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
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:
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
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.
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.
“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.”
(Valparaíso, Chile. Marzo / March, 2017)
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.
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.
“‘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)
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