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audio art . experimental

Ulrich Troyer meets Georg Blaschke - Somatic Soundtracks

Ulrich Troyer meets Georg Blaschke - Somatic Soundtracks, 4Bit Productions, Neural, electronic, experimental, minimal, audio art, Aurelio Cianciotta, Ulrich-Troyer-meets-Georg-Blaschke_Somatic-Soundtracks.jpgCD - 4Bit
Among the cuts of Somatic Soundtracks we find analogue synthesizers, loops, effects and guitars. The compositions were created in 2010 and 2012 to provide material for the choreographic work of Georg Blaschke, a dancer and maths/philosophy/pedagogy graduate. Blaschke was previously  ... [ Continue ]

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ambient . drone . field recordings

Radiomentale / Eric Pajot - I-Land

Radiomentale, Eric Pajot, - I-Land, f4 Music, field recordings, drone, texture, field recordings, Aurelio Cianciotta, Radiomentale_Eric-Pajot_ILand.jpgCD - f4 Music
On first listening it is not easy to recognize the genealogy of this duo, whose origins are grounded in the rave and techno scenes of the nineties, in dj culture, and in a fascination with synthetic sounds and sci-fi movie settings. Jean-Yves Leloup and Eric Pajot, aka Radiomentale  ... [ Continue ]

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audio art . experimental

Plinth - Collected Machine Music

Plinth, Collected Machine Music, Time Released Sound, ambient, classical, experimental, folk, minimalist, machine music, mechanical music, michael tanner, music box, toy music, victorian, United Kingdom, Aurelio Cianciotta, Plinth_Collected-Machine-Music.jpgCD - Time Released Sound
We are immediately moved to an unreal dimension, hyper melodious and out of time. This work has been realized using boîte à musique (music boxes), devices that function as automatic instruments. Thin sheets of steel arranged in combs are made to vibrate using pins and rollers or a spinning plate, producing  ... [ Continue ]

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experimental . field recordings . impro

Mathias Delplanque - Chutes

Mathias Delplanque, Chutes, Baskaru, Karu, elettroacustica, experimental, free form, impro, Aurelio Cianciotta, Mathias-Delplanque_Chutes.jpgCD - Baskaru
Mathias Delplanque is a talented musician with experience performing sound installation works and electro-acoustic compositions. His creations often balance objects and audio captures, giving life to interesting digital textures. His approach includes improvisational elements but emphasis is  ... [ Continue ]

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audio art . field recordings . soundscapes

Ephraim Wegner & Julia Weinmann - Eins Bis Sechzehn

Ephraim Wegner & Julia Weinmann, Eins Bis Sechzehn, Crónica, Miguel Carvalhais, field recordings, audio art, Fast Fourier Transform, granular synthesis, site specific, modernist, Clovis Vallois,  Ephraim-Wegner-&-Julia-Weinmann_Eins-Bis-Sechzehn.jpgCD - Crónica
A hotel in ruins, burdened with memories and environments evocative of fascinating decadence. Here are spaces that became uninhabitable, now only remotely reminiscent of the splendour of the 60s through 80s, during which period the tourist industry embraced an approach that leaned  ... [ Continue ]

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AAVV - Between

AAVV, Between, 12K, Simon Scott, Corey Fuller, Marcus Fischer, Tomoyoshi Date, Taylor Deupree, Recorded live at Kinse Ryokan, Kyoto, on October 8th, 2012, experimenta, drone, impro, audio art, sound designer, Aurelio Cianciotta, AAVV_Between.jpgCD - 12K
Recorded live at the Kinse Ryokan in Kyoto, on 8th October 2012, Between is the creation of an ensemble of uncommon talent and inspiration. It is rare to come across a roster that combines such names as Taylor Deupree, Simon Scott, Corey Fuller, Marcus Fischer and Tomoyoshi Date. Although  ... [ Continue ]

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Tree People, Pokemachine - Split

