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Philip Samartzis & Eric La Casa’s “Captured Space” reviewed by Dark Entries

Breekt het angstzweet u reeds uit wanneer u in deze tijd van lockdown denkt aan uw zomervakantie, die met de onzekerheid die er nog steeds heerst wel eens in het water zou kunnen vallen? De kans is groot. Moest een annulatie echt aan de orde zijn dan is de wetenschap dat u in het experimentele […]

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Síria interviewed by Fifteen Questions

“Síria was born out of the super power we have of transforming shit into magic and writing songs is a way to expand the palette of ideas, feelings and emotions,  some of which I prefer not to express outside the music / artistic context.” Read the full interview at Fifteen Questions.

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Síria’s “Boa-Língua” reviewed by The Moderns

Why do so few improvised recordings feature vocals? Here’s a theory. Part of improv’s appeal is the vulnerability of the artists involved. On-stage or in-studio, it requires a degree of self-assuredness that few of us can muster. This is what’s so often misunderstood about improvisational performance. The absence of written music does not make it […]

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Síria’s “Boa-Língua” reviewed by African Paper

So wie einem die besten kreativen Gedanken oft beim Gehen oder in der Badewanne kommen, entstehen die Releases von Sängerin Diana Combo alias Síria meist als Nebenprodukte kleinerer Arbeiten, die ganz unerwartet ein Eigenleben erhalten. So wie sich ihr erstes Album aus einer Auftragsarbeit heraus verselbstständigt hatte, ist “Boa-Língua” das Resultat einer der Stimmübungen, die […]

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Síria’s “Boa-Língua” reviewed by Vital Weekly

‘Boa-Lingua’ is the follow-up to ‘Cuspo’ (see Vital Weekly 1151). Siria is the work of Diana Combo and her main instrument is the voice, in combination with vinyl records, field recordings “and other sound sources”. The press release also mentions “Boa-Língua was made from recordings of practice sessions that were not originally intended to be […]

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

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Philip Samartzis & Eric La Casa’s “Captured Space” reviewed by Blow Up

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Philip Samartzis & Eric La Casa’s “Captured Space” reviewed by Loop

En el mundo de las grabaciones de campo el australiano Philip Samartzis junto al francés Eric La Casa trabajaron en el Parque Nacional Kruger ubicado al noreste de Sudáfrica. Allí Eric La Casa y Philip Samartzis estuvieron realizando registros de campo durante diez días para el álbum “Captured Space”.Philip Samartzis es un artista sonoro con […]

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Philip Samartzis & Eric La Casa’s “Captured Space” reviewed by A Closer Listen

What is the role of wilderness in the imagination?  Is wilderness still wild if it is walled?  In a preserve, who are the captors, and who are the captives?  These are only a few of the questions asked by Philip Samartzis and Eric La Casa as they record the soundscape of South Africa’s Kruger National Park. The […]

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Mise_en_Scene’s “-O-R-G-A-N-” reviewed by Dark Entries

Mise_En_Scene is het project van de Israëlische geluidstechnicus Shay Nassi, alwaar hij zijn opgedane vaardigheden gebruikt om op subtiele wijze elementen van minimalisme en noise in zijn muziek te gieten. De streepjes in de titel van zijn laatste werk -O-R-G-A-N- lijken te beduiden dat hij het woord wil ontleden. Zo is het Engelse woord ‘organ’ […]

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