Author Archives: Miguel Carvalhais

“Bittersweet Melodies” reviewed by Fuild Sonic Fluctuations

Today I’m back with a Fluid Label Focus on CRÓNICA on this blog. And I’ve got an excellent album by a familiar name for you. This is the album BITTERSWEET MELODIES by RAN SLAVIN, released on CRÓNICA in 2016. Miguel was so kind as always to send me a review copy of the Limited-edition CD […]

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New release: Trondheim EMP’s “Poke It With A Stick / Joining The Bots”

Crónica is very happy to announce the release of Trondheim EMP’s new double CD “Poke It With A Stick / Joining The Bots”! Poke It With A Stick / Joining The Bots by Trondheim EMP This project explores cross-adaptive processing as a radical intervention in the communication between performing musicians. Digital audio analysis and processing […]

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“Double Exposure” reviewed by Fluid Sonic Fluctuations

It’s time again to put a focus on the back catalogue of CRÓNICA as part of the Fluid Label Focus series with ths 2011 album by JANEK SCHAEFER titled DOUBLE EXPOSURE. This Digital Album is a 12 track selection of music JANEK SCHAEFER made for compilations, installations and other projects he was invited to create […]

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Tarab + Artificial Memory Trace’s “Obex” reviewed by Oro Molido

Objeto, actividad, cambio, transformación; estos son los cuatro parámetros por donde deambulan las composiciones de AMT (Slavek Kwi) y Tarab. Utilizando fuentes sonoras de distinta naturaleza grabadas in situ, ambos artistas reciclan sonidos transformados de insectos, o el movimiento de las plantas, objetos, materiales…. A través de la escucha se describe lo que es un […]

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Tamtam’s “Rheingold” reviewed by Oro Molido

Este trabajo se divide en dos partes. En la cara A de la casete, escuchamos remezclas de TAMTAM realizadas en el año 2017. En su contenido se modifican tratamientos sonoros realizados por Sam Auinger, bajo la superposición de frecuencias del bajo eléctrico de Hannes Stribl, y las percusiones con gongs tocadas por Robyn Schulkowsky. Basándose […]

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Síria’s “Cuspo” reviewed by Oro Molido

Este proyecto es la primera grabación oficial de Diana Combo, una joven artista radicada en la ciudad de Oporto, vinculada al arte sonoro, que recurre a muy diferentes fuentes para realizar sus composiciones. En concreto, Cuspo puede calificarse como arte radiofónico, puesto que existe un hilo conductor que se manifiesta en los textos por medio […]

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“For Pauline” reviewed by Oro Molido

Esta grabación en casete es un homenaje al ejercicio musical de la escucha profunda. Género acuñado por Pauline Oliveros a su obra musical. Ese clima sosegado de plenitud que eleva nuestra energía como un aura purificadora llega a alcanzar altas cotas con la inspiración que Isabel Latorre realza con su acordeón microtonal en esta grabación […]

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“For Pauline” reviewed by Loop

What brings together in 2016 Valencian accordionist and composer Isabel Latorre and sound artist Edu Comelles, were the theories and philosophy of the late North American composer Pauline Oliveros.Comelles commissioned Latorre to perform a free interpretation of Oliveros’ Deep Listening which was recorded in a live concert in Valencia in May 2017. At the same […]

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“Poke It With A Stick / Joining The Bots” reviewed by Fluid Sonic Fluctuations

Today I’m featuring an interesting and nicely long release as part of my Fluid Label Focus series on the CRÓNICA label. I received an advance review copy from the label from this new album by Electroacoustic music project TRONDHEIM EMP, titled POKE IT WITH A STICK / JOINING THE BOTS, so at the time of […]

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“For Pauline” reviewed by Neural

For the lovers of contemporary experimentations (with obvious reference to avant-garde music of the second half of 20th century), the name of Pauline Oliveros is a key figure, not only for the unconventional use of her instrument, the accordion, but also for composition and theory. In the five books she left us she developed a […]

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