A libertine is one devoid of most moral restraints, which are seen as unnecessary or undesirable, especially one who ignores or even spurns accepted morals and forms of behaviour sanctified by the larger society. Libertines put value on physical pleasures, meaning those experienced through the senses. As a philosophy, libertinism gained new-found adherents in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, particularly in France and Great Britain. Notable among these were John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, and the Marquis de Sade.
The word “Libertine” was originally coined by John Calvin to negatively describe opponents of his policies in Geneva, Switzerland. This group, led by Ami Perrin, argued against Calvin’s “insistence that church discipline should be enforced uniformly against all members of Genevan society”. Perrin and his allies were elected to the town council in 1548, and “broadened their support base in Geneva by stirring up resentment among the older inhabitants against the increasing number of religious refugees who were fleeing France in even greater numbers”. By 1555, Calvinists were firmly in place on the Genevan town council, so the Libertines, led by Perrin, responded with an “attempted coup against the government and called for the massacre of the French. This was the last great political challenge Calvin had to face in Geneva”. Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand wrote that Joseph Bonaparte “sought only life’s pleasures and easy access to libertinism” while on the throne of Naples.
Wrieuw is thrilled to release a collection of loop music by the wonderful Akane Hosaka. After 4 albums of gleeful, quirky electronica Akane dives headlong into experimental territory whilst maintaining the sound that is uniquely hers, using a Korg MS-20 Mini and a loop pedal. Akane has regularly been posting the results of these experimentations to here soundcloud page, and she has kindly collected together an EP of these for Wriuew. To my mind in places it sounds like a lost soundtrack to an Oliver Postgate program, either way, experimental music doesn’t get cuter than this, bleeps, bloops and joyful melodies abound. Wrieuw loves releasing music it loves and we have been fans of Akane for a very long time, we hope you enjoy this collection as much as we do.
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
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