Tree People, Pokemachine, Split, Staalplaat, Le Petit Mignon, improvisation, noise, experimental, electronic, DIY, underground art, Aurelio Cianciotta, Tree-People,-Pokemachine---Split.jpg7" + 3D book - Le Petit Mignon
Located in the shop of the Staalplaat crew in Berlin, Le Petit Mignon is a music label that also hides a publishing house and an itinerant art gallery focused on DIY culture, underground art and graphic design. The company has recently released a new album that is absolutely worthy of attention  ... [ Continue ]

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drone . experimental . field recordings

Quartz - Five Years On Cold Asphalt

Quartz, Five Years On Cold Asphalt, Crónica, field recordings, drone, Alexandr Vatagin, Electronic, Experimental, Alexander Schubert , Nicolas Bernier, Martin Siewert, Stefan Nemeth, David Schweighart, Bernhard Breuer, Tupolev, Port Royal, Aurelio Cianciotta, Quartz---Five-Years-On-Cold-Asphalt.jpgCD - Crónica
His debut album on Crónica Electronica, a Portuguese label well known to the lovers of the experimental scene, Five Years On Cold Asphalt is the beginning of the solo career of Alexandr Vatagin, aka Quarz, already famous for his collaborations with Valeot and Liska Records, and for his commitment  ... [ Continue ]

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drone . electronica . experimental

Nad Spiro - Atomic Spy

Nad Spiro, Atomic Spy, Geometrik, electronic, experimental, drone, Aurelio Cianciotta, Nad-Spiro---Atomic-Spy.jpgCD - Geometrik
Dark, twisted, cerebral resonances filled with electronic retreats and industrial audio emergencies are mixed with drones, percussive electroacoustic insertions and clotted vocal breaks. The whole generates maudit suggestions and shocking and claustrophobic atmospheres that maintain a great charm  ... [ Continue ]

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drone . experimental . field recordings

Murmer - What Are The Roots That Clutch

Murmer, What Are The Roots That Clutch, Helen Scarsdale, field recordings, experimental, site-specific, acusmatica, ambient, drone, Aurelio Cianciotta, Murmer---What-Are-The-Roots-That-Clutch.jpgCD - Helen Scarsdale
Under the moniker of Murmer hides Patrick McGinley, a field recordist who we remember for his We Share a Shadow, released in 2007 and the interesting live albums with Jim Haynes, another sound artist who works with Helen Scarsdale, a label specializing in the ambient and drone genres  ... [ Continue ]

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Lingouf - Terre De Pierres

Lingouf, Terre De Pierres, Ant-Zen, experimental, elettronica, acoustic, digital, field recordings, Aurelio Cianciotta, Lingouf---Terre-De-Pierres.jpgCD- Ant-Zen
The record opens with the minimal sounds of a clock, its ticking mixed with very frail ambient sounds. The texture gradually fills out with overlapping recordings and other elements that reveal a melodic and rhythmic matrix. The matrix appears to be based on a fascination with time, with cryptic  ... [ Continue ]

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Lawrence English - For / Not For John Cage

Lawrence English, For / Not For John Cage, Line, Experimedia, ambient, experimental, musica aleatoria, Aurelio Cianciotta, Lawrence-English---For-Not-For-John-Cage.jpgCD - Line
The ambivalence of the title “For/Not For John Cage” and the reference to the master (whose birthday saw its hundredth anniversary last year) is suggestive of a versatile, multi-sided and chaotic treatment. While partially the case the record also features pleasantly iterated and ambient frequencies  ... [ Continue ]

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Kid Koala - 12 Bit Blues

Kid Koala, 12 Bit Blues, Ninja Tune, abstract hip-hop, experimental, Neural, Aurelio Cianciotta, Kid-Koala---12-Bit-Blues.jpgCD - Ninja Tune
Thanks to the ability and versatility of Kid Koala, it is possible that an album in an oblique blues style with abstract hip-hop contaminations may also assume more experimental connotations, attractive to a certain niche audience used to dissonances, manipulations and other extreme exercises in style  ... [ Continue ]

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abstract . experimental . field recordings

