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ANS, APHEX TWIN, AVANTO FESTIVAL, BAD SECTOR, JOHN CAGE, CORNELIUS, DAT POLITICS, DE FABRIEK, DEADUSHKI, EU, FAUST, FENNESZ, FIZZARUM, LAURENT GARNIER, MATHIAS GMACHL, GRAND VINIOLLES, RICHIE HAWTIN, HECKER, RYOJI IKEDA, INQUISITORUM, ALEJANDRO JODOROWSKY, CEVIN KEY, KK NULL, KLUTCH, LES JOYAUX DE LA PRINCESSE, DAVID LYNCH, MATMOS, MEGO, MERZBOW, MESSER FUR FRAU MULLER, MILLE PLATEAUX, MINIMAL TECHNO, MOON FAR AWAY, MOUSE ON MARS, EUGENIY MURZIN, N&B RESEARCH DIGEST, NINE INCH NAILS, OLE LUKKOYE, OVAL, PAN SONIC, ARVO PART, PLASTIKMAN, PORTISHEAD, RADIAN, STEVE REICH, TERRY RILEY, NICOLAS ROEG, SCANNER, ALFRED SCHNITTKE, ARNOLD SCHOENBERG, SONIG, SPECIES OF FISHES, SPIES BOYS, KARLHEINZ STOCKHAUSEN, LEV TERMEN, TEST DEPT, THEATRE OF POISON, THEREMIN, THRILL JOCKEY, TOO PURE, TOUCH
THEODOR BASTARD "VETVI" VINYL LP - RELEASE DATE: 28.10.2016
KROVJ S MOLOKOM
V/A - RURAL PSYCHOGEOGRAPHY
Nexsound (Ukraine), 2004 | ns20
CD. €8,50 | Buy
ANDREY KIRITCHENKO "Babai"
KOTRA "Lost River"
This Ukrainian compilation is a collection of field recordings from various different rural areas have collected by 16 international contributors and aim to highlight the specific effects that a particular landscape and geographical location can have. Artists are geoff dugan, francisco lopez, courtis (of Reynols), jason kahn, andrey kiritchenko, tomas korber / gunter muller, lunt, the moglass, radian, tom carter (of Charalambidies) & vanessa arn, martin tetreault, rosy parlane, steinbruchel, kim cascone, kotra, kouhei & freiband.
From the mysterious Ukranian label that brought us those amazing Moglass records comes this new comp, heady in concept, but equally heady in sonic experimentation. Psychogeography is explained in detail in the accompanying leaflet, but is a little too dense to explain here. The gist, as far as we can discern, is that psychogeography is a search for secret places, in cities, where madness and transgression result from areas of concentrated sociality. The pieces on this compilation, are the impressions of certain artists, of many of these places, real or imagined. A who's who of minimalism, Francisco Lopez, Courtis (of Reynols), lNexsound label head Andrey Kiritchenko, the Moglass, Radian, Tom Carter, Martin Tetreault, Kim Cascone, Rosy Parlane and more. All utilising the sounds of, or crafting a sonic homage to rural New York state, Patagonia, Arentina, Zurich, France, the Ukraine, Croatia, Bullhead City Arizona, New Zealand and more. From slow subtle rumbling shimmer, to distorted, fractured melodies, to straight up field recordings, this is an amazing document of abstract minimalism.
Psychogeography (the term was coined by the situationist poet Guy Debord around 1950) is the study of the precise laws and specific effects of the geographical environment, whether consciously organized or not, on the emotions and behavior of individuals. This compilation attempts to explore this concept, by presenting the listener a series of changing sonic environments. Field recordings would seem to be the obvious approach to such a concept, but only the first track on this cd is composed purely of such recordings. Geoff Dugan offers binaural recordings made near a lake in New York state. The first half of the cd flows seamlessly together, and quite often I felt that I was listening to one long track. Its as if we have an audio version of the old Surrealist game, where on person starts a drawing on a sheet of paper and then covers it leaving only the edges of the drawing visible so that the next person would continue the drawing using the visible parts as a starting point. No doubt this is the result of the skillful track programming by the editor of this compilation. Artists like Francisco Lopez, Courtis (of Reynols), Jason Kahn, Andrey Kiritchenko, Tomas Korber / Gunter Muller, Lunt, the Moglass, Radian, Tom Carter (of Charalambidies) & Vanessa Arn, Martin Tetreault, Rosy Parlane, Steinbruchel, Kim Cascone, Kotra also appear on the cd. The contribution from Kiritchenko mixes outdoor sounds with spastic acoustic guitar coupled with digital noise. The peak of this cd is the track by the Moglass entitled "Koktebel" an outer body drone which levitates above your ears which would easily put to shame any post rock or digital shoegazer punter. The second half of the cd doesn't maintain the cohesiveness of the first 8 tracks. Yet none of the tracks are slackers, but taken as a whole they create a work stronger than its individual parts. The CD ends with a collaboration by Kouhel & Freiband, a surprisingly noisy track, something which I would not ex pect from a Freiband work. Nothing better than going out in a blaze of glorious noise. (JS)
ARYAN MEMORY: MUSICAL TRADITIONS IN PAMIR (2CD + DVD + BOOK) - Kailas Records / Dolina Bartanga (Russia), 2007
