niedziela, 13 lutego 2011
1. get a grip
2. i call you up
3. across my dreams
4. the daymoon
5. bad wonder
6. smile now cry later
1. lets get on the bed
2. i thank heaven for everything you do
3. i know it shows
4. except in dreams
5. i hold my face
6. different fur
7. smile louder (by the chord fort)
The real flair and true talent for whimsical vocal maestro - Jason Honea. His beautiful tiny arranged songs mirror his hard core punk background, folky singer writer clichees which he beautifully omits by turning the screw of its shallowness into the uneasy listening experience. I approached his cassette many times using my 5 different cassette tape decks and 6 portable cassette recorders which was huge when it comes to the audibility and getting the small and tiny bits out of the material. I enjoyed it even more with the lo-fi recorders which highlighted the atmosphere of improvisation and lo-fi haunted tracks. Thanks Jason! Thanks for bringing up the true base and core of it.
wtorek, 1 lutego 2011
Cipher was compared to solo works of Sam Shalabi (from Shalabi Effect). It is complex music created on levels of guitars, spoken word and range of the wind instruments used in any possible way. Outburst of creativity with careful editing. HEIKE FIEDLER: vocals and lyrics, traverse flute, melodia;
STEVE BUCHANAN: 2nd line, electronics, el. guitar, alto sax;
KRUNO JOST: laptop, classical guitar, el. guitar, melodia.
RECORDED 2007, GENEVA
MASTERING BY GIJS BORSTLAP @ KAISERLABEL.COM
RUNNING TIME: 26 TRACKS, 25:23 min (here all as one track)
PUBLISHED BY: URBAN CULTURE AND EDUCATION www.uke.hr
COVER: Kruno Jost
I still remind myself the energy blast concert of Steve Buchanan at the tiny and atmospheric festival in a small town of Inowłódz, Poland in 1998, what a night it was!!!
Here all ends meet up together and I am still listening to Steve and his companions on this Gentlejunk netlabel release.
A nicely put collective improvisation keeping both sonorous and a lil' bit melodic stance with a nice scenario to it.
Heike Fiedler makes it more narrative piece by spoken word synchwith the rest of the band. What seems most particularly well-assembled here is the experience of the musicians which goes way beyond anything.
Really enjoyable piece, need some more of that drug.