Post Tagged with: "Musique Concrète"

V/A :: Source Book 1 (Raster-Noton)

The markers that identify the boundaries of the label’s surface area — techno, ambient, musiqué concrete — are on display, and the terrain inside them is mapped and signposted with the selection of twelve tracks spanning the last twenty years of releases. Raster-Noton have, in their own words, always tried to be more than a […]

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Gaëtan Gromer :: Noise Level (VoxxoV)

With ability this album demonstrates a fruitful body of ideas which might continuously captivate the listener. Noise Level is warmly recommended for all listeners of passionate, experimental and immersive electronic music. This is the first time I’ve heard about Gaëtan Gromer with this digital promo from VoxxoV Records. His new album Noise Level sounds like […]

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Clara de Asís :: Uno Todo Tres (Éditions Piednu)

Uno Todo Tres fills the mind with ‘is not’ everythingness, transported by the frail waver of the single sound that de Asís, a Spanish electroacoustic composer living in France and playing prepared, tabletop electric guitar, proceeds to infinitely split and splice. That which is not crawls into everything and takes its place (freely from a poem by Ann […]

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2VIEW :: Robert Crouch and Luigi Turra (LINE)

Richard Chartier’s good works for experimental electronic music minorities continue unabated, curating compositional and installation work by international dealers in contemporary sound art and digital minimalism. Latest in Line are Robert Crouch and Luigi Turra. 15 years of service as LINE manager behind him and Richard Chartier’s good works for experimental electronic music minorities continue unabated, curating compositional and installation work […]

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Jean-Claude Éloy :: Le minuit de la foi / The Midnight of The Faith (Hors Territoire)

Eloy proffers an array of dampened, eerie sounds, like a great digestive system. The belly of the beast? Although arising only momentarily, the denouement almost sounds triumphal. Jean-Claude Eloy (b. 1938) is an atheist who roams the planet in search of holiness. Le Minuit de la Foi/The Midnight of the Faith was inspired by the life and fate […]

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Heezen :: Abandoned Memory (Feutlab)

This album has a keen tendency to have a touch of the dramatic about it, as if the music once acted as the soundtrack to a forgotten, obscure film found on a nondescript VHS discovered in a grimy thrift store with no record of what it is or where it came from. Yet such information […]

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Francisco López :: Untitled#281 (Störung)

‘Field recordings are typically viewed and listened to as referential or simulative. My approach with environmental sound matter moves away from this representational perspective and explores, among other aspects, the phenomenological, the textural, and the ineffable.’ (Francisco López) For over 30 years Francisco López has developed an unrivaled sonic universe, a retro-perspective on which was […]

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Nicolas Bernier :: frequencies (a / fragments) (Line)

Bernier combines sounds from mechanically triggered tuning forks with digital soundwaves, using a micro-controller to trigger sequences via software, activating solenoids that hit rows of precisely calibrated tuning forks with high precision, threaded through sinewave activity. This release from Line documents the sonic element of a performance/installation piece by Nicolas Bernier conceptually ingenious enough to […]

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Ákos Garai :: The Imagined River (Kaon)

Evoking the fog of ghosts hovering over the pale grey fields of asphodel, the realm of dreams. With its nineteenth recording, “La Rivière” keeps on rolling. Budapest-based Àkos Garai, proprieter of the fine 3leaves label, has been apportioned the first length in its fourth series of three-inch variations on Cédric Peyronnet‘s painstaking recordings of contiguous […]

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Philippe Petit :: Needles in Pain (Alrealon Musique)

Needles in Pain is a “symphony” for three turntables and an extra tone arm recorded in real time at the 2009 FIME festival in Portugal. Petit uses his own personally prepared, naturally-aged vinyl and each tone arm has its own feed to the mixer. Philippe Petit is curator of BiP HOp, a webzine, radio show and […]

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Mark O’Leary & Erdem Helvacioğlu :: Istanbul (TIBprod. Italy)

A discreet, but colorful whole, a stream of consciousness both as concrete as a cobblestone and light as a breeze off the saline sea. If the current street violence is indeed a reaction to the attempt to force a monoculture upon the citizens of Turkey, then Mark O’Leary and Erdem Helvacioğlu’s Istanbul is a timely […]

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Kassel Jaeger :: Deltas (Editions Mego)

A new rider on its aftershock wave, navigating borders between concrète-fabricated retro-fit experimentalism and newer ambient noise and electroacoustic improv, this Swiss pitch-shifter nicks shticks from forebears and harnesses them to current compositional structures, and more expansive drone templates. Membership of a collective sprung from the ashes of Pierre Schaeffer’s notorious Groupe—whose evolution the inquiring reader […]

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Kreng :: Works For Abattoir Fermé 2007 – 2011 (Miasmah)

As we approach the end of 2012 it’s time for all those lovely independent record labels to indulge in fierce session of one-upmanship, pulling out all the stops for a flagship final release of the year. Unfortunately for any competition, Erik Skodvin’s Miasmah imprint has already set the bar quite ludicrously high with a box […]

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Noisyfilter :: Radiance (Lagunamuch)

The soundscaping ambiences are simultaneously luminous, static and magnetic, substantially developed as fluxuous waves, meditatively cyclical and admitting micro variations as well as processed electronic moves. [Release page] Written by Roman Kolesnikov (aka Noisyfilter) Radiance delivers a splendid mantra-like evanescent ambient initiatory journey. The musical content is largely made of buzzing droning sequences, sampled textures […]

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Jean Piché :: Heliograms (Digitalis)

At first glance you might be expecting another analogue synth-fest, well, nothing could be further from the truth as Heliograms was apparently one of the first albums to be recorded almost entirely using digital and computer equipment, the exception being the necessary analogue mastering. [Release page] After the fictional tapestry depicting the supposed provenance of […]

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Ireneusz Socha :: Polin (Mathka)

The juxtaposition of growling electronics with light radio orchestra entertainment, a romantic harp and accordion duet with glitched piano notes, a little noise and a lot of colour offers a hörspiel of dramatic contrasts and an epilogue that speaks volumes even beyond its source text. [Release page] Ireneusz Socha is a force on the Polish […]

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Grzegorz Bojanek :: Remaining Sounds (Dynamophone)

Active, organic ingredients merge and submerge themselves and new soundscapes—which include bass, clangs and flutter—are constantly shifting, almost invisibly around layers of dust and molten electrical fog. Clicks, crackles, clips, found sounds, loose tonal activity, buzzing, petrified electro-acoustics, musique concrète, prepared and unprepared electronics, static hissing and warmth—this only begins to describe Etalabel operator Grzegorz […]

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Derek Piotr :: Airing (Bitsquare)

Carefully processed, minimal and manipulated layers of various instruments, beats, clicks, field recordings and his own vocals are lowered down from above and slotted together with the delicate precision but contradictory force of an industrial crane, placing steel girders into concrete foundations and often leaving you in the centre his own musical construction site. The […]

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Mirt :: Artificial Field Recordings (Cat Sun)

His sound has the aural texture of a daguerreotype, the mid-nineteenth century photographic process that makes every nuance, every pore so sharp and visible, though eerily, silvery. The trumpet he plays is a very wise choice as it adds some carnal juice. Wooden rhythms, fizzling wires, springs and flywheels and dub echoes bouncing off bare […]

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