Dakim - 34 Fragments

Dakim, 34 Fragments, Dak, Senufo Editions, abstract hip hop, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), field recording, experimental, Aurelio Cianciotta, Dakim---34-Fragments.jpgCD - Senufo Editions
From the San Francisco Bay Area in California comes Dakim Saadiq, also known under the moniker Dak as an abstract hip-hop producer and lo-fi experimenter. In 34 Fragments, varying the sound quality of his sources, Saadiq subjects his audio captures – collected along the many branches  ... [ Continue ]

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John Cage - Song Books

John Cage, Song Books, Sub Rosa, contemporary music, Compositions, Aurelio Cianciotta, John-Cage---Song-Books.jpg2CD + booklet - Sub Rosa
The re-release of a John Cage work always gives a reviewer the opportunity to underline the importance of this figure in the evolution of the contemporary music. 2012 saw the hundredth anniversary of the composer’s birth, resulting in celebrations and special event across the world  ... [ Continue ]

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acoustic/digital . experimental . field recordings

eRikm - Transfall

eRikm, Transfall,  Room40, field recording, musica atonale, acoustic-digital, experimental, electronic, abstract, Aurelio Cianciotta, eRikm---Transfall.jpgCD - Room40
In the notes of the album eRikm says: “The time spent on the composition of some of these pieces gave me the possibility to break out, that is to get out of my usual processes of degeneration/generation of a body or of a multiplicity of ‘pre-existing sound objects. Thus my gesture shifted  ... [ Continue ]

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experimental . noise

Jean Dubuffet - Expériences Musicales (II)

Jean Dubuffet, Expériences Musicales (II), Aurelio Cianciotta, musique concrète, noise, experimental, Asger Jorn, Internationale Situationniste, Aurelio Cianciotta, Jean-Dubuffet---Experiences-Musicales.jpg2CD - Rumpsti Pumsti
Expériences Musicales leaves a strong impression on the listener and is part of a small number of recordings that have “anticipated” the history of contemporary music. Jean Dubuffet, a multiform creative mind, influenced a large part of twentieth century music with his concept  ... [ Continue ]

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Francisco Meirino - Untitled Phenomenas In Concrete

Francisco Meirino, Untitled Phenomenas In Concrete, cave12, audio paint, field recordings, experimental, UPIC, Iannis Xenakis, sintesi additiva, Aurelio Cianciotta, Francisco-Meirino---Untitled-Phenomenas-In-Concrete.jpgCD - cave12
This album utilizes 85 sessions of hybrid “audio paint” system HighC/UPIC and field recordings of fallen snow, breaking bones, magnetic filed and insects. The system is a structural model of additive colour inspired by the UPIC works of Iannis Xenakis that date back to the late seventies  ... [ Continue ]

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Helmut Schäfer - Thought Provoking III

Helmut Schäfer, Thought Provoking III,  23five, Zbigniew Karkowski, Will Guthrie, St. Andre Church, Graz, Disruptor, Bisskraft, Eminent Risk Factor, Neural, Aurelio Cianciotta, Helmut-Schafer---Thought-Provoking.jpgCD - 23five
This interpretation of Helmut Schäfer’s free score features muted tones from a pipe organ, electronics, a hair dryer, a gong, a violin and an intermittent flux of percussion. These are the basic elements of Though Provoking III, the last work by the Austrian electroacoustic composer  ... [ Continue ]

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poesia sonora

Enzo Minarelli - Fame

Enzo Minarelli, Fame, Pogus, performance, poesia sonora, Aurelio Cianciotta, Enzo-Minarelli---Fame.jpgCD - Pogus
Pogus has released the new project by Enzo Minarelli, a sound poet, theorist (see his 1987 manifesto on Polypoetry) and experimenter very attracted to the concept of word drifts. Minarelli has created an archive, the 3ViTre, a verbo-voco-visual collection formally related to a tradition that began  ... [ Continue ]

