piątek, 24 czerwca 2011
The signpost of memory
traces that resemble leaves on a grey morning amidst the last year's months and the preview of the ones that are not here to come
a song of a jay
woken up abruptly from a joy dream
by a snippy frost haze
well trodden turning which is a blank page
skid row then
The neural miasma of these signpost
The landmarks that bring back the closeness of what has to happen anyway
The notions of the exploring
the end of it is the moment of arriving at a place where we started
and know this place
recognize it as it was for the first time
..t'was a story
Project "VOICES OF THE COSMOS" is an educational-artistic initiative created by two artists from Kujawsko-Pomorskie: Rafał Iwański (X-NAVI:ET) and Wojciech Zięba (ELECTRIC URANUS). Both of them have lot of experience in creating experimental and electroacoustic music. In recordings of this album original extraterrestrial sounds captured from space by radio-telescopes (pulsars), sounds from space missions and the space itself.
The concept that is not new of course to use the sounds of the space to incorporate them into the music piece has been re-invented here. I already knew the past experience of both artists and I didn't expect nothing which is out of the trail of their previous achievements which is actually stunning on different levels. On the other hand I was thinking about prog rock concept albums or El-music concept albums made by elderly beardy hippie synth geeks which proved to be both boring and sophisticated.
40 minutes and a little more of the material is just fair enough to convey a postcard from a journey. Far more than that it can help you to get inside the traveller's mind and fllow it as it goes astray. The travelling is a means and an art of disappearing as Nicholas Bouvier said. The art of dipping your ego into the experience and transforming human consciousness and an uplifting experience it is.
The droney facet of this art is undeniable but there's more than just that which makes it really worth listen.
This nicely encased 12" vinyl released by Bocian Records a newbie record label managed by Grzegorz Tyszkiewicz who has a great adventure back in the 1990's and 1980's behind him leading Marchlewski joint back then was a great appendix to what I have been into when I longed for nicely done composition.
I have no doubt whatsoever in Robert Piotrowicz's composing techniques and abilities as he usually presents diversity and great surprise in the most of positive way and he never fails to do that. C.M. von Hauswolff has already established himself as an artist of his own kind and genuinely original in his own field.
The vinyl is divided into two parties.
Robert's part is a condensed study of analogue synth, dleicate and erratic bass drone slowly evolving into a structure of dense particle absorbtion and giving an outlet for subtlety.
von Hauswolff presents a bit of a different side - hidden and quiet which could be used as a contemplative piece for art exhibition or sound installation.
What I deeply feel is that these two sides cannot really exist without each other and work very complementary. They also prove the felxibility of both artists and their class. Good listen! More out of Bocian, please
czwartek, 9 czerwca 2011
I just got this cd encased in a tin beautifully manufactured and I astounded by one thing - what you get and what you listen is so much aligned with the cover, the artwork.
Staying away from a feeble classification of noise/drone I would rather say that this piece of(mind you!) art work is a high class musical endeavour which proved to be highly successful in acheiveing its aim.
Nikita Evsuk has done a tremednous work on this to keep the whole stuff climatique and yet perspiring with the references to some of the best avant analogue experiments. There is a great deal of freshenss in what he does, not just as a musical manipulation but great deal of "musicality" about the construction and composition.
Cover and tin case artwork is another dimension. It gets right where it should with the slight reference to post industrial style but not achieved by dark and grimey accents but by and industrial package designs which reminds me of the old stylistics of the 1950's and 1960's.
New Nihilism makes its way by sparse put outs which seems to be much better policy than churning out theidiom of plenty cramming your shelves with dozens of releases which you forget very easily about. This one is sure not the one to be forgotten. Bless Ya guys!!!
środa, 8 czerwca 2011
Improvised music has so many intuitive ways to go through which you cannot really predict. With this cd I got a feeling that the more I listen to it the more it becomes a sort of geological process about the imprinting the traces of the notes and phases the musicians are transposing.
Lost trace is the best thing that can ocur to you, once you have forgotten about it, a time comes that it flashbacks into Your memory and erodes it with the lines it embellishes and carves in your perception process.
The way with such kind of music is reinventing the peripheral perception process into some new tracks - it is getting out of your ego and getting back to the shape that seems to be the void but sheer utterance of that kind is merely a slight misunderstanding: You won't get any tunnel vision on this one...try it!!!