Author Archives: Miguel Carvalhais

Mise_en_Scene’s “-O-R-G-A-N-” reviewed by Dark Entries

Mise_En_Scene is het project van de Israëlische geluidstechnicus Shay Nassi, alwaar hij zijn opgedane vaardigheden gebruikt om op subtiele wijze elementen van minimalisme en noise in zijn muziek te gieten. De streepjes in de titel van zijn laatste werk -O-R-G-A-N- lijken te beduiden dat hij het woord wil ontleden. Zo is het Engelse woord ‘organ’ […]

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Philip Samartzis & Eric La Casa’s “Captured Space” reviewed by Chain DLK

“Captured Space” comprises two ambient pieces built up from field recordings made over the space of ten days in and around the Kruger National Park in the corner of South Africa. Individual recordings have been layered up to create something denser than real life, but still essentially realistic. It’s a sonic portrait that, unsurprisingly, is […]

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New release: Philip Samartzis & Eric La Casa’s “Captured Space”

Located in the north-east corner of South Africa, bisected by the Tropic of Capricorn, is Kruger National Park. Bordered by Zimbabwe and Mozambique, the subtropical park is approximately 360 kilometres long and 65 kilometres wide, and takes in the provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga. Aside from abundant wildlife, the landscape contains assorted vegetation including red […]

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@c’s “Espaço, Pausa, Repetição” reviewed by The Sound Projector

Our Portuguese double act @c (Pedro Tudela and Miguel Carvalhais) are here with a new cassette called Espaço, Pausa, Repetição (CRONICA 150-2019). This one arose from an installation project which they did at the University of Porto. Apparently over fifty creators contributed about 300 “sound objects” to this project, and if @c are using these as the basis for today’s […]

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Francisco López & Miguel A. García’s “Ekkert Nafn” reviewed by The Sound Projector

On Ekkert Nafn (CRONICA 151 / TRONICDISEASE TD-3), two Spanish sound artists Francisco López and Miguel A. García collaborate on one of those sound-file swapping projects. Two long pieces are the result, apparently using the same source materials – there’s talk of field recordings, mechanical devices, digital transformation. López extends his for 31:53 and in terms of his ongoing no-titles-for-me-thanks project, he’s […]

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Mise_en_Scene’s “-O-R-G-A-N-” reviewed by Blow Up

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Mise_en_Scene’s “-O-R-G-A-N-” reviewed by Rockerilla

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Philip Samartzis & Eric La Casa’s “Captured Space” reviewed by Vital Weekly

Now, here’s a name that I haven’t heard in some time. Philip Samartzis was quite active some fifteen to twenty years ago as what was then called a laptop artist. Funnily the last time his name appeared in these pages, back in Vital Weekly 675, was with work also recorded with Eric La Casa. That was a […]

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New release: Mise_en_Scene’s “-O-R-G-A-N-”

Shay Nassi works as Mise_en_Scene and is based in Tel Aviv, where he studied sound engineering and subsequently put his skills to good use by producing music where he delicately integrates elements of minimalism and noise. Following a compilation of remixes, Leftovers (Reworked) (060~2011) and three solo releases, 443 (075~2013), Primary Fields (106~2016) and Constellation […]

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Haarvöl + Xoán-Xil López’s “Unwritten Rules for a Ceaseless Journey” reviewed by Kathodik

Il trio sperimentale portoghese Haarvöl (Pereira / Faria / Vieira) e il sound-artist, field recorder galiziano Xoán-Xil Lopez, in “Unwritten Rules For A Ceaseless Journey”, documentano una commissione per la commedia “Revoluções” del coreografo Né Barros.Tre movimenti, rappresentazione del tempo che agisce: passato/presente/futuro (utopia/realtà/trauma).Potenti e severe folate di suono metallico/dronante, cupo e incombente, denso di particolari e risuonante all’interno di micro movimentazioni organiche.Nulla […]

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