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ambient . experimental

Fennesz - AUN / The Beginning And End Of All Things

Fennesz, AUN / The Beginning And End Of All Things, Ash, Touch, Cendre, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Neural, Aurelio Cianciotta, Fennesz---AUN--The-Beginning-And-End-Of-All-Things.jpgCD - Ash / Touch
It is always difficult to begin discussing new releases by Christian Fennesz. Maybe this is due to the size of his personality, or perhaps it is the complex aesthetics of his compositions, which often center on very elegant and harmonious ambient-drones. His more recent works almost completely  ... [ Continue ]

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eRikm, Martin Tetreault, Arnaud Rivière, Dj Sniff - DRIFT-01

eRikm, Martin Tetreault, Arnaud Rivière, Dj Sniff - DRIFT-01, Aurelio Cianciotta, Art Kill Art, eRikmMartinTetreaultArnaudRivièreDjSniffDRIFT.jpg 3xLP - Art Kill Art
Four turntablist djs improvise without a prearranged theme and record the performance separately on the same number of tracks. The arrangement is then presented using a special vinyl technique that keeps the different scratches separate and allows them to intersect continuously  ... [ Continue ]

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Emanuele De Raymondi - Buyukberber Variations

Emanuele De Raymondi, Buyukberber Variations, Zerokilled, Kreuzberg, acoustic, digital, experimental, Aurelio Cianciotta, Emanuele-De-Raymondi---Buyukberber-Variations.jpgCD - Zerokilled
Skillfully drawing on his expertise in a number of areas (including electronic, free improvisation, jazz, minimalism and ambient music) Emanuele De Raymondi’s work is formed exclusively from a live recording of virtuoso Turkish clarinet player Oğuz Büyükberber, captured  ... [ Continue ]

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field recordings

Deison - Quiet Rooms

Deison, Quiet Rooms, Aagoo, audio art, drone, field recordings, Aurelio Cianciotta, Deison---Quiet-Rooms.jpgCD - Aagoo
The imaginative ambient sounds in this record were captured in four different rooms by Friulan sound-artist Cristiano Deison, a very ethereal manipulator not new to the international scenes, thanks to his work with artists such as Thurston Moore, Scanner and KK Null. In Quiet Rooms  ... [ Continue ]

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audio art

Carl Schilde - Wow

Carl Schilde, Wow, Heavy Listening, happening, performance, sound art, Aurelio Cianciotta, Carl-Schilde---Wow.jpgCD - Heavy Listening
Wow is faithful to the implicit statement of intent in its title. The vinyl confines itself to ultralow frequencies at the limits of human perception and is supposed to be played and amplified using different equipment in order to create divergent playback effects  ... [ Continue ]

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field recordings

Angus Carlyle & Rupert Cox - Air Pressure

Angus Carlyle & Rupert Cox , Air Pressure, Gruen, field recordings, sound-artist, genius loci, experimental, Aurelio Cianciotta, Angus-Carlyle-&-Rupert-Cox---Air-Pressure.jpgCD - Gruenrekorder
Between 2010 and 2011 Rupert Cox and Angus Carlyle captured a broad collection of audio recordings that focus on the planting and harvesting of specific cultivations in Japan. The farm in question came into being in 1966 and is the last place in the area to survive an ongoing project  ... [ Continue ]

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Økapi & Aldo Kapi Orchestra - Opera Riparata [Tribute To Bruno Munari]

Økapi & Aldo Kapi Orchestra, Opera Riparata, Tribute To Bruno Munari, Illegal-Art, plunderphonics, plunderphonica, bastard pop, audio-pirataggio,  Aurelio Cianciotta, Okapi---opera_riparata_web.jpgCD - Illegal-Art
Inspired by a seminal text written in the late sixties by Bruno Munari and Davide Mosconi, the turntablist and cut-up artist Filippo Paolini - based in Rome and better known under the moniker Økapi – has created an interesting experimental opera project, surgically operating on 40 different works  ... [ Continue ]

