KAYAKA is an experimental/ noise/ electronica composer, live performer, born in Tokyo, based in Europe (London, Berlin). She plays electronic and acoustic (bass clarinet, drums, bass guitar, gadgets …etc.) and has a unique, self-taught style of recording and composing. Her music is sometimes called “sonic surrealism”, mixed with those living-life-noise. Live sets are mostly improvised and different each time and she also collaborates with many artists from all around the world. She is a curator of an independent label, Pighole Records since 2007, where she exposes some of her releases and others’ experimental music containing some daily things freely holding onto strong and individual concepts.
This album was made in Ecuador in 2013. As I camped and walked through Amazon jungle with little belongings and thought of being away from human territory. Routine sound there was completely different from those which I was used to hear in my city life. You might need more of your concentration, but you are able to create anything you like in the field of wildness.
Track 6 “colibri” consists of recording I made in Mindo, Ecuador. It is a sound of humming birds. Quite many of them passing and stopping by a recorder I placed next to feeders. – They are known as hummingbirds because of the humming sound created by their beating wings, which sometimes sounds like bees or other insects. A group of hummingbirds is called a “choir.”- Indeed, powerful vibration sound they have considering their tiny bodies.
“He who has cast off the world has linked it to yellow dust
Your body is like unto a wound, and you are like unto a madman.
This entire world is a yellow arrow which has pierced you through
The yellow arrow is the train on which you ride towards a ruined bridge” – Victor Pelevin “The Yellow Arrow”00:00 Aram Saroyan – Crickets [recorded in the wind-off grooves of side two] (1965)
01:55 Dariush Dolat-Shahi – Shabistan (Sehtar and Electronic) (1985)
08:18 Alexander Mossolov – Zavod, Symphony Of Machines (1926-28)
11:14 John Cage – Imaginary Landscape No.1 (1939)
18:43 Lawrence Weiner – Nothing to Lose, Side 1 (1976)
34:38 Walter Steding – Entry (1980)
36:59 Remko Scha – Guitar Mural 1 (featuring The Machines), Side A (1981)
46:22 Victor Pelevin – The Yellow Arrow (1993)
Ambient / Dark Ambient / Industrial / IDM / Drum & Bass / Hip-Hop / Trip-Hop / Experimental / Noise / Grindcore / Rock / Black Metal / Punk / Electronica / Glitch / Breakcore / Techno / Tribal / Minimalist / Drone / Classical / Pop / Breakbeat / 8bit / Improvisation / Field Recording / Other
“Sirona-Records is now two years old and this is an anniversary compilation.
More than 220 artists have contributed to 3.5 million downloads from what is, before all else, a virtual and human adventure.
I am truly proud of all that we have accomplished in two years.
Looking back at the beginning, I feel that we have never been so strong and free as we are now.
I’ve only one dream: to continue this adventure as long as I can, and I hope that you will always be with me.
Merci mes amis.” Arnaud Barbe
BROKEN WITH A HAMMER – is a co-production album. The music of MOLOTOK Ensemble is arranged with original prose and poetry reading by Victor Ivaniv. This album reading is a part of stories from last book of Victor, “Awake Dreamer”, published in New-York`s Ailuros Publishing. The music tracks is original summa of avant-guard and classics for chamber orchestra and a piano pieces. The sharp sound of glass and the scream of violins meets here the bullfrog of storyteller. A bucklet is illustrated by photos of Nikolai Zaikov, Pavel Proskuriakov and Tatiana Suvirko. The mastering is by Alexey Muhmood Biriukov.
01 – Rothko
02 – Znamenki
03 – Sonata For Flute And Cello
04 – Sonate For Glass
“Living Grass on I-70″ started as a short percussion solo. I slowed it way down–something like 800%–until the sound became really degraded. Then I kept altering the pitch until the sonic degradations became the main voice in the track.
“The Finger Can’t See” is an experiment with out of phase repetition, boredom, and annoyance.
“Delicate Clock Runs the Street” is the result of a set of rules that force harmonic motion while simultaneously preventing resolution.”
“The Second Fawn” is an arrangement of a single sample (at different pitches and durations) of a Thor’s Hammer virtual synthesizer being turned off in mid-note.” – Cagey House
01 – Living Grass on I-70
02 – The Finger Can’t See
03 – Delicate Clock Runs the Street
04 – The Second Fawn