • VV.AA. - Crónica L (2010, Crónica, Crónica 050~2010) track: The Heavens Have Many Colors (w/ Piotr Kurek)
    • [3/TAU] - Boris Hegenbart And 19 Artists - Instrumentarium (2012, Monotype Records, mono055) track: s anode m
    • tmymtur - 呼応 (2013, ENSL AMDC, en005) track: 05.09.2012/0 (Stephan Mathieu Remix)
    • VV.AA. - Something Special... (2013, The Tapeworm, TTW#60) track: Pauline
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    Links:
    Stephan Mathieu (website) (myspace)
    Die Schachtel

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