Martin Rach – nursing room sessions

Martin Rach

“nursing room sessions”

cover photo by lynn wails
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Wings of an Angel – Playing Standards Very Differently (Original Avant​-​Garde Solo Piano Improvisations)

[Self Release]

Wings of an Angel

“Playing Standards Very Differently (Original Avant​-​Garde Solo Piano Improvisations)”

“Wings of an Angel continues to boldly explore new sonic territory and with this latest release, he does that with one instrument, the piano. He has taken some of the world’s most famous classical pieces, turned them inside out, added his own signature improvisatory style and created breath-taking works of spiraling psychedelia/Avant-Garde complexity which will lead you into dreams and visions you never thought possible.
His playing is expressive, emotive and yet he brings the classics into a new dimensional space with precision all the while, creating a playful atmosphere on an album you don’t want to miss.”
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Mr. & Oso – Se dice Misterioso [pn123]

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Mr. & Oso

“Se dice Misterioso [pn123]”

“As every Tuesday night falls in the city of Viña del Mar; Moraga, Arellano and Castro meet to play and record what happens. Based on a spirit of camaraderie, they turn on their synthesizers, drum machines, effects and computers and once again begin their exercises in creating amusing and amiable improvisations. From these extensive sessions, recorded according to the dogma of the trio -directly to a stereo track-, they extract the passages that constitute each one of the six tracks that compose ‘Se dice Misterioso‘ (Its called mysterious).

Published by the indispensable Pueblo Nuevo, this is the third work of Mr. & Oso, an ensemble in electronic format that with its creative exercises transports us to the most inspiring grounds of Intelligent techno and the Ambient of the 90s, where electronica was – and here still is – a space of personal discovery, and at the same time a point of spiritual communion.

Either accompanying the beginning or end of the day; as much in solitude as among friends; wandering along the coast or without getting up from our chair, Se dice misterioso may be enjoyed equally, becoming an excellent soundtrack for a journey in which physical displacement is not necessary, since it is concentrated enough on the present to take us as far as we please.

With smiles of complicity and satisfaction, Mr. & Osos end the session tonight. It will not be until next week when they meet again and return to their instruments to exchange musings in a musical key.”

Juan Cristobal Saavedra
(Barcelona, España / Spain. Agosto / August, 2017)

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GRENADE SURROUND Experience – Свободнее Птиц

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GRENADE SURROUND Experience

“Свободнее Птиц”

01.Вступление
02.Тема 1
03.Тема 2
04.Свободнее Птиц
05.Тема 3
06.Тема 4
07.Тема 5
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Giacomo Salis/Paolo Sanna Percussion duo – Live at Cavallerizza Irreale

[PT060]

Giacomo Salis/Paolo Sanna Percussion duo

“Live at Cavallerizza Irreale”

Giacomo Salis / Paolo Sanna Percussion Duo.

Live at Cavallerizza Irreale.
10th Nov. 2016 – Turin (Italy)

Recorded by Tom Riethauser.

Giacomo Salis: Bass Drum, Percussion, Objects.
Paolo Sanna: Snare Drum, Percussion, Objects.

Special thanks to Giuseppe Sanna, Maurizio Murgia, Mixtura Orchestra and Cavallerizza Irreale’s crew.

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Martin Rach – washing room sessions

Martin Rach

“washing room sessions”

sopsax, tensax, hose1, hose2, lung, lip1, lip2, tongueteeth, washing machine, boiler and else as required in washing rooms
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Wings of an Angel – Backdoor Poison Gives Licentious Convincers An Access To Risky Salvation Invocations

[Self Release ]

Wings of an Angel

“Backdoor Poison Gives Licentious Convincers An Access To Risky Salvation Invocations”

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Alen Grassi Рdhekap̬nte

[PT057]

Alen Grassi

“dhekapènte”

Alen Grassi: guitar
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Luis Marte / Poltamento – MOVIL/INMOVIL

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Luis Marte / Poltamento

“MOVIL/INMOVIL”

“MOVIL/INMOVIL (Mobile/Immobile) is a sonic exploration of two worlds as seemingly distinct as are mobile musical applications and a Steinway grand piano.

