HUH (recorded drum ver.):
Kyosuke Terada (guitar/voice)
Takuma Mori (drums from sampler/voice)
live @ re:flexions ° Die Ganze Bäckerei, Augsburg, 27.01.17
photography by Dan Penschuck (feindesign.de)
recording, mastering and design by EMERGE
HUH is formed in July 2007 in Tokyo Japan by Kyosuke Terada (guitar/voice) & Takuma Mori (drums/voice).
They are presenting a new jazz with free improvisation.
They keep looking for the melting point of the groove and the noise, junk jazz, no wave punk by free form improvisation.
They have many various releases, that not limiter to the domestic,and regardless to the form.
And planing many many independence events in Tokyo.
They began independence label “OOOSOUND” with GEVABOW and VAU! in Tokyo since 2012.
Their collaboration guest name…
T.Mikawa (Incapacitants), ASTRO, Tadashi Kumihara (Gunjogacrayon), GOVRENMENT ALPHA, Jin Harada, Atsuhiro Ito, Punkuboi, Hahanosikyu, Cal Lyall, Python vs Cobra, Les Conferences Bunker, Coco, Naoki Nomoto, PUNSUCA, DJ MEMAI, etc…
OOOSOUND(JPN/Self label), attenuation circuit(Germany), WORD iS OUT!(JPN), Productora Mutante(Chilli), Grindocore Karaoke(US), bumtapes(UK), etc…
The second album by the improvisatory duo Johannes Haase (Germany) and Óscar Santis (Chile), in this work we find two strokes, each one with a particular character and energy, music born from an ambient minimalism of high contrast based on the energy and sonority of each of them, together they create these sonorous images of highly oneiric and aquatic depth, that revoke the dunes, the sea, and the factories near Ritoque.
Trazo uno (Stroke one); of an aggressive character, contained and defragmented, the sonorities created by the electric violin of Haase are hidden between textures blurred by processes and loops, these at moments, contrasted by the electronics of Santis, overwhelming, from aleatoric rhythms and great sonic density, almost pixelated, together they create landscapes that are deconstructed and assembled in an organic way, creating textures of high spatiality.
Trazo dos (Stroke two); a deep and spacious texture, of aquatic time that is constructed of subtle gestures that coexist in a state of contemplation, the temporal absence that they generate immerses us in a very deep listening almost like daydreaming, a continuous variation that little by little comes and goes transforming and giving rise to this fragmented minimalism that brings us back to that which is human.
A disc where temporality and form are given through the organic needs of the moment, which takes us into subtle states of listening, where we can manage to enter the fine interwoven fabric and the decisions through which the music was tacken on, at the personal level, a work of brief landscaping with an occultist essence, two strokes that propose contrasting states from the same nature, listening and freedom.
(Valparaíso, Chile. Noviembre / November 2017)
horiso returns with his well know ability mixing organic instrumental improvisation, voices and electronic basis. In “watchers” revives unpublished recordings to deliver us a new whole album experience.
“Birthmarks” by Slit In Slot is an emotional, harsh and considered work. A precise, even meticulous amalgam of field recordings, ambient and noise music, the release combines as much as it dissects all of its core components. The resulting music is sometimes drifting, sometimes scorching but always remaining humane. Beneath “Birthmarks” lies a strong and personal concept, a complex understanding of sound and an obsessive desire to transform the sonic ruins of our shared reality into new worlds.
released November 28, 2017
via Amek and Mahorka
digital release + limited edition (50 pcs) cassette
Music by Yavor Grancharov
Artwork photography by Dilyana Dimova
Damaged with disorders, constant reconstructions, and wrong decisions, while losing the ability to dictate your own rules, Strict falls into a state of attacking everything that could lead to a failure, introducing a crude self-defense mechanism of attacking everything that is interfering with principles of existence. All this has the potential of destroying all bonds and connections, dismissing the opportunities, just to find the cause of disorders, ripping every reason of existence just to have an answer.
Regained, recuperated anger and blasts combined with illogical analytic attacks, resulting in a powerful complex forge of rhythmic structures which are hard to stand and fathom, coupled with the angry synthesis of orchestral and electronic surges of extreme insanity and sadness put at the precision of a scalpel.
An interesting and slightly different release this time from guest artist Kinza.
Some elements of oldskool 90s techno appear in this quirky but refreshingly interesting 6 track EP, even some kind of avante garde (reminiscent of some John Cage-type) nuances, but they all ‘add up’ into a nice, cohesive track… challenging to begin with, yet drawing you in as they progress.
Track of choice is Here we go again, which starts off in a very oldskool melody kind of way, then moves into small breaks and then ends with a mix of c64 sounding arpeggios and a 4/4. Great stuff!
