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Theodor Bastard - Vetvi [vinyl LP]

THEODOR BASTARD "VETVI" VINYL LP - RELEASE DATE: 28.10.2016

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V/A - RURAL PSYCHOGEOGRAPHY

Nexsound (Ukraine), 2004 | ns20

CD. 8,50 | Buy

<b>V/A - RURAL PSYCHOGEOGRAPHY. </b>

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ANDREY KIRITCHENKO "Babai"
RADIAN "Unje"
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.
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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)
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