Sküge realized an old dream: to propose to his fellow musicians and artists he appreciates the work to remix a song from his album “Prospect Gambler” released late 2012 on the Belgian label Errance Records.
He therefore proposed a dozen people to tweak his tracks and 6 artists answer “present”: Baby Kruger, PierrotheMoon, Mesak, Awesomer, Digi G’Alessio & Ucture.
Linear Obsessiona lis delighted to present this unique new work by thecomposer and sound artist Iris Garrelfs-
“Bedroom Symphonies Bedroom Symphonies is an album of eight compositions made from voice practice sessions during a number of tours and residencies. So, imagine me sitting on a hotel bed, or friendâs sofa, laptop on the night table with a head microphone plugged straight into it and you wonât be too far from reality.
As the practice microphone wasnât exactly the best on the market and it was also used sans sound card, there is a certain raw feel to the sound. I have also tended to whack up the effects in places by way of compensation. That said I really like the way you can hear the materiality of the situation in the recordings, the quality of the equipment, my response to it, the occasional keyboard sound that creeps into a rhythm. The result is a rather curious, private set of pieces, performances entirely without an audience. Most pieces have somewhat mad stereo images – a fragmented counterpoint – best enjoyed with headphones.
Whilst the original recordings were made between 2005 and 2008, the album itself was created in 2014 from a series of shorter segments, without, however, any additional processing bar a few intros and endings. In the making I enjoyed internal references to Tracey Eminâs My Bed (1998), the infamous bedroom producer, and a gentle questioning of conceptions of liveness.
The booklet that comes with the download contains a selection of my photographs from the trips, and Brandon LaBelle has kindly contributed a text about my work, which you can find on page 33 of the brochure”
Iris Garrelfs, London, June 2014
01 – Discourse
02 – Golden Ghetto
03 – Descriptivist Perscriptivist
04 – Conversation
05 – Futurosity
06 – Disrupted
07 – The Message
08 – Fettine Panate
09 – The Universe Is Under No Obligation To Make Sense To You
Consciousness creates patterns from chaos. She orders the reality to live. My algorithms extract information from the noise of the radio and transform, create patterns, melodies, colorful figures… I model these structures by altering the code (livecoding), improvising a physical journey to consciousness.
If Kai Engel’s third album showed his abilities as a composer of cinematic soundtracks for historical films, then his new work gets us back to the neoclassical tone of sound, only with far greater versatility and skill. Once again you’ll hear lyrical melodies born in joys and sadnessess of love, inspired by a melancholy in the night, a light sorrow and urban romantics.