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Quatre Têtes – Figuren

Quatre Têtes – Figuren

[stream]http://modisti.org/releases/2009/5724.mp3[/stream] I won’t bore you with another story of my tough day tonight. You know how it goes by now… Just tomorrow to get through and then I have four days off, three of which will be spent at the Unnamed Music festival in London and Leeds. Sorry if I keep mentioning the festival, but it deserves my support and yours. Say hi if you come along. To... Read More »

cottrell/findlay/hunter

cottrell/findlay/hunter

[stream]http://modisti.org/releases/2009/5720.mp3[/stream] A brand new double-release from Concrete Moniker available now A delicious double-dose of immersive soundscape, intimate improvisation and a constant counterpoint of clicks and scrapes, drones and harmonics. Four new original free improv recordings from three of Manchesters finest free-sound improvisers, plus a complimentary set of incredi... Read More »

Jeff Gburek : Remote Provinces

Jeff Gburek : Remote Provinces

This CD “remote provinces“, composed of materials recorded in Germany, Belgium, and Poland, mixed in with my own prepared guitar and signal processors, requires with each listening a process of interpretation. They are not documentaries nor are they pure: I cannot imagine as a naturalist that one edits out impurity. I cannot imagine that as critic of naturalism one edits out impurities... Read More »

Tullis Rennie : BCN_ep

Tullis Rennie : BCN_ep

[stream]http://www.concretemoniker.co.uk/music/tullis/DidYouEven_exc.mp3[/stream] with SST, Ewey and Bella Ford New collaborations and new surroundings have broadened the sound-scope of Concrete Moniker’s resident abstract electronocist. Recording sessions with three astounding vocalists plus an ongoing Spanish hiatus have resulted in a brand new E.P. which strays in new, unexpected directio... Read More »

Birgit Ulher / Heiner Metzger : Blinzeln

Birgit Ulher / Heiner Metzger : Blinzeln

One is, as always, attempting to deconstruct the normal sounds of a trumpet; the other works on something called “soundtable”, which says everything and nothing, given that the noises that he conjures up range from bowed wood and metal to zing ’n’ sting sharpness and close-microphone scrubbing and scratching of (maybe) sandpaper, or plain paper, or (insert your object here). The combinatio... Read More »

[ch`os] – Flex Frame

[ch`os] – Flex Frame

This piece comprises 7 tracks with heavily processed digital signals from prerecorded analog sound sources. Sound and space meet in a musical offering most suitable for demanding listeners. Themes evoked range from experiments in communication,indeterminate operations and the aesthetic value of randomness. Also present are the ideas of interference of the listener’s expectation, disturbances... Read More »

ATMEN IM ATOM – ATOM HEART NOISE III

ATMEN IM ATOM – ATOM HEART NOISE III

[stream]http://modisti.org/releases/2009/5697.mp3[/stream] The art work for this is an A4 photocopied sheet wrapped around a CDR. If you folded the sheet so as to insert it in a jewel case then the cover would be the wrong way around. Doris Boeker gets the credit for this, the text also has the caution that the CDr contains extreme Frequencies and unexpected Dynamic Processes. Well it (Track 1) st... Read More »

Guillaume Viltard – Running Away

Guillaume Viltard – Running Away

contrebasse solo I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope For hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love For love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith But the faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting. (…) For us there is only the trying. The rest is not our business. T.S. Eliot — Four Quartets Guillaume Viltard est né en 1975 en C... Read More »

V/A : FEEDING THE TRANSMITTER

V/A : FEEDING THE TRANSMITTER

[stream]http://modisti.org/releases/2009/5684.mp3[/stream] While listening to music I try to avoid doing too many other things, but then I am not looking at the cover all the time. So it happened that I was listening to this compilation while eating and thinking at one point: all the time this is playing this has been nice electronic music. Lots of crackling, micro techno ambient glitch or whateve... Read More »

Tension Co. : Vacaciones Intrauterinas

Tension Co. : Vacaciones Intrauterinas

Dúo electrónico afincado en Sevilla, compuesto por Miriam Blanch y José Ma Pérez-Flor. Sus métodos compositivos son siempre digitales, aunque la mayoría de las veces parten de fuentes sonoras externas, como grabaciones de campo de muy diversa procedencia. La música de Tension Co., en clave de cold noise con ciertos regustos psicodélicos de la vieja escuela industrial, es oscura y de intens... Read More »

João Lucas : abstract mechanics

João Lucas : abstract mechanics

[stream]http://modisti.org/releases/2009/5674.mp3[/stream] The choreography “It was a very abstract thing” arose from the will to challenge the strange world of abstraction – whatever that may be, or whatever it is we may want to abstract – restraining the drive of wanting to say something, in order to plunge into an expressive abnegation of sorts. Building on the assumption that movement ... Read More »

simon whetham : ratcha anachak thai

simon whetham : ratcha anachak thai

.a rushed visit to Thailand to visit friends while they live in Bangkok led me to visit a small Mon village on the River Kwai, where some of the dwellings are built on metal pontoons which float on the river. The constant movement is both lulling and unsettling. I also spent some time on the remote island of Ko Kradan, off the South West coast of the mainland, which is still recovering from damage... Read More »

TOMASZ BEDNARCZYK : LET’S MAKE BETTER MISTAKES TOMORROW

TOMASZ BEDNARCZYK : LET’S MAKE BETTER MISTAKES TOMORROW

This is the third album by Tomasz Bednarczyk, following ‘Summer Feelings’ (see Vital Weekly 563) and ‘Painting Sky Together’ (see Vital Weekly 664) and still the piano, but also the guitar are his main chooses of instruments to process. Play and process, play and process. The feeling that I already had with ‘Painting Sky Together’ is the same feeling I have here... Read More »

