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Marginal Reset : Psychoacoustic Evergreens

Marginal Reset : Psychoacoustic Evergreens

“The strong passion and extremely varied character of the pieces by ‘Marginal Reset’which at times borders on the chaotic, brings to mind the statement by the greatJohn Cage: ‘I believe that the use of noise to make music will continue and increase until we reach a music produced through the aid of electrical instruments that will make available for musical purposes any and... Read More »

Simon Whetham :  Lightyears

Simon Whetham : Lightyears

[stream]http://www.lensrecords.com/audio/clips/trec001/01.mp3[/stream] It kinda eludes me to see why Simon Whetham would want to copy 300 CDRs instead having it properly pressed. But of course: what do I know? ‘Lightyears’ is a piece commissioned by Kathryn Thomas for ‘Darkspace’, an exhibition by her. She asked Whetham to create a piece of music for it, and this CD only has a stereo versi... Read More »

ANTOINE CHESSEX / ARNAUD RIVIERE : SPLIT 7

ANTOINE CHESSEX / ARNAUD RIVIERE : SPLIT 7

My one- and only- criticism of this release is that it’s limited to only 300 copies. (though I get to keep my promo) The artwork is stunning – someone knows what they are doing! A coarse and beautiful silkscreen sleeve which could have been a woodcut, the disk itself clear, with ”clever” labels identifying the polish and pill sides respectively. You can check this out on the website (a... Read More »

Larmoyant : Live At Robot

Larmoyant : Live At Robot

[stream]http://modisti.org/releases/2009/6041.mp3[/stream] “Live At Robot” is the first release from Larmoyant since the LP “Push Here For Tiger” released in 2000! On this brand new EP you’ll find an improvised live recording from 2007 featuring guitars, tapes, theremin and various electronics. This track was recorded on August 18, 2007 in front of a small audience at... Read More »

Eventless Plot : ikon

Eventless Plot : ikon

[stream]http://www.grannyrecords.org/audio/02.harck back.mp3[/stream] Also from Greece are Eventless Plot, who released a split album with Good Luck Mr Gorky which was reviewed in Vital Weekly 618. Eventless Plot is a three piece group ‘using a variety of organs, analog sources, field recordings, as also electronics and processed sounds’, although elsewhere it is mentioned that they use clarin... Read More »

Denis Kolokol : Ily

Denis Kolokol : Ily

Denis Kolokol is a Ukrainian sound artist, composer and performer currently residing in Krakow, Poland. He used to be a key figure in the underground scene of Almaty, Kazakhstan, also run some really good zines. You can find out more about him at his MySpace profile. Ily is a new, brilliant release from Denis. Here’s what he writes about his inspirations and about this music: The river Ily ... Read More »

Vorwolf : Snake’s Eyes

Vorwolf : Snake’s Eyes

Its been a while since we last saw a release by Formed Records, who started out with a bunch of nice releases from the world of improvisation. Usually it involves some sort of electronics, but with Vorwolf the percussion is the central piece of equipment. Vorwolf is Micheal Vorfeld and Christian Wolfarth, who recorded in july, in a two day session, a bunch of improvisation, of which this is the ou... Read More »

Anton Mobin & Th-Th : A Hypnotic Versus Time

Anton Mobin & Th-Th : A Hypnotic Versus Time

Anton Mobin : Micros + Larsenophone Thomas Thiery (Th-Th): Laptop + modular patch Th-Th (Matohawk) and Anton Mobin, laud both a radical practice of the improvisation. They create an entity which grows rich of the contrast of the numeric treatments and synthesis of Th-Th and Anton Mobin’s analogical manipulations. These two approaches converge on a hypnotic and totally intuitive intensity. A ... Read More »

Werner Dafeldecker : Long dead machines I – IX

Werner Dafeldecker : Long dead machines I – IX

[stream]http://www.prestorecords.com/mp3/ldmtwo.mp3[/stream] This CD may last just under twenty-nine minutes, it something to play a few times in a row. Werner Dafeldecker’s music is not easy, and requires a few repeated listening before it gives away its beauty. You may know as an improvising music, the owner of Durian but here he plays solo. His first solo double bass release. No electronic pr... Read More »

