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Haarvöl + Xoán-Xil López’s “Unwritten Rules for a Ceaseless Journey” reviewed by Aural Aggravation

Useful points worth noting by way of a preface: Unwritten Rules for a Ceaseless Journey documents three pieces composed for dance, commissioned by Ballet Teatro for the play Revoluções (Revolutions) by choreographer Né Barros. The in three parts are designed to embody formal idealisations of the three decisive layers of time — past, present, and […]

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Trondheim EMP’s “Poke It With A Stick / Joining The Bots” reviewed by Bad Alchemy

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Trondheim EMP’s “Poke It With A Stick / Joining The Bots” reviewed by Bodyspace

Percebe-se imediatamente aquilo que nos espera, logo à primeira faixa: ouvem-se vozes, assobios, numa espécie de coro call and response, dialogando ou, melhor ainda, duelando entre si. E depois há saxofones, guitarras, contrabaixos, canto, spoken word sem serem amálgama. Cabe de tudo, porque todas as estradas servem para chegar até ao destino ou, pelo menos, para apreciar a […]

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Haarvöl + Xoán-Xil López’s “Unwritten Rules for a Ceaseless Journey” reviewed by Toneshift

A startlingly effective drone runs through the new collaboration between Galician artist Xoán-Xil Lópezand the trio Haarvöl (Fernando José Pereira, João Faria, and Rui Manuel Vieira) on the three stilling pieces on Unwritten Rules of a Ceaseless Journey. In 2019 to date, this is by far, my favorite record. It’s a bit breathtaking and hard to write about as […]

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Trondheim EMP’s “Poke It With A Stick / Joining The Bots” reviewed by Toneshift

It is entirely indicative of the calibre of those involved, that Trondheim EMP manage to do something that is so often done terribly, so remarkably well.  Regardless of a listeners’ particular fondness for the types of sound they produce, there is no denying that the group is comprised of an extremely proficient membership, a fact that, more […]

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Haarvöl + Xoán-Xil López’s “Unwritten Rules for a Ceaseless Journey” reviewed by nitestylez.de

Put on the circuit via the Portuguese Cronica-imprint only recently is “Unwritten Rules Of A Ceaseless Journey”, the latest album collaboration by Haarvöl and Xoan-Xil Lopez which consists of three, each 15 minutes spanning tracks which were commissioned works for a theatre piece named “Revolucoes”. Opening with “Something’s Missing (Utopian)” the artists pave the way for […]

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Haarvöl + Xoán-Xil López’s “Unwritten Rules for a Ceaseless Journey” reviewed by Die Subjectivisten

Fernando José Pereira en João Faria zijn sinds 2014 de kernleden van de Portugese groep Haarvöl, hoewel er dikwijls gasten aanschuiven voor de muziek dan wel beeldmateriaal. Voor dat laatste mogen ze nu steevast rekenen op Rui Manuel Vieira. Ze maken veelal een grofkorrelige mix van drones, glitches, veldopnames, ambient en allerhande experimenten. Voor hun […]

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Haarvöl + Xoán-Xil López’s “Unwritten Rules for a Ceaseless Journey” reviewed by Vital Weekly

Portuguese trio Haarvöl (Fernando José Pereira, Joao Faria and Rui Manuel Vieira) have so far released five albums, three of which are on the Dutch Moving Furniture Records label, one on Pad and one of Family Film Project Edition. Not every member plays an instrument, as they are very active with film as well. Their […]

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“Double Exposure” reviewed by Fluid Sonic Fluctuations

It’s time again to put a focus on the back catalogue of CRÓNICA as part of the Fluid Label Focus series with ths 2011 album by JANEK SCHAEFER titled DOUBLE EXPOSURE. This Digital Album is a 12 track selection of music JANEK SCHAEFER made for compilations, installations and other projects he was invited to create […]

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Tarab + Artificial Memory Trace’s “Obex” reviewed by Oro Molido

Objeto, actividad, cambio, transformación; estos son los cuatro parámetros por donde deambulan las composiciones de AMT (Slavek Kwi) y Tarab. Utilizando fuentes sonoras de distinta naturaleza grabadas in situ, ambos artistas reciclan sonidos transformados de insectos, o el movimiento de las plantas, objetos, materiales…. A través de la escucha se describe lo que es un […]

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