Just Unlucky I Guess (Remix) - Various - Patchwork Connect - Deadwood Tracks Remixed
Label: Dirtydemos - dirtyCDR 004 • Format: CDr Limited Edition, Compilation • Country: UK • Genre: Electronic • Style: Glitch, Noise, Experimental
Vital Weekly, the webcast: we offering a weekly webcast, freely to download. This can be regarded as the audio-supplement to Vital Weekly. Presented as a radioprogramm with excerpts of just some of the CDs no vinyl or MP3 reviewed. It will remain on the site for a limited period most likely weeks.
Download the file to your MP3 player and enjoy! In week 9 we'll return but somewhat later in the week, probably Thursday March 1st. Kahn presents seven compositions that were created for analogue synthesizer, percussion, short wave radio and field recordings from Croatia, Egypt, Japan, Lebanon and Switzerland. In much of his work, solo and improvisation wise, Kahn loves the stretched fields of sound: long blocks of drone like sounds that only evolve minimally over the course of a piece.
On 'Fields' this is no different, but throughout it seems as if he uses many layers, as opposed to just a few. All the sounds start at once and then through clever mixing and filtering changes are made. Subtle changes in the work of Kahn, but nevertheless a trademark of his work, a very fine disc. Like said, solo recordings are quite sparse for him. On 'Reframed' he has five pieces Just Unlucky I Guess (Remix) - Various - Patchwork Connect - Deadwood Tracks Remixed he made Again Again (Bonus Track) - Lady Gaga & Ciara - MP3 Collection processing bowed cymbals.
That probably leads the reader to the world of subtle drone music, and so does the music. Deep sounding of faint traces of endlessly sustaining sounds of cymbals. It's a bit unclear how he did it, which I believe is not really of big importance anyway, but it seems to me various layers of the same sound, which have been subtly treated accordingly. A great disc, and a big surprise. That would be the classic opening line for a review of his music, hadn't he been already releasing a couple of classically composed albums by now.
So his first trio suite CD, with 'No. Like his previous classical CDs, I have no clue what to say. The trio here is piano, oboe and cello and two of the pieces last ten minutes and one fifteen. My point of reference and most likely that of my fellow writers is zero. It's not that I don't like classical music as such, although rarely played here, but to 'judge' it is something wholly different.
To me it sounds a bit baroque rather than romantic, but hey, who am I? I surely liked it when I played it. I read the newspaper, drank coffee, looked outside and thought: well, it's kind of alright.
But will I play it again? Not very likely, as this simply operates too far out of what I usually like and would play for fun. And all three are new names for me. Micheal Evans and Jeff Arnal hail from New York where they make their marks on the improvisation scene.
They both play conventional drum kits and they play it in a rather conventional manner. I must admit I do like improvised music on compact disc, even when it's usually better live, but I have Woke Up This Morning = ウォウク・アップ・ディス・モーニング - Nickelback = ニッケルバック* - Silver Side Up = シルヴァー・サイド・アップ problem with this one.
It starts out vivid and wild, but in this endless stream of percussion sounds it needs a point of quietness, but they keep rolling on.
Half the tracks would have had the same impact, or perhaps even a bigger one, as far as I'm concerned. Of more interest I think is the disc by Jesse Stewart who is from Canada who plays percussive music on a bunch of found objects, such as metal, stone and objects in water.
Moving away from the conventional percussive music, Stewart plays nine short, and highly diverse pieces of music. Carefully strumming the objects, finding sounds and exploring them.
Ringing and sustaining by repetitive playing, this is a great work. The works are The Vengeful One - Disturbed - Live At Red Rocks not in three blocks but mixed together, so that the diversity is maintained throughout this work. Not quite onkyo as Stewart doesn't too much silence or plays the real drum kit in a different way, but Stewart has his own way of approaching the percussion at hand, and in doing so, he is spot on.
Great CD! High Mayhem is a yearly festival for new and adventurous music in Santa Fe. The label by the same name documents these concerts and offers recordings from groups that circle around this festival. The 'High Mayhem Festival ' -cd may serve as an introduction to this scene.
