Author Archives: Miguel Carvalhais

“Geography” reviewed by HIS Voice

Do katalogu portugalského labelu Crónica přibylo po deseti letech nové dílo Vitora Joaquima, laptopisty, výtvarníka a online aktivisty, od osmdesátých let jednoho z nejvýraznějších představitelů portugalské elektronické scény. Nové CD nese název Geography a je inspirováno myšlenkami amerického vědce, fyziologa a geografa Jareda Diamonda, zejména jeho dílem Osudy lidských společností (Guns, Germs, and Steel: The […]

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New release: Ran Slavin’s “Digital Junkies in Strange Times”

Crónica is delighted to present a new release from Ran Slavin, “Digital Junkies in Strange Times”. As early as the second decade of the 17th century, the laptop was well on its way to being a favourable solo instrument, and it very soon evolved a special virtuoso literature that included every trick usually thought of […]

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“Under my Skin” reviewed by Bodyspace

Para estudar. O título pode, à partida, parecer enganador. Só quando chegamos aos minutos finais de “Under My Skin”, tema homónimo que é um de dois pontos finais do disco, e ao sample rouco da canção de Frank Sinatra com o mesmo nome, é que percebemos que existe, aqui, algo de humano ou de carnal; […]

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Soon in Crónica: Luca Forcucci’s “The Waste Land”

The Waste Land by Luca Forcucci

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Soon in Crónica: Ran Slavin’s “Digital Junkies in Strange Times”

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Futurónica 188

Episode 188 of Futurónica, a broadcast in Rádio Manobras (91.5 MHz in Porto, 18h30) and Rádio Zero (21h GMT, repeating on Tuesday at 01h) airs tomorrow, March 17th. The playlist of Futurónica 188 is: Curtis Roads, Now (2005, Point Line Cloud, Asphodel) Curtis Roads, Half-life, pt. 1: Sonal Atoms (2005, Point Line Cloud, Asphodel) Curtis […]

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“The Mediterranean Drift” reviewed by Data.Wave

This time the spotlights are on the release called The Mediterranean Drift, another record made by a musician living by the Mediterranean Sea. The album begins with the track Losing coordinates inthe Mediterranean Drift that lasts more than 15 minutes. The first thing you hear are floating slow and viscous guitars with simultaneous rustles and […]

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“Geography” reviewed by The Sound Projector

Vitor Joaquim, Porto’s celebrated laptop geomancer, tries to nail it all down with Geography, which sounds like a statement of intent. The opening title track confirms his intentions, as it arrives with sampled speech from some sort of space mission documentary. It’s as if Joaquim is pulling back to show us the planet in its […]

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Soon in Crónica: Ran Slavin’s “Digital Junkies in Strange Times”

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“Nowhere: Exercises in Modular Synthesis and Field Recording” reviewed by Blow Up

Dopo trent’anni di pratica compositiva — a partire da THU20 sino alla pura ricerca sulle componenti struturalli del suono — passando attraverso varie esperienze a margine da co-editore di Vital Magazine e da fondatore della piattaforma web EARlabs.org, Jos Smolders negli ultimi anni ha applicato alla propria produzione artistica le pratiche Zen a cui si è […]

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