Today we open new section called JAMS. Here We will publish audio albums of cut, selected and polished improvisation records. First release of real live experiments by 303 – trio of sound generators. The natural stream of sound vibrations taken from a meditative condition of the improvising shamans – musicians. This album flows like a river. A sound for travel on own consciousness.
Try as you like, it’s doubtful that you can avoid something along the lines of ‘noir’, ‘heaviness’, and in some cases ‘cyberpunk’ when describing this album. We probably can, though. ‘Paradigm Lost’ is uncertain, but not because this contrast between the almost industrial pressure and the usual kind of Engel’s melancholy isn’t organic, it is. And the album is betting on it. It defines its primary mood as uncertainty and confusion. This is a short but memorable road from the most gloomy to the most aspriring moments of Kai’s music.
Music by Kai Engel
Artwork by Лилейный
01. – A Neon Flesh
02. – Cutting To The Chase
03. – Tentative Steps
04. – Past The Lanterns
05. – The Burden Of Empathy
06. – Streets As Friends
07. – Comfort In A Bottle
08. – Transcending Heaven
09. – Junction
Horhos is a two-member ”band” from Hungary. Their music combines ambient, drone, folk and other elements (e.g. natural field recordings) into a unique sound. The band was formed in 2012, their first, untitled album was released in September 2014 via Bandcamp. The album received high publicity in Hungarian internet-based music press and was acclaimed by the critics and listeners. It works best with closed eyes and opened heart!
To be human is possible. In this context, a robot with a human appearance wants to become more manlike, to be part of society, acting in it. The problem arises when his artificial brain will not process some things. He does not understand the behavior, customs, values, decisions and reason of human decadence. Each one of the electronic components that comprise him were programmed to function as an ideal and perfect human being (according to the standard of humanly possible perfection), he understands humanity in this way.
In reality, in human society as such, he does not find anything like himself. The human being IS NOT what has been programmed into his database. The real human being is practically totally the opposite.
The artificial intelligence with which he is equipped permits him to make the best decisions, to continue as what he is, a robot with human appearance, an autonomous and perfect machine, far from humanity, declaring himself, NON-HUMAN.
The characteristic analog sound of Gozne returns, though this time it seems harder and colder, approaching the sound of EBM (electronic body music) and old-school electro. The voice, already roboticized, serious, strange, paraphrases its own language mixture of English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Mapudungun, not so unintelligible.
Perhaps because of the concept behind the album, 4 x 4 rhythms do not abound, although this does not separate it from the root of Gozne’s work, which carries a sound with experimental characteristics to the dance floor.
Gozne is my father and knowing his musical works since always, and surely because of my metal roots, this is the album that I like most.
Octavio Yáñez Salinas
(Quilpué, Chile, octubre 2014)