Maria Grigoryeva : Transfer to Unknown

Maria Grigoryeva : Transfer to Unknown

(ca279) (June 24, 2009) ….the destination is vague…. this transfer makes you walk a thousand kilometers’ long way… you go through thousand tunnels of your own thoughts and ideas…most of which are lost on the halfway, the rest keep following you for the rest of your life.. life is the endless transfer .. from one point to another one …. through one state to another … cast by vario... Read More »

Matt Shoemaker :  Erosion of the Analogous Eye

Matt Shoemaker : Erosion of the Analogous Eye

The Helen Scarsdale Agency continues their ongoing excellence with their release “Erosion of the Analogous Eye,” by Matt Shoemaker. With past titles including artists such as Omit, BJ Nilsen, Stilluppsteypa et al, Scarsdale is a label that can be counted on for consistency and taste. Nothing changes that track record here with their release of Shoemaker’s latest. Again, drone seems to be a d... Read More »

Schindler / Holzbauer / Lillmeyer : rot

Schindler / Holzbauer / Lillmeyer : rot

UDO SCHINDLER, free player of the soprano saxophone and bass clarinet in Wörthsee (Upper Bavaria) – joined here by Munich cellist MARGARITA HOLZBAUER and the Munich incomer, guitarist HARALD LILLMEYER, both of them crossover daredevils firm in the depths of newest and still nameless music – doesn’t let himself be stopped by anyone when his city lights have turned red: ROT (cs151... Read More »

richard chartier : untitled (angle.1)

richard chartier : untitled (angle.1)

[stream]http://www.nonvisualobjects.com/label/NVO_018/richard%20chartier_untitled_angle1_excerpt.MP3[/stream] Untitled (angle.1) is a stereo composition based on the eight-channel installation Untitled. First exhibited February 11 – March 13, 2009 at the Art Gallery of the University of Maryland (USA), Untitled is the unique first collaborative project between visual artist Linn Meyers and sound... Read More »

Dave and Ardai : Recovery Room

Dave and Ardai : Recovery Room

Longtime collaborators David Fodel (Denver, US) and Ardai (Seattle, US) recorded this five-stage suite in a single day, captured live to disc with minimal edits to the final product on display. Analog ambience and digital calm are the two key factors here, but there are occasional moments of discord within these majestic meditations. With sonorities suggesting a journey on land if not also over se... Read More »

Giampaolo Verga :  Fadensonnen

Giampaolo Verga : Fadensonnen

Giampaolo Verga – an Italian composer who is also actively involved in the encouragement of artistic creativity during the recovery processes of psychically disadvantaged persons – seems to be genuinely aware of the value of silence. With violin, voice and electronics he reveals what his mind is made of, meditating with semi-closed eyes at the farthest fringes of audibility, utilizing indi... Read More »

STONED ON GOLD : GOT-GET HOT-HEAD

STONED ON GOLD : GOT-GET HOT-HEAD

[stream]http://modisti.org/releases/2009/5628.mp3[/stream] collection of spatial experimentations using minimal drone and vocal re-renderings. extraterrestrial campfire field recordings. TRACKLISTING: 1. bop 2. ant tunnel war-fare 3. silver maria 4. too thick a smog to see clearly 5. stone flowers did talking 6. puddle puddle 7. seven four rain 8. dark lull 9. how kind, a crown 10. bypassers 11. a... Read More »

Dropout

Dropout

[stream]http://top-40.org/top_2009/top05_Dropout/Dropout.mp3[/stream] The essential nature of music itself, beautifully prepared and arranged as a piece of sublime and subtle ambient. Tremendous aural experience, leading to the realm of inconscient and dim acoustic recollections and perceptions. ? Download Downloaded times. report broken link If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to th... Read More »

Carl Maguire Floriculture : Sided Silver Solid

Carl Maguire Floriculture : Sided Silver Solid

Sided Silver Solid is keyboardist/composer Carl Maguire’s Firehouse 12 debut and the second release from his longstanding band, Floriculture, which has performed his sophisticated compositions around New York since 2001. It is also the first recording to feature the band’s expanded line-up featuring new music violist Stephanie Griffin and veteran multi-instrumentalist Oscar Noriega. Cr... Read More »

Thanos Chrysakis, James O’ Sullivan, Dario Bernal-Villegas, Oli Mayne, Jerry Wigens : Instant-Cascade-Distant

Thanos Chrysakis, James O’ Sullivan, Dario Bernal-Villegas, Oli Mayne, Jerry Wigens : Instant-Cascade-Distant

The continuous presence of the guitar creates the main axis for these improvisations that happened between 2007-2008. Different sound sources, from electronic sounds to the clarinet, and prepared piano interchange roles, swarm around and together with the guitar creating sonic and harmonic fields that oscillate between the spectral and the gestural. 2047 If you enjoyed this post, make sure you sub... Read More »

C.McFall & B.Fleury-Steiner – the dirty and the clean

C.McFall & B.Fleury-Steiner – the dirty and the clean

my work is a process of combining field recordings made on a dreary Sunday morning in the poorest sections of inner city Wilmington, Delaware–essentially these recordings were of empty spaces of wind moving through tight graffiti covered alley ways and rows of government housing located on the outer fringe of the city–the recordings primarily consist of a sudden clatter of debris, stra... Read More »

Guionnet / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Murayama : Noite

Guionnet / Rodrigues / Rodrigues / Murayama : Noite

Bizarrely, it seems that improvising in presence of metropolitan-tinged sonic circumstances can cause factors such as mental strain and edginess to be taken out of the equation, perhaps due to a strange counter-reaction: the noise of a neighbouring street, which ideally should not correspond to a practical background for playing, regularly inspires introspective examinations of space and shapes to... Read More »

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