Rodrigo Constanzo : Jew Point Owe

Rodrigo Constanzo : Jew Point Owe

[stream]http://www.concretemoniker.co.uk/music/JP0/Rod_TheOcean_edit.mp3[/stream] Jew Point Owe is the answer to the timeless question. That is, if the timeless question is “What do you get when you juxtapose (not so) simple folk songs with electronic dysfunction?”. Over a year in the making, Jew Point Owe began as a series of folk songs, each with a compositional twist, to serve as &#... Read More »

Vanessa Rossetto : Dogs In English Porcelain

Vanessa Rossetto : Dogs In English Porcelain

[stream]http://modisti.org/releases/2009/6004.mp3[/stream] I spent most of today working hard on Cathnor stuff, with ongoing work on sleeve designs taking up most of the time. It has been a productive day, a nice way to end a weeks holiday, and hopefully my positive mood will continue on and get me through the task of returning to work tomorrow. My listening today has been primarily to the music I... Read More »

EC : Hozka

EC : Hozka

01. – 05. pt. 1 06. – 10. pt. 2 Corta, pega y desenreda una abstracción geométrica asimétrica, tanteando el espacio y la claridad, y provocando al tiempo sin parar. (July 23, 2009) ? Download Cover Downloaded times. report broken link If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to the RSS feed!... Read More »

V/A : IN THE RHETORIC OF RUPTURE AND RE-APPROPRIATION

V/A : IN THE RHETORIC OF RUPTURE AND RE-APPROPRIATION

[stream]http://modisti.org/releases/2009/5993.mp3[/stream] Last week I was introduced to the music of Ennio Mazzon, and a day later this compilation was sent to me by the same Mazzon. I assume its to introduce this as a new label by him, as it bears catalogue number RPL 000. I recognize some names from the healthy CDR scene, such as Terje Paulsen, Musil and Tiziano Milani, but also new names as Pe... Read More »

Paradigm : “Textured Sound”

Paradigm : “Textured Sound”

[stream]http://modisti.org/releases/2009/5990.mp3[/stream] Paradigm invites you to submerse yourself in a world of minimalism, textures and nostalgia. It is our goal to inspire new ideas and awaken forgotten memories that might have lost their way during the mind’s evolution into adulthood. Interact. Enjoy. – Paradigm In the summer of 2001 Paradigm was formed as a basis for establishin... Read More »

Dallas Simpson : Braye Harbour

Dallas Simpson : Braye Harbour

[stream]http://modisti.org/releases/2009/5986.mp3[/stream] ‘Braye Harbour – Harbouring Desires of Transcendence is an environmental sound work recorded in the summer of 2000 on the island of Alderney in the Channel Islands. It is an experimental improvisation featuring found objects and surfaces at Braye Harbour about 7am in the morning. The objects used for sound improvisation are, abando... Read More »

richard garet :  l’avenir

richard garet : l’avenir

[stream]http://modisti.org/releases/2009/5978.mp3[/stream] On CDR we find Richard Garet, whom we know from his various releases for Con-V, Non Visual Objects and Winds Measure themselves. His music was received here with mildness: if you have never heard this, then you’ll love it, but otherwise it’s something that has been said and done before. This new work, ‘L’avenir’, which means ‘t... Read More »

radu malfatti :  wechseljahre einer hyäne

radu malfatti : wechseljahre einer hyäne

[stream]http://modisti.org/releases/2009/5973.mp3[/stream] Intersax is a saxophone quartet, lead by Ulrich Krieger (soprano) together with Martin Loser (alt), Tobias Rüger (bariton) and Reimar Volker (bariton). On September 19th 2003 they played a composed piece by Radu Malfatti, called ‘Wechseljahre Einer Hyane’, with ‘To Ulrich Krieger’ as its subtitle. In just under thirty minutes they... Read More »