Projet en perpétuelle mutation, des compos minimales mais solides, une voix éthérée, des sonorités qui échappent aux clichés habituels de l’électro-pop (rétro ou actuelle). La musique de Tofie tisse des liens entre différents types de musique électronique et vocale sans appartenir à un genre. On y trouve des éléments proches de Steve Reich, de Grimes, de Kraftwerk et Massive Attack, mais toujours détournés et mélangés. “Powers of Ten” est son premier essai, accompagné de Lühje Dallage (Stolearm, Primate Audio, Linge) aux rythmes, sound design et à la production. Töfie réalise également des vidéos en relation avec sa musique.
Minimal yet strong arrangements coupled with an otherworldly voice make Tofie’s music an unusual piece of work which strays from typical synthpop. By forming a blend of different types of electronic music and vocal arrangements, Tofie creates music in a way that does not belong to any genre. Her inspiration includes Steve Reich, Grimes, Kraftwerk and Massive Attack. “Powers of Ten” marks her first LP release, alongside Lühje Dallage (Stolearm, Primate Audio, Linge) for beats, sound design and production. Tofie also directs videos that make her music come to life.
released October 12, 201
Mysterious and almost mythical substance that lives deep under water of earth’s electronic oceans. It designs synthetic sound sculptures on regular basis. It’s compositions are dynamic rhythmic patterns combined with emotional melodies and various digital effects. Few it’s creatures are captured in our nets and presented in this release.
Live Enhanced (#06/2017.5.18/ae7) features the full live show Thuoom played at Ambient Evening 7 in Parainen, Finland on May 18th, 2017. As usual for these evenings, Thuoom performed simultaneously with other artists but for this record, there’s no trace of other artists’ sounds. The sounds on this release have been processed to get a richer overall sound but the underlying performance has been left untouched.
Alongside the mp3s, there is a limited edition of physical CDR’s that will only be available at live shows.
Instrument used on this record: electroacoustic guitar.
live @ re:flexions ° k15, Augsburg, 23.06.17
photography by Lorenzo Abattoir
recording, mastering and design by EMERGE
Lorenzo Abattoir is an italian based audio engineer, noise artist since 2008. Founder of several projects into noise scene [ Nascitari, Psicopompo ] & sound art [ Mare di Dirac, Tevet Icetone Process ].Unconventional methods of composition to generate textures & installations with use of: electroacoustic instruments, isolation from environment, mental sound’s manipulation.
His work takes shape in a context of underground extreme music to become accesible through various projects related to contemporary art.
It’s been a long while since Kahvi went back to it’s roots, and this guest artist defines the sound that made Kahvi originally.
Oldskool tracks brought up to the 21st Century (yes, Kahvi started in the 20th Century!) with the latest synths and sounds, but in a similar style to the old tracker scene that kicked off back in the late 80s.
Yomgaille with his EP Repetition and motion shows there are plenty of diverse textures and themes from those days, but the oldskool vibe is there throughout, giving you a taste of nostalgia if you’re familiar of those bygone days, or a fresh example if you’re a newbie. For this oldskooler, tracks A, B, C bring back that reminder of the good old days in the late 80s when trackers ruled the scene.
live @ re:flexions – silent series ° Ganze Bäckerei, Augsburg, 07.10.17
recording, mastering, photography and design by EMERGE
Mental Escape Pod
alias: Dabit Vocem Austria; Oni_pelted_by_beans; Das Rheintaler Nachtwerk; Felix Montfort;
Born in 1977 in the far west of Austria, life for a hungry littlev electronica nerd was hard. My electronic music life started at the day I saw Aphex Twin’s “Come to Daddy” at MTV. In the next 2 years i collected what I got and also found some really relaxing works from him and other artists. With the purchase of Aphex’ “Selected Ambient Works 2” I jumped into soundscapes and Ambient sounds. In 1998 I started making own noises with a tracker and some free ware sounds. Then some personal problems kicked in 2002 and I did nothing until the winter of 2009/2010. In December 2010 Dabit Vocem Austria was born and 1 year later Mental Escape
Pod followed. And it never stopped until today.
“Small Town Mysteries” is a tough one. Conceived during a five hour long spontaneous jam session with a let-it-all-out approach it both harkens back to the artists’ punk-rock upbringing and follows the course set by the first album. The voice is back and the crumpled paper poetry is back but this time with a bunch of fellow Karelian musicians to bounce off of. The result – four songs, oscillating from a gentle whisper to a desperate outcry, disjointed, reflection-fueled but unmistakably notforme!
Specially to the album was written a short story about the adventures on the White Sea
/inter is an album based on a certain visuality of sound. It has various sounds in it (field recordings, instrument samples, pure frequencies, and glitch/feedback noise), however, the core of this album was an experiment – an analog connection of sound and image. By sending a sound signal to a screen in such a way as if it were visual information the screens started to show imagery and by testing four different approaches towards using sound and testing how they look in this particular connection /inter was formed.
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