“When listening to a sound work, the first thing that presents itself is the sound as a mass; however, in this work of Baltazár, it is the space that is defined around these masses which constitutes an equal or greater presence. I do not mean the silence, but the wake that each sound wave leaves when it is diluted in the process that produces a particular effect or modulation. The sum of these sonic wakes composes a new plane that is separated from the melodies and blocks of noise that make up this work. From “reading between the lines” one passes to “hearing between layers”. It is a constant game of associating and linking what is happening between these, entering the rhythm from the multiple directions through which reality appears to us on a daily basis.
As for sound, it oscillates between acoustic melodic parts and granules of noise that collapse in a cloud of digital processing; in the range of phrases composed of saturated coupling and the reverberation of pure tones.
If we had to make a parallel with painting, we could say that the figure and the background are clearly defined in each piece of “After Kansai” and both alternate in order to approach and move away from the plane in which we inhabit as listeners. The first tending to have few elements with clearly defined lines and the second like a great density of volumes that move in independent directions and sensations that come together and disentangle themselves.
Silence exists in the form as well as the emptiness in the background, but never between them. The sound leaves traces and these traces are those that are structured as the fundamental component of this work.”
Jukpic is a duet of Benoît Rouits (Oboe) and Kecap Tuyul (no-input mixer with effects). They started to improvise regularly together in summer 2017. This is their first album, made of four unstable cocktails: it’s spicy & fruity – to be served very fresh.
“Shadows of the Shepherds: A Brief Retrospective of 2017 Works”
This album is a collection of works from the Awkward Geisha 2017 repetoire. Call it a sampler if you wish. Call it a ‘best of’. Call it art.
Awkward Geisha is a free improvisation ensemble with legs firmly lodged in the avant garde and dada movements.
Members of the ensemble vary from song to song.
The ensemble was put together by Harsh Noise Movement in 2016 as a reaction to the mundane and tedious sounds that insult the eardrums on a daily basis.
On this collection, Awkward Geisha is:
HNM. Eric Jovet. Ludwig Dementgenstein. Gaitoh. Ghostskull. Akano Shibahito. Gimp Gash. Tim Kai. Kryptek.
All songs written by Awkward Geisha except Hellhound on my Trail, written by Robert Johnson.
All songs produced, mixed & arranged by HNM.
live @ re:flexions – silent series ° Ganze Bäckerei, Augsburg, 02.12.17
This is not a live recording and yet it also is. Part of this concert was ‘semi-acoustic’, not going over the sound system, but using separate smaller speakers and radio speakers. The audience was asked to do a recording on whatever means they had with them, which turned out to be harddisc recorders, camera and mobile phone. All of the ones I received afterwards were used to create the music you are hearing, a collage of various recordings from various points in this space. So its live and not really. I mixed it but did not really edit, as in taking out the ‘bad parts’, it.
On this Various Artists compilation you can hear some vintage guitars produced in Eastern Block former countries, for example guitar brands like Jolana, Musima, Migma, Tonika, Ural, Mensfeld and many more!
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)
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.
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