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

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Dan Powell’s “Four Walks at Old Chapel” reviewed by The Sound Projector

Brighton musician Dan Powell may be known to you as an improviser who performs as one half of The Static Memories and also occasionally with Paul Khimasia Morgan, but he’s here today with a slightly unusual field recording / musique concrète assemblage called Four Walks At Old Chapel (CRONICA 170-2021). He gathered field recordings at this Welsh location, as well […]

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

Matilde Meireles celebrates the surprisingly long journey of one of the world’s most beloved vegetables with “Life of a Potato”. For a field recording it is a rather stellar mixture of low-end and high-end sounds. Rather tactile every single element of the journey is magnified. No melody, no rhythm, this is a narrative that comes […]

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Máquina Magnética reviewed by Music Map

Il Novecento musicale è stato il secolo che ha dato dignità ai rumori, integrandoli a fianco dei suoni. Più ci si è avvicinati al ventunesimo secolo, più il rumore ha rivelato le sue potenzialità, affrancate dall’artificio dell’intonazione, e concentrando i compositori sulla gestione di ritmi e poliritmie, nonché sull’elaborazione timbrica, i colori dei rumori. Oggi […]

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

Die portugiesische Soundkünstlerin und Field Recording-Spezialistin Matilde Meireles bringt Ende des Monats ein Tape heraus, das ganz dem Lebenszyklus der Kartoffel gewidmet ist. Einige der verwendeten Sounds dokumentieren das Heranwachsen der Knollen im Boden eines englischen Gartens, präsentieren die Vibration des Bodens, den Klang der Pflanzen bei Berührung, zahlreiche Umgebungsgeräusche bei Tag und Nacht und […]

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David Lee Myers’s “Reduced to a Geometrical Point” reviewed by Kathodik

Lo statunitense David Lee Myers, da metà anni ottanta armeggia con le sue feedback machines.Prima come Arcane Device e negli ultimi anni, sempre più spesso con il suo nome.Si è accompagnato in produzioni con artisti storici come Tod Dockstader o prossimi alla storicizzazione come Asmus Tietchens.Suono e immagini in montaggio nei live, per un’espressione di intransigente bellezza (quando + e quando […]

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Mad Disc’s “Material Compositions” reviewed by Gonzo Circus

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David Lee Myers’s “Reduced to a Geometrical Point” reviewed by Revue & Corrigée

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Francisco López & Miguel A. García’s “Ekkert Nafn” reviewed by NOmelody Magazine

Dos nombres ineludibles de la música experimental patria, Francisco López y Miguel A. García, elaboran un trabajo en el que estudia la estética del sonido, utilizado como materia prima grabaciones de campo procesadas concienzudamente con la intención de generar escenarios acústicos que sorprenden por su ejemplar vistosidad.  Existen discos que se alejan deliberadamente de las […]

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Miguel A. García’s “Evhiblig” reviewed by Bad Alchemy

Sein baskischer Kollege Fernando Ulzión nennt, angeregt durch MIGUEL A. GARCÍAs Evhiblig (Crónica 178~2021, digital), die Wahl zwischen the terror of silence und the terror of noise eine bloß scheinbare. Denn was den einen als Skylla und Charybdis, Pest oder Cholera, vorkommt, ist die Konfrontation mit einem Zwillingspaar oder, denkt an Vollmond und Neumond, sogar nur den Phasen von ein und […]

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