Dallas Simpson – A Short Journey of Silica

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Dallas Simpson

“A Short Journey of Silica”

This work explores a shift of perspective from my current work. By including of elements of personal vocal narrative, which were first explored in ‘abha’ (1995/6), this work emphasises the presence of the artist as an archetypical environmental occupant and participant, a principle that lies at the heart of my work. In the first movement improvised location performance, often a major feature of my work, is reduced to a mere, but significant fragment. In the 2nd and 3rd movements, there are further environmental observations from a personal perspective tracking a particular trajectory of silica usage through human activity.

1st Movement – Crucible.

Silica immersed in the crucible of natural forces. The sea as a dynamic, wave-active element, with the destructive forces of rolling, the breaking and grinding of flint and chert stone, wave motion stresses produce sand over millennia – the raw material containing silica from which glass is manufactured. The human presence has metaphoric as well as literal significance in the responsible and sustainable use and management of this and all our natural resources.

2nd Movement – The Milk Round.

Part 1 – The Dairy Crest Depot.. Preparation for delivery, organization, distribution. The constructive and organizational forces of industrial, metal, mechanical motor motion operate together with human activity where silica is integrated as recyclable packaging for a consumable product.

Part 2 – The Milk Round Delivery. Silica embedded as container vessel within human, animal and mineral, intrinsic and extrinsic elements. Human activity takes place within a context of a wider urban ecosystem, with allusions to the co-existence of animal and human social behaviour in conversation.

3rd Movement – The Glass Collection. (Contains very occasional strong language.)

Following usage and consumption, silica disposal now becomes a recycling process as part of local government policy in an urban social context.

Notes.

1st Movement – Recorded on location at Milford on Sea (17/11/16), 2nd Movement – Recorded at Dairy Crest, Nottingham (21/09/09), 3rd Movement – Recorded at Carlton, Nottingham (05/01/17).
The artist would like to thank Dairy Crest and operative Pete for permission to record on their premises and in the electric milk float. All recordings were made in a single take live on location and have been edited for this work using Cockos Reaper software.

Recorded in binaural stereo using custom in-ear binaural techniques. Microphones DPA4060, recorders Tascam DAP1 (2nd Movement), Sound Devices 744T (1st and 3rd Movements). Optimised for headphone listening.

dallas simpson, january, 2017

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Elsa Bergman + Óscar Santis – Errante

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Elsa Bergman + Óscar Santis

“Errante”

“Elsa Bergman (double bass) and Óscar Santis (Likembe, mixer, soundboxes, effects, computer), deliver us a generous recording of their first encounter as a duo of improvisers. The album, called Errante, was conceived in its fullness in the magical landscapes of Amereida.

The result is translated in a mixture of exquisite and varietal languages, distinguished by the hypnotic seduction corresponding to the interpretation of Elsa Bergman, who in accordance with her worldview manages to articulate a more onomatopoeic and percussive line as compared to Óscar Santis, the owner of a structured and ferrous sonic vocabulary.

These conversations, generated in an autopoietic state, deliver us soundscapes cemented with Nordic emulsions and the saline corrosion accumulated for decades in the territory of Ciudad Abierta (Open City).

The atmosphere that Errante offers us is divided in seven electrifying cuts, with “Autopista” being the most extensive track (12:05), which ends in magnificent fashion this exchange of musical expectations y concerns that pass through the fields of minimalist electronica and the indelible legacy of free-jazz.”

