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Soon in Crónica: Monty Adkins’s “Shadows and Reflections”

Shadows and Reflections by Monty Adkins

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“Nowhere: Exercises in Modular Synthesis and Field Recording” reviewed by The Sound Projector

We haven’t heard a great deal from Jos Smolders, the Dutch musician who began his career studying architecture, outside of his contributions to a compilation of sorts called International Musique Concrète Assembly where he appeared with fellow Netherlandish droner Frans de Waard. But that was in 2007. It would have been nice to have heard […]

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“Juryo: Durée de la vie de l’ainsi-venu” reviewed by Aural Aggravation

The title of the latest album by the super-prolific experimental composer and student of film and musique concrete, Emmanuel Mieville, comes from the Japanese translation of the Sanskrit word and alludes to a chapter of the Lotus Sutra, a renowned text from Māhāyana Buddhism. Apparently. It’s hardly my field of expertise. And so the inevitable […]

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Futurónica 197

Episode 197 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, July 21st. The playlist of Futurónica 197 is: Farmers Manual, Fsck (1997, Tray) You can follow Rádio Zero’s broadcasts at radiozero.pt/ouvir and Rádio Manobras at radiomanobras.pt.

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“Intuited Architectures” reviewed by Blow Up

Nel greco classico ci sono due parole per indicare il tempo. “Cronos” indica il tempo che scorre uguale e può essere misurato (per cui parliamo di “cronologia” o “cronometro”), “kairos” indica invece un tempo speciale, una occasione particolare (la prima volta che sono stato a un concerto, ad esempio, o il giorno del matrimonio) o […]

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“Stikhiya” reviewed by Blow Up

Il titolo è uma parola russa che indica un contatto e una immersione immediata, quase magica, con la natura, senza mediazioni intellettualistiche, usata dai poeti nell’800 (Tolstoj e Blok i riferimenti letterari). Ecco allora un’immersione panica che Sakellariou, comositore elettroacustico greco, appronta con una sensibilitè da entusiasta (nel senso mistico greco). Nonostante sia musica urbvana […]

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“Intuited Architectures” reviewed by Nitestylez

Put on the circuit in early May, 2k17 via the Portuguese Cronica-imprint is “Intuited Architectures”, the new longplay effort by Glasgow-based and multi-awarded composer Graeme Truslove who on this piece deals with the possibilities of real time interaction with micro-level production techniques. Opening with “Suite II, Portals” Graeme Truslove opens up a world of a […]

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“Shadows and Reflections” reviewed by Vital

The music on this cassette was composed for an audio-visual collaboration Adkins did with painter Andy Fullalove in the Bradford Cathedral in 2016. It was a “response to the newly restored altarpiece by William Morris as well as the priceless stained glass windows in the cathedral by Morris’ company”, and Adkins was inspired by the […]

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Now on preorder, Monty Adkins’s “Shadows and Reflections”

“Shadows and Reflections”, Monty Adkins’s upcoming release in Crónica is due out in early September and now available for preorder!

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Futurónica 196

Episode 196 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, July 7th. The playlist of Futurónica 196 is: Vitor Joaquim, LX Dolce Vita (2017, Archives from Other Spaces #02) Vitor Joaquim, Sunset Boulevard (2017, Archives from Other Spaces #02) […]

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