This work of Luis Marte and Roger Delahaye aka Poltamento concentrates on a single musical space-time and, in the form of a single perspective, two dimensions that are both physical and categorical, the mobility and portability of electronic and granular software on one side, and the immobility of the great acoustic giant on the other. Categories of space and size, which are also of texture and dissimilar sonic thickness, nevertheless fused and assumed as part of a whole by ambient moments that are also impressionistic …

These fragments, wherein the warmth of the wood and the glitch’s abstraction solidify into a single entity, show us that the possible “N” worlds can converge in a singular sound synthesis, where the extremes touch and coexist, where, as Einstein said a century ago, motion or status depends on the viewer’s point of view, in this case the listener.”

Roger Delahaye
(Buenos Aires, Argentina. Junio / June, 2017)

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Alejandro Rojas-Marcos, David Area & Tomás Gris – Trails

[PT056]

Alejandro Rojas-Marcos, David Area & Tomás Gris

“Trails”

Alejandro Rojas-Marcos: clavichord
David Area: electronics
Tomás Gris: soprano sax, viola, cello & objects

All tracks recorded live in Detruita Sonon, Madrid, between 2015 and 2016

Cover art: Mario Sarramián

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La Bella Violencia & Mika Martini. – La Mirada del Sonido

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La Bella Violencia & Mika Martini.

“La Mirada del Sonido”

From the Great Beyond. Brief summary from the exploration log of “La Mirada del Sonido” (The view of sound).

“We might expect that in the convergence of the works of Mika Martini and Iñaki Muñoz, one would encounter realizations that contain the most essential of the experimental music and visuality from this territory. From the auditory, Martini integrates sound clusters inspired by the electroacoustic ancestors of this generation, and from the visual, the glazes in motion of La Bella Violencia evoke the chromatic layers of Roberto Matta, adding without doubt, the chaotic force of chance and error.

Martini and Muñoz have experimented with the transit between materializations analogous and numerical, tangible and intangible. The work is configured as a portal. In ‘La Mirada del Sonido’ images and sounds are integrated, relieving a friendly narrative tension, it could be the soundtrack of an initiatory trip towards the center of our brain, where the neuronal transmissions seem to be granted an aesthetic through this work, chemically activating the DMT that exists in our systems.

These materializations, which function as neuronal chemical releasers, deliver a sensorial experience that determines a respectful concentration, where music and images are integrated into an organic volume that is perhaps unrepeatable, inconsistent, based on the unique experience of turning seeing and hearing into a total virtuality.”

Enrique Rivera
Researcher, Curator y Audiovisual Artist
(Santiago, Chile. May, 2017)

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WENIG DUO – Studies on event​-​density

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WENIG DUO

“Studies on event​-​density”

WENIG DUO | Studies on event-density
LIVE AT PENINHA

“Wenig Duo focuses on the activity of silence where the space works as an amplifier and assumes an important role in the performance.
With a crystallized language, the music of the duo is attentive to detail, it’s written and invites the listener for a greater awareness of the sound where this duo, formed by the musicians Guilherme Rodrigues and André Hencleeday operate.
The instrumentation is variable.”

“O duo WENIG foca-se na actividade do silêncio numa performance e no resultado deste enquanto amplificador do espaço.
A música do duo, já com uma linguagem cristalizada, é uma música atenta ao detalhe, de suporte escrito e que convida o ouvinte para um retiro de maior consciencialização do som do espaço, da música e dos seus envolventes.
É formado pelos músicos Guilherme Rodrigues e André Hencleeday e é de instrumentação variável.”

Guilherme Rodrigues – Cello and Objects
André Hencleeday – Electronics

Recorded by Carlos Santos

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Gusev K.P. – Pap’s O

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Gusev K.P.

