Modal. What does it mean? Modal could be Jazz, but there’s also a Modal Logic, and there are Modal Verbs of course. But listening to the new release by Substak for Adeptlabel I actually think in Modal Fabric.
Modal is an artificial fiber. It is true that we tend to identify the artificial as something unnatural, false, but “artificial” form Latin artificiālis, which means hand-made or man-made. Art is artificial. Modal is artificial.
It’s usual to think that by means of textile fibers we could produce textile fabrics. But truth is that we could manufacture non-woven fabric. The key is how to weave the fiber. In textiles, fiber are weaved, sewed, tied; in non-woven fabric, fibers are related by means of friction, cohesion, adhesion, etc…
Modal fiber can be used to form part of woven or non-woven materials. Something similar happens with sounds. They can produce music or non-music in their mixing process. There’re rhythms and melodies in “Modal” obviously but what it’s crucially important is how the sonic fibers are fused together until reaching the bottom line.
So Modal is a non-woven musical fabric. It is a sound sheet of porous and absorbent rhythms stuck on with elastic melodies. That is the reason why Modal is highly accurate sonic fibers.
#43. Die Sendung danach. Post-Douglas-Adams, post-42,… SIe geht einen Schritt nach vorn, um dann drei Schritte zur Seite zu machen. Mal ruhig, mal betont repetitiv und laut, mal verwurmt melodisch, mal brummend und röchelnd… Viel Spaß!
all manifestations fuelled by spaceaser between Jan-Apr ’14
tracks 1,2,3,5,6 & 7 originally for WeeklyBeats project.
track 8 originally released on parsley collabs’ first complation ‘wiki random article’ (parsleycollabs.bandcamp.com/album/wiki-random-article)
track 1 based on aspects of The Flaming Lip’s ‘It’s Summertime’
track 3 based on aspects of ‘St. James Infirmary Blues’
~samples~ 1. birdsong, pipesmoker6. eliclassworld’sbestrapper7. dizzeerascal8. 2000ADTvAd
~various samples of acoustic and electronic percussion taken from various sources and used throughout ‘Tangelo’
01 – Incubo Sull’Improvviso Della Notte 4:00
02 – Riflessi Come Di Neve Sul Soffitto 3:03
03 – Different Days 3:56
04 – Hardsichorp 3:48
05 – Come Quando Fuori Piove 3:24
06 – 3oring 2:14
07 – Eppur Si Muore 3:20
08 – Il Lupo È Una Metafora Del Gabber 2:20
Gespräch: „You can be the Ewiger Jew“ mit Caspar Battegay (Zentrum für Jüdische Studien der Universität Basel) und Daniel Kahn (Musiker USA/Berlin) 29. März 2014, 19.30 Uhr Kunsthaus Dresden (Rähnitzgasse 8, Dresden) Schon am kommenden Samstag gibt es im Kunsthaus Dresden eine spannende Musik/Gesprächsveranstaltung. Das Haus schreibt: »In Daniel Kahns Univer […]