Mezzo : Ostracismo
Miguel Onofri lives in this Argentinian town called Mendoza,
population 876 000, not very far from Chile’s border and about 1000m
above the sea level, up in the mountain plateau. Pretty far away from
everything we know, it seems. Nonetheless, Miguel is an active part
of an artistic community of visual artists and musicians – Miguel is
also a video artist -, they put up shows and invite guest artists,
touring around some towns like Crdoba, and they even started their
own Netlabel, SincroWeb.
As a sound artist, Miguel is known as Mezzo, putting his laptop do
work on low frequency signals and white noise and drone-based minimal
electronica. Harsh stuff, and amazingly well done.
‘Ostracismo’, although being a very small release, inflicts variable
levels of damage to our ears. And it’s good.
‘Track #01′ is a small intro of low frequency clicks and cuts, Ryoji
Ikeda style, and is somewhat violent. It takes 59 seconds to go away,
‘though. ‘Track #02′, the longest track in this EP, starts with
machine errors, like an electrical generator going berserk, sending
SOS signals. Slowly, an underlying drone appears and takes control of
the track. The rest is up to you to discover.
‘Track #03′, another short piece, an interlude-type of thing, is of a
dissonant type of sound frequencies, a different kind of error,
easier on the ears but also very interesting to explore. ‘Track #04′
is a personal favorite. It’s an emotional drone, unfortunately too
small to enjoy to its fullness. ‘Track #05′ is made of another type
of interferences. You could almost visualize the wavefields of data
being put out. Again, too damn short to put us in a transe. Awesome
release. Now, can I have another 40 minutes of this, please? – Pedro
01? Track #01 [5'55'' ? 8,92Mb ? ABR 224]
02? Track #02 [5'30'' ? 9,52Mb ? ABR 224]
03? Track #03 [6'52'' ? 12,2Mb ? ABR 224]
04? Track #04 [7'08'' ? 12,3Mb ? ABR 224]
05? Track #05 [5'02'' ? 8,02Mb ? ABR 224]
? artwork [PDF-Zip ? 1,09Mb]
? all tracks + artwork [Zip ? 51,9Mb]
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C/O Pedro Leito
Rua Damio de Gis, 16 – 3 ESQ
1400-089 LX (Lisboa)
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