“Pap’s O”

Gusev K.P.
Pap’s O [0kbps113]

0116
0215
0216
0415
0515
song 11
song 31
song 71

Music by Gusev K.P.
Gusev I.K. voice
Martin Hoogeboom prepared guitar
Mix & mastering by Theo Calis

MAV [0kbps] Records, April 2017

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Sadhana – Sadhana

[PT054]

Sadhana

“Sadhana”

Massimo Imperatore – guitar, fx
Umberto Lepore – double bass, objects, bells
Marco Castaldo – drums, objects

recorded at E.A.R. Studios by Dario Della Monica (live in a room, no editing, no overdubbing) mixed and mastered by Fabrizio Piccolo (Trail Music Lab).

This album is inspired by and dedicated to Paul Motian, his music, his spirit and his poetics of the not-said in a metaphysics of absence.

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Нervé Perez – She Flows Like Water

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Нervé Perez

“She Flows Like Water”

01.Нervé Perez – Children of the Old Mill
02.Нervé Perez – Street Call
03.Нervé Perez – Lunar Jump
04.Нervé Perez – Uncut Clicks
05.Нervé Perez – Empty Piano
06.Нervé Perez – Beneath the Fields of Hop
07.Нervé Perez – Night Shift
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Eddie 135 & The Shitblaster – The Dragon’s Teeth

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Eddie 135 & The Shitblaster

“The Dragon’s Teeth”

For its 33rd release, Da ! Heard It Records dives into the origins of Creation.

Recorded in five days in London, at James Ogilvie’s studio in 2010, Dragon’s Teeth is the confrontation of eddie 135’s experimental tweaks and Shitblaster’s science of mix. Saturated like the oil from the fish and chips that three musicians greedily gulp up between two work sessions, the series of improvisations produced by Adrien, Matthieu, and James one evening, serves as the sizzling play-do used to conceive this future disc. From this initial magma that blends rhythm boxes, Juno synthesizer, and a deluge of pyrotechnical effects, accidental beaches form and reveal little by little large blankets that wrap the listener into an actual flow of lava. Petrified, the listener thus takes all the time needed to let oneself become invaded by the ensemble’s numerous textures…

Taking everything with them on their way, the four gobbling geezers deployed here evolve in jolts to bring back from the depths this mysterious dragon’s tooth. Instinctive, brutal, yet mastered, this album’s boiling energy proves once more that the first idea is often the right one.
Dragon’s Teeth, the 33rd release of Da! Heard It Records, is distributed under a Creative Commons License BY-NC-ND. The album is available for free listening and downloading at the following link:
http://www.daheardit-records.net/en/discography/dhr-33

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Coombes / Hoogeboom / Mi̱ana РFuerte

[ET110]

Coombes / Hoogeboom / Miñana

“Fuerte “

An Etched Traumas release ET110 April 2017
credits
released April 11, 2017

Steve Coombes: saxophone
Martin Hoogeboom: noise/guitar
Juan Miñana: electronics

Theo Calis: sound-design, mastering

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Achnn – Zgomot


Charles Antony and The Outsiders – Always Outside

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Charles Antony and The Outsiders

“Always Outside”

Charles Antony : poetry and voice
Mauro Sambo : electronics, double bass on Caravan
Paulo Chagas : oboe, monochord on Fearing the Rainbow
Rogelio Nobara : pre-hispanic whistle for funeral, field recording and electric guitar on Going Home
Juan Antonio Nieto : electronics on Orpheus (Eurydice’s Lament)
Matthias Boss : violin on Change
Jeff Gburek : no-input mixing board, objects on Pipes
.zigo : field recordings and electronics on The Silver Dreamers
Jose Guillén : piano, sinthesizer and electronics on Children of the Mist
Atilio Doreste : field recordings, radio emission on Sunflowers
A.L. Guillén : field recordings, acoustic guitar on Driftwood
José Soberanes : electronics (modular synth) and field recordings on Bees
PCCL : virtual synthesizers, melodica, acoustic guitar and processed objects on A Rose in a Teacup
Javier Piñango : synthesizer (korg ms-20) and effects on Mapping the Stars
Stefan Schmidt : digital manipulation of the original voice recording on He Lied
Pablo Reche : electronics on The Folding of the Flag
David Vélez : music on Apples
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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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