A unique deluxe collector's editon of traditional Pamir music "Aryan Memory". The boxset comprises a 6-panel double DVD digipak holding two audio-CDs, a DVD and a 20-page full-colored booklet with information on musicians and conventional musical instruments of the Pamirs as well as a 100-page full-colored book in 14x25 cm format which describes the history of the Pamirs, beliefs and traditional ways of life of local residents. >>
THEODOR BASTARD. OIKOUMENE - Theo Records, 2012
New album of Theodor Bastard. The title refers to an ancient Greek notion, designating the inhabited or "civilized" sections of our planet, in other words those where mankind has left its mark - for better or worse. That global sweep is certainly echoed in the list of contributors, since our Russian artists are joined here by representatives of British, Zulu, Indian, and French-African traditions. Consequently, the list of instruments employed - and their home nations - is even longer. >>
COH. IIRON - Editions Mego (Austria), 2011
Coming 11 years after IRON, which also tackled the sound of rock with alarming results, the new album features not only recent guitar tracks recorded at Music Research Centre at York University, but also recordings made during Soviet era Russia, which refer to Pavlov's underground music activities in the early 80-ies. IIRON is a powerful, well executed electronic rock record, with just a dash a humour to keep it from becoming pompous, as so much of that kind of music can be sometimes. >>
PSYCHIC TV. THEMES - Cold Spring (UK), 2011
6CD box. For the first time, all "Themes" albums by Psychic TV released together, in a sumptuous, matt laminate, spot-varnished box set. The music itself was designed not only as soundtrack but also for subsequent use by Initiates of The Temple Ov Psychick Youth in their rituals as Functional music intended only to aid in the process of making things happen. It is a practical tool. Thee essential collection of rare, archive and modern PTV ritual / esoteric musick! >>
BAD SECTOR. TRANSPONDER - Infinite Fog Productions, 2011
Long-awaited, CD the version, one of the most interesting albums of Italian master Massimo Magrini! First time Transponder was released as CD-R on Blade Records in 99, now the album is again accessible, in a new format and with additional, exclusive compositions of that period - "Yst" and "Waal"! More than 60 minutes dark, deep, meditative, structured noise-ambient, in the best traditions of "Dolmen Factory" and "Ampos". >>
HYBRYDS. SOUNDTRACK FOR THE ANTWERP ZOO AQUARIUM - Zoharum (Poland), 2011
The reissue of a long-deleted classic album by this legendary Belgian project. It was created especially for the 150th anniversary of the Antwerp Zoo. Music composed by Sandy and Hermann (of Ah-Cama Sotz) was woven in between the sounds of dolphins, killer whales and the noise of the underwater world. The Zoo director wrote the following in the preface: "Soundtrack For The Antwerp Zoo Aquarium" is a musical journey of the similar stature as "20 000 Leagues Under the Sea" by Julius Verne. >>
ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER. RETURNAL - Editions Mego (Austria), 2010
"Returnal" is the 4th album from Daniel Lopatin's Oneohtrix Point Never project, after "Betrayed In The Octagon" (Deception Island, 2007), "Zones Without People" (Arbor, 2009) and "Russian Mind" (No Fun, 2009). All 3 albums being superbly compiled on the "Rifts" double CD set (No Fun, 2009). It sees Lopatin fine tune his craft for creation of deep atmospheres and texture even further. >>
JAZKAMER. THE YOUNG PERSON'S GUIDE TO JAZKAMER - Pica Disk (Norway), 2010
The final release in Jazkamer's 2010 series is a 4CD box-set. CD1: "Wind On Wednesday" (previously unreleased first album from 1998). CD2: "Compilation Tracks" (16 tracks selected from various compilations 2000-2007). CD3: "Vinyl On CD" (first CD version of the "Turntable Surface Fireball 2" LP; the "Knitter" 7", the Jazkamer sides of the Opec and Sandbleistift split LPs). CD4: "Live And More stuff" (live recordings from 2002 and 2010 + rarities). Booklet 1: 16 pages. Booklet 2: 20 pages. >>
TZOLK'IN. HAAB' - Ant-Zen (Germany), 2008
The musical project Tzolk'in is a collaboration between Empusae and Flint Glass - artists who are known in the fields of dark ambient, contemporary ritualistic tribal music and experimental electronica. This project is a conceptual creation inspired by Mayan mythology and the ancient Mayan astrological calendar of the same name. Tzolk'in can easily be viewed as an exotic soundtrack to the phantoms of a dead civilization. >>
MOUSE ON MARS,
THE HAFLER TRIO,
ANGEL (SCHNEIDER TM + ILPO VAISANEN),
MIKA VAINIO (PAN SONIC),
ANDREW LILES (NURSE WITH WOUND),
THE DAYS OF THE TRUMPET CALL,
AIDAN BAKER (NADJA),
SAMOYE BOLSHOYE PROSTOYE CHISLO,
NOISES OF RUSSIA,