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“The Waste Land” reviewed by Vital

And finally Luca Forcucci, of which no information was yet available. His cassette was composed and mixed in places INA-GRM, Electronic Music Studio TU (Berlin) and Atomic Lady (Earth). Maybe his composition ‘The Waste Land’ is inspired by T.S. Eliott’s poem of the same name, about the decay of life, and listening to the title […]

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“Under my Skin” reviewed by Vital

Gintas K, from Lithuania, who has been around for many years, has used no field recordings on his new release. Instead he uses ‘digital synthesis’. I am not sure if an input of any kind is needed here, but maybe it is all in some sort of feedback process, where sounds bounce back and forth […]

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

Music releases by Paris born and based composer Emmanuel Mieville are quite apart (Vital Weekly 803 and 1000 for instance) and has a strong emphasis on field recordings and this one is no different. Mieville had training in sound engineering in a film school and later on at INA-GRM, but also played in Javanese gamelan […]

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“Geography” reviewed by Indie Rock Mag

L’album devait sortir courant 2012 chez Kvitnu, il aura finalement fallu quatre ans de plus au Portugais et un retour dans le giron du label Crónica qui publiait 10 ans auparavant son merveilleux Flow pour accoucher de cette ode au déterminisme géographique de nos sociétés et de notre espèce, inspirée par le livre “De l’inégalité […]

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Gintas K’s “Under My Skin” reviewed by The Wire

Gintas Kraptavičius is a prolific Lithuanian sound artist whose work exists somewhere on the left side of the glitch continuum. His music is composed of many short-term electronic events, most of which are somewhat melodic in-and-of-themselves. Much of the work here occurs inside a fairly tight sonic field, so it can feel a bit repetitious, […]

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“Nowhere: Exercises in Modular Synthesis and Field Recording” reviewed by Chain DLK

The “Nowhere” in the title is initially a barren place, the first three minutes of the opening track little more than faint geiger-counter-like glitches, before being crashed into by industrial electronics and barely discernible vocal declarations that form a jolting chaos for a couple of minutes, before disappearing as abruptly as they arrived, leaving only […]

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“Nowhere: Exercises in Modular Synthesis and Field Recording” reviewed by Westzeit

Der Name sagt alles. Streng experimenteller, suchharter Stoff aus Modulen. Knacken-Sille Knacken. Kakophonie & Exotik. ***** Nowhere: Exercises in Modular Synthesis and Field Recording by Jos Smolders

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“Urban Dialog” reviewed by Ambient Blog

If your association with ‘Field Recordings’ and ‘Environmental Music’ is that it are recordings from the environment presented in the most authentic way possible, preferrably without alteration of any kind, then this 50 minute soundscape is an obligatory listen. And doing so is without financial risk, since it’s a Name Your Pice download. TamTam is […]

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“Nowhere: Exercises in Modular Synthesis and Field Recording” reviewed by Revue & Corrigée

Il est d’ailleurs un instrument on ne peut plus électronique qui dit aujourd’hui ce paradoxe apparent, celui de jouer — non, d’utiliser — un instrument sans viser uns musique particulière, juste le simple plaisir de produire du son, comme à son insu: le synthétiseur modulaire, dont c’est actuellement l´âge d’or (alors qu’on le penserait quelque […]

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“Nowhere: Exercises in Modular Synthesis and Field Recording” reviewed by Amusio

Auf dem portugiesischen Crónica-Label erschien soeben mit Nowhere ein sowohl physische als wahrscheinliche auch physikalische Kapazitäten grenzwertig strapazierendes Konvolut aus mehrdeutigen Erfahrungswerten an synaptischer Konnektivität. Was der Klangkünstler Jos Smolders von Tilburg aus verantwortet, rührt in seiner assoziativen Anmutung an den Versuch einer Vergewisserung unbefleckter Integrität. Sicherlich ist der Titel dieser Zusammenstellung insgesamt nachvollziehbar und […]

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