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Reblog – Sofía Bertomeu – And you, In which movie are you playing? — Yeah I Know It Sucks

Artist: Sofía Bertomeu Title: And you, In which movie are you playing? Keywords: ambient experimental experimental electronicidm lars von trier sofia bertomeu technoglitch Spain And you, In which movie are you playing? I’m playing a fool in a silent black and white slapstick spaghetti western movie that almost hast seen the light of day, but […]

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As usual, YIKIS have a wonderful off kilter review to go with this release : )

Review Reblog – Maria W Horn ~ Epistasis

“There’s a certain intensity to it, gazing into something too vast to apprehend, but small enough to take in, ”
This review says it all, so nothing to add except its’ sparseness seems to reflect my present mood – undercurents of unease or it could be the falling rain against the window.

 

a closer listen

Where last year’s Kontrapoetik was furious and direct, Epistasis is passionate and exploratory, structured like an ouroboros that in completing its form comes to both an end and a beginning. One depends on the other, the circularity of this mythical figure not so much an instance of unmoving things but of action and reaction, chains of effects whose relationships are anything but linear.

The “Interlocked Cycles” – the first and last tracks in the album – are thus the setup and the finale, a loop in which every instrument and every note aims for the subtle dissolution of the straight musical line. Like the snow in the cover, an almost White on White composition, the players lay down sheet after sheet of tones that, even when conforming clearly cut sequences, feels like staring into the sky. There’s a certain intensity to it, gazing into something too vast to apprehend, but…

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Listening to…

Dominique Vaccaro: field recordings, tape manipulation, stereo looper

Experimental, abstract, field recordings, free form, improvisation, minimalist, reel to reel, tape loops, tape manipulation, tape music, texture.

 

Thanks to Toneshift for leading me to tonight’s listening. Read the review here –

 

Manja Ristić ~ The Black Isle — a closer listen

“My childhood was deep blue and foamy,” writes Serbian composer Manja Ristić. Her memories of Korčula Island are pristine. As she recalls the town streets “positioned in the shape of a fish bone,” and the “natural air conditioning of the Adriatic winds,” one can imagine long, carefree days and nights spent by the sea. But when […]

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“In her changed environment, despite sonic pollution, she is still able to find an oasis.” (Richard Allen)

Maybe it’s because I recognise the methods in creating The Black Isle, this is a release that I loved from first listening. Thanks to A Closer Listen it would have otherwise escaped me.

Review Reblog – Snowdrops – Manta Ray (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Two beautiful releases for tonight beginning with this…

Snowdrops

https://gizehrecords.bandcamp.com/album/manta-ray-original-motion-picture-soundtrack

 

 

Aural Aggravation

Gizeh Records – 15th March 2019

has graced the virtual pages of Aural Aggravation on a number of occasions, and has been on my radar for a while. Here, she comprises one half of newly-founded Snowdrops, a France-based keyboard duo formed with Mathieu Gabry.

With Yann Tiersen, Tindersticks, Foudre!… as resumé namedrops, the pair have pedigree. Snowdrops is a soundtrack work, composed for Phuttiphong Aroonpheng’s film of the same name, which has won several awards including Best Film in the Orizzonti section at the Venice Film Festival.

The press release explains that ‘the Thai film trains a poetic look at the void of humanity through the story of two men, a Thai fisherman with peroxide blonde hair and a nameless stranger stuck in a foreign land and supposed to be a Rohingya of Myanmar, whose continuing persecution is constituting one of the biggest human rights scandals of our time’. And…

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Review Reblog – Decaycast Reviews: MARLO EGGPLANT “head​/​rush​(​ed)” (Vaux Flores, 2018) — D E C A Y C A S T

 

Finally catching up…

 

 

Decaycast Reviews: MARLO EGGPLANT “head​/​rush​(​ed)” (Vaux Flores, 2018) by Dr. Decaycast Momentus sound artist, label head of Corpus Callosum Distro, longtime noise queen, and curator and founder of the legendary Ladyz In Noyz compilation series, UK based Marlo Eggplant offers her newest work via Travis Johns VAUX FLORES imprint (who also happen to make […]

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Reblog – Meg Bowles: Evensong: Canticles for the Earth — starsendradio

 

Meg Bowles: Evensong: Canticles for the Earth Released: 22 June 2018 http://www.megbowlesmusic.com Meg Bowles makes us vulnerable to the beauty of our planet. In doing so, she shares something of herself with us. With each album release she is becoming new herself – in ways that matter. Evensong: Canticles for the Earth (63’13”) is a […]

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