Five musicians that played at this festival were asked to make a mix using all the recordings or the fourth edition of this festival. For earlier editions of this festival labelboss Carlos Santistevan choose for the cd-rom format, covering all the musical acts as mp3-files. Great documents, and I wished more festivals were doing this.
Now however they took the opposite direction and summarize the festival in 5 collages. The ensemble Out of Context is one of ensembles that played at this festival, and with their cd "Wenomadmen" they present the most interesting release of these four. Out of Context is a big ensemble of ten musicians. Leader and conductor Dino J. Deane successfully keeps together this group already Just Unlucky I Guess (Remix) - Various - Patchwork Connect - Deadwood Tracks Remixed several years.
The piece starts starts with a climaxing drumsolo, that opens the door for deep resonating sound improvisations. The music progresses slowly, waves of sound come and go. Then with a flute as the dominant instrument, at other moments the bassoon or trumpet.
At times it is as if you are finding yourself amidst of the jungle, listening to a cacophony sounds of the most exotic birds. Don't expect drastic manoeuvres, or unexpected twists in this kind of improvisation. These guys have lots of time and patience, and allow the music to develop and expand. The ensemble is conducted effectively by Deane in a Butch Morris style, so that the ensemble is not lost in space and time, but remains focussed and concentrated.
In the second part Sam Rhodes sings in a tuvan throat singing style, that gives the music a very meditative feel. It was a surprise to find Joseph Sabella vibes, percussion in this ensemble.
It must be one of the oldest mates of Deane, as they were both in the 'new wave' group Indoor Life, somewhere in the early eighties. Taiji Pole is like a stripped down version of Out of Context. It is a new trio with the curious line up of J. Deane vertical fluteCarlos Santistevan vertical bassand Matt Deason horizontal bassall of them members of Out of Context.
We hear the same kind of improvisations: sonic textures that are built with great care and with a good sense for development and time. A difference with Out of Context: this trio plays in a much darker mood. The music is noisy and loud. In two spacy and very lengthy improvisations, sometimes with the allure of early german cosmic music, they tell their story. Another very satisfying cd! Concerning Grilly Biggs, I have to say that it didn't sparkle between us.
They mix improvisation, electronic sound excursions with jazzy sections of drum'n'bass like music. So Just Unlucky I Guess (Remix) - Various - Patchwork Connect - Deadwood Tracks Remixed absolutely try to create something new. But the concept and musicians are not very convincing. Especially you have to like vibraphone, as this instrument is constantly taking part. Alas the player of it, is the weak spot in this combo.
Just Unlucky I Guess (Remix) - Various - Patchwork Connect - Deadwood Tracks Remixed new CD could be of great help to achieve this. The work, indicated by it's length, was created one afternoon in february last year, and played live there after a couple of Just Unlucky I Guess (Remix) - Various - Patchwork Connect - Deadwood Tracks Remixed . No bullshitting about.
The length becomes the title, and the listener can come up with his or her Just Unlucky I Guess (Remix) - Various - Patchwork Connect - Deadwood Tracks Remixed story. On a laptop. How much more simple can it get? Or rather does it have to be complex? No it doesn't. Over the course of the fifty-six minutes and twenty-four seconds Yiorgis Sakellariou plays a slowly unfolding piece of drone music, which seems to be growing in intensity throughout.
When you think nothing more can be added, he adds another layer. And another. Most suitable to play in the dark, at night and ghostly activities will surely occur. Or during the day, outside and watching plants grow. Multi-purpose music, I'd say. Great stuff. Powerful music. I never heard of the latter, but apparently he I Am Hated - Slipknot - Iowa the new partner in Joke Lanz' Sudden Infant project and also a member The Kills - Keep On Your Mean Side the Greek duo Family Battle Snake.
Sudden Infant has been running for close to twenty years now, but in recent years I haven't been keeping up with his recorded output. The five pieces captured here were recorded live in in London. Sudden Infant combines noise and performance, and captured on a disc, it leaves us with noise. It's hard to tell what he does, but it seems to me a handful of analogue sound effects and a bunch of toys, microphones and perhaps a turntable.
Not uninteresting, but it sounded a bit like I thought it would. And pretty much the same goes for All I Do Is Doin It Tomorrow - hLX - Look Good Naked five pieces by Kouligas, but it's slightly more boring, or perhaps less imaginative.
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