His work methodology focuses mainly on the capture, extraction,
editing and storage of audio samples from different sources.
Transforms, relentlessly, curtails, beheads and sews sound works
from different backgrounds and authors, providing the glue that comes from analog-digital instruments and audio processors and resulting in a “sound narration” split into parts.
His sound works do not drop below 20 minutes for just such narrative,
where there is a development from defined introduction to epilogue.
Detests the “digital finishing” of sound with a computer. For that reason dirty, gnawing and saturated sounds prevail (but without spoiling the record), thus achieving kind of a sound archeology.
His creative concepts pursues mysticism, the occult, time,
religions, the process that leads to contemplation,
the silence, the pause, the suspension, death and upstarts.
About mini-album: “Are two works from 2014 which were remixed to form a single track. In both works the main concept was the phenomenologies of the suspended, the aural and the paramelodics.” Jimmy Watt
This debut full-length release of original experimental electro acoustic music is perhaps best described by the very broad range of musical influences from which it draws. These vary from from old-school industrial to musique concrète and contemporary classical, from kosmische musik to minimalism and dada, from power electronics to any form of genuinely experimental music. This ultimately uplifting album explores a range of themes pertaining to human freedom in a postmodern world. Such themes include alienation, psychological repression, the existential vacuum, obsession, rage, absurdity, mourning, regret and the concept of self.
The music for Safe Place was initially written for accompanying a video project by Iztok Klančar. It evolved over time through cooperation with sharing different ideas, visions and video material. It was written and made to mimic the same lurking darkness that both artists, Lifecutter (Domen Učakar) and Iztok Klančar are familiar with through different relations to their own existence. It was written to intensify the murky atmosphere somewhere beneath and to give extra weight to images that convey the inner anxious conflict states. The images are clean, realistic, yet shot so that one would think that someone has staged the entire nature. It seems as if Klančar filmed imaginary moving paintings set to push the spectator into his inner hidden places.
Iztok Klančar’s words about Safe Place project:
»I retreat. I do that whenever external forces act on me. I create a mental space. There, I can play.
It is when you have a bad dream, a violent one. It is not the one when you are being chased into an abyss by all sorts of beasts. It is the one when you have to defend yourself, when you strike back and crush somebody’s scull. Or just shout back until there is no voice left in you, when your throat gets soar, when your tears are gone because you’re dry on the inside. Or just destroy things around you. And there is blood. Until you see only blood, only red.
At the moment, my core is so intense that I feel I might have a breakdown. I feel my nervous system is over capacity, burning, heating up. Again, I observe the world from within, from a hidden place, unaffected, not wanting to be affected. Darkness has always been lurking deep in my mind. This darkness inside me is merging with that of our current world.
I am at a threshold. The world seems to be ripping apart and shredding itself. And I simply try to be a neutral observer of it all.«
Here at Kahvi we’re exceptionally proud of our yearly compilation release – and here, finally, is the VA release for 2016! It’s been a mammoth undertaking, collecting tracks, compiling the release, mastering, creating the cover artwork but finally we can announce that “Fields’ is here!
This year, we have 40 of the best tracks from some familiar faces, along with many guest artists that submitted their tracks for inclusion. We’re especially proud to include a track from the legendary Richard Devine!
Some really amazing talent is out there with very little exposure, and the VA is our chance to redress the balance.
Fantastic cover artwork is created by our resident VA artist ‘Anto’ and mastering is by Mnemonic. Enjoy this years VA and Merry Christmas!
Even though they live on continents around the world from each other and have never even talked, Boson Spin (Stan Magendanz from Brisbane, Australia) and Glenn Sogge (Illinois, USA) have managed to forge a strong collaborative connection. With many dozens of tracks under their belts — ambient, experimental, dark ambient, and poetry-inspired challenges like the Naviar Records Haiku and Renku ones — they have developed a working relationship that fits like a glove even when it goes in unexpected directions.
“Thoughts Becoming (Other) Things” grew out of the beginning tracks from Boson Spin (a series titled “Thoughts Becoming Things’ that Sogge (without warning) then embellished. As the series continued, it became like a game of chess. Who was going to be surprised or challenged by the next file crossing the aether?
Isolated is the logical continuation of Static, the previous record that Plus Timbre release in 2015.
Isolated base remains in the idea of combining percussive sounds with dark drones. If for Static sounds were recorded in public spaces, in this new record all the sounds have been recorded in my own home, pens, knives, brushes, and any subceptible objet, beaten or rubbed over different surfaces, glass, wood, metal, sand in order to get a unique sound (avoiding the can add effects) this sounds combined with each other, were able to form a special feeling. Drones were created to finish adjusting topics. The result is an album that can be heard both environmental manner or in a deeper listening. The multiple sounds have been treated one by one, in EQ and volumes.
Juan Antonio Nieto : Ambient.. concrete, field recordings
Photo by Almudena Villar
«Третий альбом писался довольно долго. От него отсекались куски, которые в итоге перекочевали в анонсирующие ЕР “это нужно видеть” и “машина”. Титульные песни будут на “топорной работе”, остальные держались в секрете до последнего.
Как всегда, незримо участвовал Рома Белоусов, основатель проекта, которому в день выхода альбома, 26-го ноября, исполнилось бы ровно 40 лет. Следующий альбом будет содержать песни Р. Белоусова и совместные с А.Марабяном.»
Азат Марабян — тексты и музыка, гитара, ксилофон (4)
Валерия Марабян-Ларина — вокал (4, 10)
Евгений Литвинов — гитара, сведение и мастеринг
Михаил Климов — калимба (4)
Виктор “Мутант” Шевцов — продюсирование
Ольга Этманова — обложка