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Strøm - Fold

Strøm, Fold, Domizil, Gaudenz Badrutt, Christian Müller, click, micromusic, impro, drone, Aurelio Cianciotta, storm_fold_web.jpgCD - Domizil
Hiding behind the moniker Strøm, the duo formed by Guadenz Badrutt and Christian Müller investigates abstract sound constructions, utilizing many stylistic approaches. In this latest work they have arrived at a greater minimalism that, in the layered patterns, is filled with a rather iterated and fascinating machinic lyricism  ... [ Continue ]

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field recordings

Simon Scott - Below Sea Level

Simon Scott, Below Sea Level, 12K, field recordings, Fens, East Anglia, experimental, texture, MaxMSP, genius loci, Aurelio Cianciotta, SimonScott_web.jpgCD - 12K
Simon Scott, newly published by 12K, is a sound artist hailing from Cambridge, an English city also home to Keshhhhhh Recordings, another worthy label dedicated to ethereal digital music. In "Below Sea Level" delicate textures and acoustic treatments are crossed with field recordings, giving birth to an interesting  ... [ Continue ]

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Philippe Petit - Extraordinary Tales Of A Lemon Girl

Philippe Petit - Extraordinary Tales Of A Lemon Girl, Aagoo, modern ambient, experimental, acustic,  field recording, Aurelio Cianciotta, PhilippePetit_web.jpgCD - Aagoo
Philippe Petit is not new to revisiting contemporary music tradition: as a journalist and activist he can boast of almost three decades of genre-traversing experience sharing his own specific passions. His works have been released by cult labels such as Pandemonium and Bip-Hop that are actually his creatures  ... [ Continue ]

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field recordings

Yann Novak & Robert Crouch - Fata Morgana

Yann Novak & Robert Crouch, Fata Morgana, Murmur, field recording, video, drone music, Aurelio Cianciotta, YannNovak_web.jpgCD - Murmur
Using field recordings, a multiscreen projection and other rarefied sounds, Yann Novak & Robert Crouch have created a fascinating narration with multiple concatenations and measured minimal arrangements. Appropriately, the title “Fata Morgana” is a direct reference to the optical effect  ... [ Continue ]

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Rodolphe Alexis - Sempervirent

Rodolphe Alexis, Sempervirent, Gruenrekorder,  sound-recordist, field recordings, experimental, Aurelio Cianciotta, RodolpheAlexis_web.jpgCD - Gruenrekorder
In this release for Gruenrekorder, Rodolphe Alexis, a Parisian experimental sound artist and designer, accustomed to the manipulation of field recordings and meticulous editing, has created stereo sequences using parabolic quadraphonic microphones. These recordings were captured mainly in parks  ... [ Continue ]

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Thomas Koner - Novaya Zemlya

Thomas Koner, Novaya Zemlya, Touch, field recordings, drone, site specific, experimental, music, Aurelio Cianciotta, ThomasKoner_web.jpgCD - Touch
Novaya Zemlya by Thomas Köner is made of abstractions that do not condense into a tangible construction. The continuum is very perturbing and is diluted in barely audible frequencies. In this release for Touch, the author, who can boast of a long career in the ambient-isolationist scene  ... [ Continue ]

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V4W.enko And Sanmi - Y:E:T

V4W.enko And Sanmi, Y:E:T, Nexsound, suoni generativi, experimental, glitch, abstract, noise, Aurelio Cianciotta, V4W_web.jpgCD - Nexsound
This work is based on fascinating generative sounds, sensually moving between hyper-vivid structures. These are developed through patterns organized in multilevel textures that are rich in sudden changes of register, dysfunctions and digital jumps. Continuously expanding rhythmic concatenations evolve  ... [ Continue ]

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Terre Thaemlitz - Soulnessless

Terre Thaemlitz, Soulnessless, Comatose, Pen Drive USB, micro SD, Aurelio Cianciotta, TerreTaemlitz_web.jpgPen Drive USB/Micro SD - Comatose
It takes around 15 minutes to copy the 15.66 Gb of audio files, videos and texts to our hard disk. This memorable release by Terre Thaemlitz for Comatose Recordings includes 32 hours worth of MP3s, 80 minutes of films and more than 150 pages of PDFs. It seems implicit that such a quantity of material can't be  ... [ Continue ]

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