Sergio Miranda
(Valparaíso, Chile. Marzo / March, 2017)

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Wings of an Angel – Disgusted By The Monotonic Shortsighted Grayness Of Civilian Life

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Wings of an Angel

“Disgusted By The Monotonic Shortsighted Grayness Of Civilian Life”

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Wings of an Angel – Their Nature, Your Tongue

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Wings of an Angel

“Their Nature, Your Tongue”

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Browne/Thompson/Sanderson – Solitude, Reef and the Starry Veil

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Browne/Thompson/Sanderson

“Solitude, Reef and the Starry Veil”

For their second release the trio of Mark Browne (collected objects and saxophones), Daniel Thompson (acoustic guitar) and Richard Sanderson (melodeon and small instruments) continue their exploration of a particularly arcane form of free improvisation, creating music that varies from ritual-like percussive sound environments to microscopically intense interplay. Returning to the glorious acoustics of the Girl Guide hut in Aylesbury which produced their much praised first album, the trio dig deeper into their own utterly unique soundworld to create a music which is fascinating, recondite and very human.
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Far Rainbow – Somwhere Out There Was the Wave

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Far Rainbow

“Somwhere Out There Was the Wave”

Far Rainbow create vast neo-psychedelic slabs of gradually developing sound. “Somewhere Out There Was The Wave” is perhaps their darkest and purest release so far- a single expanding piece created from murky drones and loops and ominous percussion, the work has enormous dynamic control and intensity that sustains interest for its full duration.

“Somewhere Out There Was The Wave” was
improvised live to tape by Far Rainbow
(Emily Mary Barnett & Bobby Barry)
at Gunfactory Studios, London.
Photographs by Emily Mary Barnett.

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Wings of an Angel – The Idyllic Innocence Of Childhood That Lonesome Memories Coat With Mahogany Soot

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Wings of an Angel

“The Idyllic Innocence Of Childhood That Lonesome Memories Coat With Mahogany Soot”


Forefront – life inconvenience

PT049

Forefront

“life inconvenience”

Forefront | life inconvenience (LIVE)
Jack D’Amico_fake piano 
Umberto Lepore_double bass, objects
Marco Castaldo_drums, objects

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Wings of an Angel – The Groping Shadows A Parasite God Soaking In Distant Watermarks

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Wings of an Angel

“The Groping Shadows A Parasite God Soaking In Distant Watermarks”


Bruno de Vincenti – Jorge Castro – Vlisa – PAISAJE MODULAR

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Bruno de Vincenti – Jorge Castro – Vlisa

“PAISAJE MODULAR”

“‘Organic’ is a word used in many situations; in this case it covers perfectly the bird’s eye description of this work. We can intuit in the first listening that improvisation and wisdom have met to create a record that lets you travel through the wide variety of sounds. We can let it flow and enjoy a fine work, which leads you to say, ‘uff, it’s over already’, and then give it another ‘play’. No doubt it is solid, but in a way that lets you breathe, it is not a block, it is solid as a cloud that has an important presence, but it is light and smooth.

Jorge Castro (aka Fisternni) is the host, recorded in La Cúpula, his bunker in Córdoba, accompanied here by two excellent artists, Bruno De Vincenti and Ramiro Cruz Larrain (aka Vlisa), essential components of the Argentine electronic scene and with an impressive history.

Without a doubt, this record is recommended; you have to sit in your armchairs and enjoy it again and again, because we never tire of seeing the clouds…”

Luis Lezama aka Luis Marte
(Buenos Aires, Argentina. Febrero / February, 2017)

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Astma and IOIOI – St. Petersburg/Yaroslavl (live 2013)

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Astma and IOIOI

“St. Petersburg/Yaroslavl (live 2013)”

Astma and IOIOI

St. Petersburg/Yaroslavl (live 2013) [0kbps110]

ASTMA and IOIOI live at ESG 21 (2013)
ASTMA and IOIOI live at Teplo (Yaroslavl 21.09.13)

Astma: Olga Nosova: drums, voice, electronics.
Alexey Borisov: guitar, bass, voice, electronics.
IOIOI (Cristiana Fracitelli): guitar, effects, voice.