U.S.O. PROJECT + SELFISH – INHARMONICITY (Dvd-Video)

U.S.O. PROJECT + SELFISH – INHARMONICITY (Dvd-Video)

Close click to see Video demo Silence and electro-acoustic noise are the main components in the three suites of experimental music by the Italian Unidentified Sound Object (aka U.S.O. Project). Packed in artwork depicting the charcoal remains of a post-apocalyptic city lies a one hour and one minute audio tour by Matteo Milani and Federico Placidi. Their shared passion in the collaborative strengt... Read More »

MC Maguire :  Trash of Civilizations

MC Maguire : Trash of Civilizations

[stream]http://modisti.org/releases/2009/5957.mp3[/stream] Back with more maximalist, over the top, genre-defying, electro-medleys, MC Maguire’s new aural behemoths are just in time for those addicted to serious, sensory overload. Unhinged from a classical/electro-acoustic trajectory, Maguire’s music has veered off into the ether of ethno/prog-alt rock/jazz/electronica. This po-mo hybr... Read More »

Kacheltisch 2

Kacheltisch 2

[stream]http://freedownloads.last.fm/download/327950326/1..mp3[/stream] new KACHELTISCH album ‘Kacheltisch 2’ released on Betong Tonträger KACHELTISCH from frankfurt, germany is taking no-input mixing board improvisations as a starting point to create something of a pulsating ambient-noise-elektro-house. disgarding the time-dependent development of the initial improvisations KACHELTIS... Read More »

V/A : canaries on the pole #2

V/A : canaries on the pole #2

The Canaries on the Pole #2 are Brussels-based Jacques Foschia (eb and bass clarinets), Christoph Irmer (violin), Georg Wissel (‘prepared’ saxes) and Mike Goyvaerts (percussion, etc.) Canaries show uncanny affect for surroundings, whether bandmembers or ambient neighborhood (hours sounding and carillon from church outside their open window on “In/Out”). Sonic variegation of instruments ass... Read More »

POTLATCH : Live at Fábrica

POTLATCH : Live at Fábrica

There is an English term that is becoming increasingly common when we talk about non-conformist and transgressive music: “leftfield”. The significance is plural, but the meanings converge to the same idea – literally, it means “coming from nothing”, in an abbreviation of the expression “out of left field”, but it is also taken as a play of words between “field” (territory) and ... Read More »

James Rushford & Joe Talia : Palisades

James Rushford & Joe Talia : Palisades

[stream]http://modisti.org/releases/2009/5936.mp3[/stream] From downunder, Melbourne to be precise are James Rushford and Joe Talia. Together they play prepared viola (Rushford) and spring tank, beatsink, cymbals, woodblock, floor tom (Talia). That I would have never guessed. The four pieces here are highly drone based and work extensively in the field of overtones. Lengthy sustaining music of lon... Read More »

1demidegt2 : Nihil obstat

1demidegt2 : Nihil obstat

Nihil obstat / 1demidegt2 /54’02 / 2009 obstacle(s) / obstination(s) Rien ne s’oppose. A toute tentative d’objet correspond dynamique posturale, inflexions, corps ponctués, langue arc-boutée, en ogive (clef de voûte). Tenir debout, mains droites, doigts songeurs, en rotations du souvenir et de l’attente. Hors nos organes de censure, jouer de l’entrave et du rebond.... Read More »

Richard Garet and Brendan Murray : OF DISTANCE

Richard Garet and Brendan Murray : OF DISTANCE

Unframed makes an auspicious debut with a quartet of experimental electronic and phonographic releases, with the two CD releases encased in distinctive letterpress-printed sleeves (with debossed and die-cut parts) and the two seven-inch records of short pieces and locked grooves presented as provocatively. The unusually-named Phantom Limb & Earth’s Hypnagogia combines the talents of Jai... Read More »

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