Componisten: Aaron Dilloway | Alter Ego | Andrew Pekler | Angela Wai Nok Hui | aya | Bana Haffar | Bill Nace | Caroline Elizabeth Polachek | Giuseppe Ielasi | Id M Theft Able | Ilpo Väisänen | Jean-Luc Guionnet | Kim Gordon | Lena Platonos | Luke Younger | Mat Eric Hart | Matmos | Max Syedtollan | Michel Redolfi | Mika Vainio | Olivia Block | Sami Salo | Sarah Davachi | Sean McCann | Stuart Chalmers | Weston Olencki | Will Guthrie
Electro-acoustische fragmenten, geïmproviseerde geluiden, vreemde liedjes en auditieve absurditeiten.
00:00 Resonator Spot
00:29 Aya – If [redacted] Thinks He’s Having This As A Remix He Can Frankly Do One
03:35 Andrew Pekler & Giuseppe Ielasi – 2 Paros
07:32 Id M Theft Able – The Curve Of The Earth
09:10 Olivia Block – Great Northern, 34428
13:40 Stuart Chalmers – Fire
18:51 Alter Ego + Matmos – Pranam, A(Round) Giacinto Scelsi Side B
24:00 Angela Wai Nok Hui – Vestigium 2
25:00 CEP – Up The Flagpole
27:46 Bana Haffar – Intimations
31:18 Michel Redolfi – Fluide Et Sonique
34:20 Lena Platonos – Henna
37:27 Pan Sonic – Corridor
40:27 Max Syedtollan – The Remainder
43:40 Mat Eric Hart – Haguro Shugendō
47:11 Body-Dilloway-Head – Body-Erase
49:37 Jean-Luc Guionnet & Will Guthrie – Bounce
52:47 Helm – Axis
56:17 Weston Olencki – witched windows
57:00 Sean McCann & Sarah Davachi – LA in the Rain
Contorting language, dialect, gender and sexuality between intermittently controlled bursts of rhythm, noise and aural goop, she has sculpted a set of autobiographical vignettes that challenge established norms, question supposed truths and affirm a spectrum of interlocking experiences.
Andrew Pekler & Giuseppe Ielasi.
Both noted for strikingly forward-thinking bodies of solo work dating back to the 1990s, the duo of Andrew Pekler & Giuseppe Ielasi – collaborators for the better part of a decade – reemerge with ‘Palimpsests’, their first outing with Shelter Press. Built from deconstructed layers of texture, tone, and arrhythmic percussiveness, the album’s 2 sides distill 6 years of work into 9 splintered, airy reimaginings of minimalism – each surprising, creatively rigorous, and startlingly beautiful – that rest at the outer reaches of contemporary electroacoustic practice and musique concrète.
Id M Theft Able.
The initial idea for “Well I Fell in Love with the Eye at the Bottom of the Well” was actually to attempt to make a doo wop song with that as the title. I kept adding more and more ideas and those ideas blossomed into other ideas to the extent that there’s only the faintest hint of that initial doo wop impulse on the album but a whole other sort of garden grew up around it and through it. It was probably a decade from the moment that that title popped into my head as an idea for a doo wop song to its completion as a full length album, one that has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with doo wop.
Olivia Block is an experimental music/sound composer and media artist based in Chicago. Her studio based compositions are published on And/Oar, Cut, Erstwhile, Glistening Examples, NNA, Room40, Sedimental, and Touch among other labels.
After a spell dusting old memories in the museum of imaginary sounds, now
loops tapes scavenged from the landfill of time. Occasionally string trance meditations.
Alter Ego + Matmos.
Collaboration between Italian contemporary chamber music ensemble Alter Ego with experimental electronic music duo Matmos. Recorded live at Festival Dissonanze & Festival Romaeuropa (Teatro Palladium, Roma, May 20th 2005) + Festival Afterforum (Teatro Comunale di Ferrara, May 21st 2005)
Angela Wai Nok Hui.
A percussionist and multidisciplinary artist based in London and Hong Kong. Her works often engages with political references, identity-related issues all of which are placed directly within the strange and beautiful sound world that surrounds us all.
CEP (Caroline Elizabeth Polachek). Entirely made using sine waves, this is Polachek’s first instrumental album, and is a 60 minute collection of meditative, minimal pieces made in the background of her other projects from 2013-2016. Coming weeks after the announce of Chairlift’s breakup announcement, Drawing The Target Around The Arrow is an unexpected departure from the melodic vocals that have become her signature. In an interview with The Creative Independent, Polachek talks about making this record for “functional use” rather than as personal expression or for entertainment.
Bana Haffar is a meandering electronic musician living between Asheville, NC and Beirut Lebanon. Included in the Touch: Displacing compilation. Twelve exclusive tracks recorded by Touch or Touch-affiliated artists for one year’s subscription, with contributions from Oren Ambarchi, Olivia Block, Richard Chartier, Robert Crouch, John Eckhardt, Bana Haffar, Philip Jeck, Bethan Kellough, Geneva Skeen, Sohrab, Carl Stone and Chris Watson, leading with “Kharabat” by Sohrab – all mastered by Denis Blackham, to whom once again grateful thanks are due. Receipts will, as with Touch: Isolation [the collection is still available], be shared amongst the artists. A time to support independent music while it still exists!