Played and recorded at ESG21 (SPB) and “Teplo” art space (Yaroslavl).
Special thanks: Andrey, Boris, Sasha, Polina and all people who helped to organise these concerts…

Artwork by Tommaso Busatto

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Various Artists – The Feel of DEFIL 2

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Various Artists

“The Feel of DEFIL 2”

Second edition of The Feel of DEFIL project brings you 24 tracks and almost 80 minutes of varied music – songs and instrumentals. You will hear many rare vintage polish DEFIL instruments, such as 1958-mandolin, Mambo and Lotos basses, Carioca, Tarantella, Melodia 2, Jola 2 up to 1994 Aster Lux STR, RockTon and many more…

For more details visit: http://defil2.bonimedia.pl

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Wings of an Angel – An Anthem For No Country But Myself

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Wings of an Angel

“An Anthem For No Country But Myself”


Luís Antero – Sound Places: Serra do Açor, Vol. 1

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Luís Antero

“Sound Places: Serra do Açor, Vol. 1”

Este trabalho sonoro foi produzido com base em gravações sonoras de campo realizadas na Serra do Açor, nomeadamente na Mata da Margaraça – Área Protegida da Serra do Açor – e nas aldeias
de Monte Frio, Porto Silvado, Pomares e Gramaça, pertencentes aos concelhos de Arganil e Oliveira do Hospital, respectivamente.
Sound Places: Serra do Açor, Vol. 1, como o nome indica, constitui o primeiro trabalho de uma série dedicada à Serra do Açor e a algumas das suas aldeias.
As paisagens e marcos sonoros que as compõem, que delas
fazem parte e lhes conferem identidade, são a base de trabalho para esta série, no seguimento do trabalho artístico de arquivo e documentação sonora que venho desenvolvendo desde 2008, apelando igualmente à escuta criativa dos lugares que fazem parte deste território e a um conhecimento sensitivo dos mesmos.
Assim, uma vez mais, dá-se a conhecer a Beira Serra através
da arte dos sons, na sua multiplicidade e dinâmica sonora. Uma Ruralidade Sonora, que se sente.

This sound work was produced based on field recordings performed in the Serra do Açor, namely in the Mata da Margaraça – protected area of the Serra do Açor –and in the villages of Monte Frio, Porto Silvado, Pomares and Gramaça, belonging to the counties of Arganil and Oliveira do Hospital, respectively.
Sound Places: Serra do Açor, Vol. 1, as the name indicates, is the first work of a series dedicated to the Serra do Açor and some of its villages.
The landscapes and sound frames that constitute them, which are part of them and give them identity, are the groundwork for this series, following the artistic work of the archive and the sound documentation that I have been developing since 2008, also appealing to the creative listening of the places which are part of this territory and to a sensitive awareness of them.
Thus, once again, one gets to know Beira Serra through the art of sounds, in its multiplicity and sound dynamics. A Sonorous Rurality that one can feel.

‘Please, listen with headphones’

Luís Antero – field recordings, sound composition, photos and text
Locations – Mata da Margaraça, Monte Frio, Porto Silvado e Pomares (Arganil); Gramaça (Oliveira do Hospital) | Portugal
Date of recordings – october and november 2016

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Wings of an Angel – Eccentric Addictions


Wings of an Angel – Enrich Your Soul With Five Hundred Original Prayers

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Wings of an Angel

“Enrich Your Soul With Five Hundred Original Prayers”

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Zebenzui González & José Guillén – Poética Ignífuga

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Zebenzui González & José Guillén

“Poética Ignífuga”

First of all, no time should be more important than another. Fireproof Poetics is forged precisely in each and every one of those moments.

Our only aim was to sit and play in front of our instruments and let ourselves be surprised by our own sounds, using a gallant dialogue and attentive listening.

This work is the testimony of that time, which after the process of naming, is painted with that fireproof film, which from now on will protect you from the intense heat that the time lays on the past.

Zebenzui González, prepared guitar
Jose Guillén, synthesizer

Photo : Atilio Doreste

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Wings of an Angel – Breathy Metacarpal Philter

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Wings of an Angel

“Breathy Metacarpal Philter”

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Wings of an Angel – Shaolin Abbot Absent From The Old Tea House

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Wings of an Angel

“Shaolin Abbot Absent From The Old Tea House”

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SD – SD1

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SD

“SD1”

StruKtur + drastic demise = SD
original photo : Gregory Ångström
cover : StruKtur
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