Author Archives: Miguel Carvalhais

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

Obex by Tarab + Artificial Memory Trace

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Soon in Crónica: Vacuamoenia’s “Panphonia”

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Simon Whetham’s “Against Nature” reviewed by Oro Molido

Para la realización de las bases sonoras de estas grabaciones, Simon Whetham se trasladó durante los meses de octubre a noviembre de 2013 a varios lugares de Noruega. Against Nature está dividido en cinco partes donde se explora el rango de frecuencias que va desde lo más extremo (parte 1), pasando por las bajas frecuencias […]

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Emmanuel Mieville’s “Juryo: Durée de la vie de l’ainsi-venu” reviewed by Oro Molido

Afincado en la ciudad de París, Emmanuelle Mieville es un artista sonoro que trabaja en el ámbito de las field recordings que posteriormente mezcla y transforma hasta convertirlas en obras electroacústicas donde se explora la geografía del lugar. Así, en Juryo nos traslada a lugares remotos y sagrados. Desde el Monasterio Copan en el Tibet, […]

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Arturas Bumšteinas’s “Gamelan Descending a Staircase” reviewed by Oro Molido

El gamelán es un término genérico que se aplica a un conjunto instrumental. Sus instrumentos más peculiares son los metalófonos de bronce. Este trabajo que ahora nos presenta el artista sonoro de origen lituano Arturas Bumšteinas, fue grabado en el Museo Etnológico de Dahlem (Berlín) en el transcurso de los meses de verano del año […]

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New release: Monty Adkins’s “Moeror”

Music takes place in time, but repetition beguilingly makes it knowable in the way of something outside of time … it feels like a different way of inhabiting a passage — a different kind of orientation. Elizabeth Margulis, On Repeat: How Music Plays the Mind During significant events in our lives, time seems to stand […]

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Soon in Crónica: Monty Adkins’s “Moeror”

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Simon Cummings’s “間 (ma)” reviewed by Blow Up

Il titolo viene da una parola giapponese (ma) che ha a che fare con parti e intervalli. Cummings in un periodo nero della sua vita ne approfitta per lasciar andare l’immaginazione tra forma e non-forma a partire da alcune registrazioni durante il culto in una chiesa anglicana. Il primo pezzo (i titolo sono lunghi e/ […]

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New release: Simon Cummings’s “間 (ma)”

Crónica is delighted to present Simon Cummings’s first release in the label, “間 (ma)”, available as a limited release tape or stream and download. The Japanese word 間 (ma) is one that is difficult to translate easily into other languages. The concept it embodies is a spatial one, specifically the gap between two discrete structural […]

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Simon Cummings’s “間 (ma)” reviewed by Rockerilla

La riduzione del suono a un grado zero prossimo al silenzio rappresenta il fulcro della ricerca applicata nel suo ultimo lavoro su cassetta da parte di Simon Cummings. Improntata fin dal titolo al concetto di vuoto, designato dal concetto estetico-filosofico giapponese “ma”, l’opera consta appunto di una sequenza ininterrotta di intervalli, pause e interstizi, espansi […]

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