The latest in an ongoing series of monthly Noise music productions by Darmstadt’s sound-art project Phirnis, “Kontakte” was assembled in December 2011. The accompanying picture shows a hand-coloured photograph of Tokyo prostitutes possibly shot by Kusakabe Kimbei (1841-1934). Free high-quality download: http://phirnis.de/blog/uploads/Phirnis-Kontakte.mp3 Listen at Soundcloud: Kontakte by Phirnis
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Produced in October 2011, “Hot Zone” is probably the sparsest piece of noise music issued under the Phirnis moniker. From a purely musical standpoint it is mostly about the careful combination of different tones. Listen at Soundcloud: Hot Zone by Phirnis Free high-quality download: http://phirnis.de/blog/uploads/Phirnis-Hot-Zone.mp3
Arriving at a state of “nervous stasis” (as one listener put it most appropriately), “Rauschen” was recorded and produced in September 2011. The illustration is part of the well-known Hieronymus Bosch triptych, The Garden of Earthly Delights. Listen at Soundcloud: Rauschen by Phirnis Free high-quality download: http://phirnis.de/blog/uploads/Phirnis-Rauschen.mp3
Live improvisation recorded on July 2nd, 2011. Religious imagery is a topic referred to by many past musical creations released under the Phirnis monicker and “La CrÃ©ation du Monde” is yet another exploration of this long-running fascination of mine. The accompanying picture shows part of an exceptional postcard advertising the 1910 Universal Exposition at Brussels, [...]
Free high quality download (320kbps): http://phirnis.de/blog/uploads/Phirnis-Release.mp3 “Release” was recorded and produced in only one day in June 2011. Making for “quite a depressing and thought provoking” experience, as one dedicated listener appropriately pointed out, this track is an expression of some rather personal ideas of mine exemplified by the accompanying picture showing part of a [...]
Produced in 04/2011, this brand new piece of sound art is dedicated to the month of April. Free high quality download: April (320kbps MP3). Listen at Soundcloud: April by Phirnis The accompanying picture is part of an agricultural calendar from the fourth century AC found at Villa Fortunatus in Spain.
The latest in aquatic noise, “Meer” is yet another sound art recording by Phirnis dedicated to the waters. Free download: Meer (192kbps MP3) A couple of years ago I went to an exhibition showcasing the work of somewhat unfashionable French painter Bernard Buffet and while I did enjoy most of the art I encountered that [...]
Produced in January 2011, this recording was based on the idea of taking turns between relentless distortion and occasional glimpses of unsatisfactory short release. Free download: Maximum (320kbps MP3) Listen at Soundcloud: Maximum by Phirnis Featured alongside is a photograph of the Chernobyl Bell monument at Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. The image itself is in the public [...]
Within the time span of little more than one minute this is an exploration of both extreme Noise and some basic forms of rhythm harking back to a certain stylistic influence usually absent from this particular type of electronic music. Produced in December 2010 and officially endorsed by British label Catalogue of Wonders. Free download: [...]