Author Archives: Miguel Carvalhais

Haarvöl + Xoán-Xil López’s “The Uncanny Organization of Timeless Time” reviewed by Vital Weekly

In terms of abstraction, I am probably better off with Portuguese trio Haarvöl, of whom I reviewed some previous albums. Here they have a new work in which band member Xoán-Xil López (who seems to be a full-time member now) plays an Iberian Pipe Organ, and Fernando José Pereira and Joao Garia play electronics and […]

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Bruno Duplant’s “Sombres Miroirs” reviewed by The Wire

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Budhaditya Chattopadhyay’s “Withering Field” reviewed by Vital Weekly

It’s been a while since I last heard a full-length release by Budhaditya Chattopadhyay from India; Vital Weekly 873, if I am not mistaken. He works with field recordings, and his new work deals with “extensive fieldwork and recordings made at specific sites now considered Special Economic Zones (SEZ), situated in South Asia. It aims […]

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Gintas K’s “Lėti” reviewed by Nieuwe Noten

Zestien jaar geleden verscheen ‘Lengvai / 60 x one minute audio colours of 2kHz sound’ bij Crónica, het eerste album van K bij dit label. Sindsdien werkte K regelmatig mee aan compilatie albums en volgde er vier volwaardige albums, gevolgd door het vijfde dit jaar, ‘Lėti’. Zoals gezegd is dit een totaal ander album dan […]

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Gintas K’s “Lėti” reviewed by

Portugalijos leidybinė kompanija „Crónica“ šįmet išleido naują Ginto Kraptavičiaus albumą Lėti. Tai nebe pirmas Ginto albumas po šio leiblo vėliava. Be to, jau anksčiau į field recoring ir elektroakustinius eksperimentus orientuotos kompanijos akiratyje buvo atsidūrę ir kiti lietuviai – Arturas Bumšteinas ir Darius Čiuta.  Naujausio Ginto albumo pavadinimas Lėti taikliai nusako, kaip jis skamba: albumas tikrai lėtas. Žinoma, jis nėra toks lėtas […]

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Matilde Meireles’s “Life of a Potato” reviewed by Kathodik

La sound artist Matilda Meireles, raccoglie i suoni provenienti da un orto nel sud-ovest dell’Inghilterra (Pewsey), focalizzando la propria attenzione sulla patata.Eccoci dunque a seguire le fasi dello sviluppo/raccolta e utilizzo (dal taglio allo sfriggimento) del tubero portato in Europa dagli spagnoli nel 1600, e poi, divenuto ingrediente base nella dieta di molti paesi del vecchio […]

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Pedro Tudela and Miguel Carvalhais’s “Installations / Instalações” reviewed by Nieuwe Noten

De Portugese geluidskunstenaars Pedro Tudelaen Miguel Carvalhais werken samen onder de naam @c. Onlangs verscheen via hun eigen label Crónica, onder de titel ‘Installations’ een interessant boek over de installaties die zij tussen 2005 en 2021 hebben gemaakt. Tevens vormt dit de start van het beschikbaar stellen van de opnames van deze installaties via hun Bandcamp pagina. Te downloaden voor […]

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Gintas K’s “Lėti” reviewed by Felthat

The work of Gintas Kraptavicius who works usually under moniker Gintas K since 1994 opens up a entirely different universe tingling with variety of references and influences. Since he has been working in a diverse fields of modern composition, sound art and sound installation, film music, granular synthesis, electronic music that is positively problematic to […]

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New release: Bruno Duplant’s “Sombres Miroirs”

a polished and reflective surface gives us the stable and sincere image of a subjectthe subject here is the world today both planet, nature, humanity, civilizations, individualsand possibly, probably the one of tomorrow, dark in my eyes & embittered in my heart a kind of orchestral mise en abyme of these mirrorswith its moments of […]

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Morten Riis’s “Lad enhver lyd minde os om” reviewed by Nische

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