Michel Redolfi (b. Dec 8, 1951) is a French electroacoustic composer and experimental musician from Marseille, best known for the ‘underwater music’ concept. In 1969, he co-founded GMEM (Groupe de musique expérimentale de Marseille) with Marcel Frémiot and Georges Boeuf.
Greek electronic music legend Lena Platonos returns to Dark Entries with Balancers, an LP of previously unreleased material recorded between 1982-1985. Athens-based Platonos has worked with the label previously to reissue her three solo LPs – Gallop, Sun Masks, and Lepidoptera – as well as to release three accompanying 12” EPs featuring modern remixes of her work. She is renowned for her forays into cutting-edge electronic experimentation as well as her striking, impressionistic poetry and lyrics, always recited in Greek.
Pan Sonic (known as Panasonic from 1993 until 1998) were an internationally renowned Finnish electronic music project consisting of Mika Vainio, Ilpo Väisänen and Sami Salo.
In 1994, they began releasing on Sähkö Recordings, the experimental techno label of their friend Tommi Grönlund. On their first tour outside of Finland, while in London, they got a record deal with Blast First (the Mute sub-label). In 1995, their first release on Blast First was “Vakio” which received international recognition. In 1996, Sami Salo left Pan Sonic and the project continued as a duo until disbanding in 2009.
This collection of music from autodidact composer Max Syedtollan (fka Horse Whisperer) sees him elaborating upon the chamber music approach of 2019’s ‘Planctae’, in collaboration with London/Brussels collective ‘Plus-Minus Ensemble’ – presenting three new pieces all written in the last year.
Freewheeling narratives unravel to mutant, agile and often weirdly funny music – the everyday and the historical colliding in joyous ostranenie. Fractured string and woodwind arrangements vie with almost teenage-punk-bandy guitar ‘n’ drums, in an idiosyncratic yet irresistable explosion of virtuoso amateurism. Researches into esoteric archaeology leak into dissociative autobiography, the presence of ‘text’ flooding every corner of these strange and intricate musical microcosms.
Mat Eric Hart.
Mat Eric Hart is a British artist, producer, dj & sound recordist
currently based in Provence, France. His work explores the realms of field recording, soundscape composition, sound design and sonic art through a practice deeply rooted in listening to & connecting with the natural world.
Fieldwave, Vol. 2 is the second release in our compilation series created by broadcaster, sound collector and Nonclassical A&R consultant, Nick Luscombe, bringing together artists with field recording at the heart of their work. This second volume focuses on the sounds of Japan, with tracks from Japanese musicians and from British artists who have gathered recordings via trips to Japan.
Aaron Dilloway operates as a solo artist, but collaborates ceaselessly, whether as a former member of Wolf Eyes or in innumerable other contexts. Body/Head is the duo of Kim Gordon and Bill Nace. Nace has charted an iconoclastic trajectory as a freewheeling improviser and composer on his own and in group settings. Gordon, best known as a member of Sonic Youth, was always active outside that band during its existence and continues to expand her tireless horizons since its dissolution.
To put it plain, on Body/Dilloway/Head there are guitars and vocals and magnetic tape and amplification. These elements interact with the aid of effects machines.
Jean-Luc Guionnet & Will Guthrie.
Maxed out and burning hot nasty, Electric Rag brings together the electric organs, electronics and alto sax of Jean-Luc Guionnet, with the closely amplified drums and percussion of Will Guthrie.
After years of playing together in the minimalist pointillist free jazz noise core trio ‘The Ames Room’ (with Clayton Thomas on bass) Electric Rag offers up another point of view on a musical history of nearly 15 years of playing together.
The 8 titles of Electric Rag draw on their various experience in electronic music, free improvisation and experimental sound research, however the music is deeply rooted in their love of jazz, in its most potent, aggressive and antisocial form.
Helm is Luke Younger, a sound artist and experimental musician based in London, working with a vast array of revolving instrumentation and abstract sound sources. Younger’s compositions build dense aural landscapes that incorporate elements of musique concrete and industrial music alongside hallucinatory drones and various acousmatic phenomena.
SC-born, VT-based musician, instrument builder, programmer & sound artist.
Sarah Davachi & Sean McCann.
Mother of Pearl is the first duo album from composers Sarah Davachi and Sean McCann. Two people, a couple, recording together at home. A slow, autumnal album made with no preconceptions or planning. Intimate, intended for ourselves.
Sessions were captured simultaneously in two ways to build the shared space of perception. Sculpted hesitations made late at night. Short statements of melody are left space to rest and repose. The presence of room tone and the air are characters in all of these recordings – weaving freely within the music.