Author Archives: Miguel Carvalhais

“Under my Skin” reviewed by Data.Wave

Lithuanian musician Gintas K released his new work on Crónica label called Under My Skin. This is a cassette release in limited edition of 100 copies. I think that with Under My Skin album the author found his original sound, which he was reaching for a long time. I’ve listened to a number of his […]

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Soon in Crónica: Durán Vázquez’s “Hiku Komuro, Hikikomori”

Hiku Komuro, Hikikomori by Durán Vázquez

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“The Waste Land” reviewed by Exclaim!

There are times when the creative process is enriched by limitations. The challenge to produce meaningful work within the confines of this or that restriction can be inspiring; under certain circumstances, it can even define the work. A fine example of this is Luca Forcucci’s The Waste Land, in which the internationally recognized artist and […]

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Futurónica 190

Episode 190 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, April 14th. The playlist of Futurónica 190 is: Durán Vázquez, Solus Ipse (2017, Hiku Komuro, Hikikomori, Crónica) Durán Vázquez, Solus Ipse (2017, Hiku Komuro, Hikikomori, Crónica) Durán Vázquez, Solus […]

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“The Waste Land” reviewed by The Swatch Art Peace Hotel

Former artist-in-residence at the Swatch Art Peace Hotel has just released his new album “The Waste Land”. The starting point for The Waste Land was an invitation to compose a twenty minutes soundtrack for a documentary movie. Accordingly, Luca Forcucci received six minutes of a field recording, without any mention of its own nature, or […]

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“Juryo: Durée de la vie de l’ainsi-venu” reviewed by Bad Alchemy

Badet man da in Mondlicht? Strudelt man da im Ocean of Sound? Der GRM-studierte Pariser taucht einen in eine metalloide Liquidität, die er, angeregt durch Artauds “Héliogabale”, ‘Tanit Asterté’ nannte. Es ist das ein initiierendes Eintauchen, dem ein fernöstlicher Triptychon folgt: ‘Nyorai’ (eine des Inkarnationen Buddhas) – ‘Musaraki’ (japanisch für Purpur) – ‘Taisi Funeral’ (Taisi […]

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“The Waste Land” reviewed by Chain DLK

The title track of “The Waste Land” is an unusual example of soundwalking- strolling about gathering atmospheric found sounds and ambiences. While the process often leads to broad and relaxing soundscapes, this is a willful inversion, heavily processed, twisted and alienating. Strong gusty winds and heavy industrial noises of unknown origins lead to a scene […]

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“The Waste Land” reviewed by Words & Guitars

An intriguing download and limited edition cassette release from a new Portuguese label Crónica, documenting the work of researcher and artist Luca Forcucci. Forcucci’s website cites his intellectual debt to Pauline Oliveros’ concept of ‘deep listening’: the ability to appreciate and perceive an environment then offer a sonic (or other) response. The results in this […]

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“Digital Junkies in Strange Times” reviewed by Chain DLK

Delving deep into the laptop, “Digital Junkies In Strange Times” is a genre-ignoring collection of electronic ambiences that draws ethereal samples shamelessly from any source that appeals. Most prominently this is R&B acapellas (some re-recorded presumably for legal reasons), processed to drift in out of our consciousness like a distant radio broadcast, but other found […]

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New release: Luca Forcucci’s “The Waste Land”

Realities, appearing as multiple layers and folds in which memories, cognitions, perceptions are coined and ready to emerge. The starting point for The Waste Land was an invitation to compose a twenty minutes soundtrack for a documentary movie. Accordingly, Luca Forcucci received six minutes of a field recording, without any mention of its own nature, […]

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