The topic of this EP is the state of being, the shifts in thinking and the question of identity, when the country you were born in does no longer exist on the political map of the world. Thoughts on this topic were gathered from various Lithuanian artists in order to compose this EP, which was initially a performance for a group exhibition “I Was Born in a Country That No Longer Exists” presented in 2017, in Duisburg, Germany.
M.A.K.T. Sono – Magali Albespy and Kecap Tuyul – was created in february 2018 from a common taste for improvisation forms that rely more on indetermination and surprise than on the mastering of instrumental skills. They both use electronic tools whose complex settings can generate unexpected sound events and unstable situations. Their first album “If you were a clarinet” consists of 3 selections of slightly edited improvisations recorded in february and march 2018. These improvisation sessions were an opportunity for them to set up their working methodologies and to experiment playful and meditative dialogs between gesture & sound, activity and inactivity, machines and living creatures.
Magali Albespy is a dancer and performer. She likes to question the borders between formats and artistic disciplines. She explores real-time composition with body, video and sound.
Self-taught improviser Kecap Tuyul uses various (and preferably unstable) tools, looking for ways of playing and interacting (with sounds, with other media, with other people) and questionning the traditional ideas of instrumental mastership and composition.
Magali Albespy : moog mother 32, soundbox
Kecap Tuyul: no-input mixer, effects, mix and artwork
“Paraíso Sintético” (Synthetic Paradise), an album realized in the first semester of 2017 as the author’s thesis, is the product of a year of research and sonic experimentation seeking to characterize the sonic identity of urban spaces. Realized and produced in Medellín, Colombia, this album explores topics ranging from urbanism and the social appropriation of the environment to the relationship between art and society and it reflects on human activity as a condition and determinant of the qualities of the city.
Embarking from the hypothesis that the city has a malleable, artistic and aesthetic potential, “Paraíso Sintético” is an EP composed of three songs performed in the Parque de Berrío, one of the main parks of the city of Medellín. The composition of each song, whose material was recorded at a different time of the day (morning, noon, night), seeks to show how human activity affects the sound spectrum and it proposes an interpretation, from the musical point of view, of this phenomenon.
NoG a.k.a. Pablo Gómez
(Medellín, Colombia, Abril / April 2018).
In team with radio-makers at Zongwe FM and the women of Zubo Trust, we are proudly presenting a compilation of radio remixes produced by artists and radio-makers from around the world in response to audio/radio actions both sides of the Zambezi. A Radio Bridge of 23 music tracks, by more than 50 contributors from 17 countries awaits you. Join us and enjoy listening!
Solidarity with radio-makers at the Zambezi:
All proceeds from the compilation’s online sales will benefit radio-makers in training both side of the Zambezi, in Sinazongwe Zambia and Binga Zimbabwe this year. Twalumba loko! twalumba maningi ! thank you for your radiating solidarity !
Johanes Handjono, Gilang Damar Setiadi, Ian Pramana, dan Rio N Syaifuddin – Bulog
“BULOG” – Proyek eksperimentasi lintas DIY-Jateng.
Lumbung tak semata tumpukan gabah, tapi sistem kemandirian kerja dan karya. Lumbung memfasilitasi dialog lintas generasi, genre, bahkan status sosial. Kehadirannya merupakan tanggapan atas ketidakpastian: perang, perubahan cuaca (kekeringan), guncangan politik dan ekonomi, serta serangan hama. Sekat-sekat improvisasi mencair di hadapan lumbung. Hentakan lumpang kayu (stone morta) beradu raungan mesin giling modern. Lumbung menjadi tempat penciptaan bunyi dengan komposisi khas, kuat, dinamis dan berbeda tentunya.
Revealing complex interplay, embryonic sensorial analysis and epidermal toxic particles under CPU demands, Hypercube sonic display extends to systemic insensitivity, parametric establishment and modular telepathy over side effects of intercourse adaptation and cosmic lobotomy rituals.
This album also features two tracks re-assembled and tumble dried by Zzy and Jab[ber].wock. Vocals FX on track 2 and track 3 by Metalique. This Album is dedicated to the memory of Thomas Denis (Qebrus).
Here is some indeterminate music for vague wars. You may wish to keep it on at a low volume level in the background, perhaps as an accompaniment to reading or even writing. Ignore it. Nothing will happen.
Almost 3 years after the release of his previous album Trois Clous, Kecap Tuyul unleashes some more stuff dating from the same area (2015), developing an intensive use of voice as main sound source, filtered, deformed by effects and sometimes overwhelmed by feedback. Guitar was still here (on 2 of the 3 tracks of the album), providing unstable melodic/droney backgrounds, but often swallowed by spirals of self-dissolving chaos.
Since then Kecap Tuyul has put guitar and voice aside and now mostly uses no-input mixer, in collaboration with various people, and alone under the Failure Circle moniker, focusing on chaos itself, searching for unstable situations, but welcoming the possible emergence of seemingly self-organized sonic forms.
Natalia Kamia, Stewart Miller, and other invisible entities
“We jammed on our little green aircraft”
We welcome back Natalia Kamia on eg0cide, a few years after her collaborative work Cluster with Ayato. This time she teamed up with Stewart Miller from USA Both of them have studied music in academic settings, but in order to expand the expressive potential of their crafts, they have turned to utilizing extended techniques for their main instruments – for Natalia the piano, for Stewart guitars – and using objects/processes that were probably never intended to be musical. All of the tracks from their album “We jammed on our little green aircraft” were compiled from recordings that they had passed back and forth through the internet.
The result of this collaboration is a fresh & intriguing work that deliberately ignores the traditional hierarchies between sounds and focuses on attending to their particularities, without trying to polish them too much. Stewart and Natalia are not afraid of collisions. Their music passes by the non-contradiction principle and the narrow conceptions of music as “harmony”; their sounds dance, float, slip, crash and start running again without following a precisely perceivable logic: you just have to accept them as they come & go. They form a dizzy, unstable world that is in the same time very material and completely unreal, sometimes joyously agitated, sometimes more restrained and plaintive. These tunes often keep some kind of twisted groove, as in some forms of free jazz.
I won’t pretend to know who or what the “other invisible entities” credited as co-creators of the album might be, but having listened to it several times I’ve realized that even goldfishes might learn to sing, and that plants need to pee sometimes. Maybe we just have to experiment with different ways of feeding pianos and guitars ? “Meow!” answered the swinging spoons…
PGR (neither related to an old project of Kim Cascone nor to the Italian band).
Non empathic, annoying, unemotional crap. Medicine for life boredom.
From dynamic to static as-loud-as-possible violence.
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