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Roel Meelkop’s “Crossmodulated” reviewed by Gonzo Circus

Crossmodulated by Roel Meelkop

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Síria’s “Boa-Língua” reviewed by Neural

Boa-Língua in Portuguese literally means “good tongue”. This expression is often used in contrast to “bad tongue” that is “small talk”. For his second album Siria used structures of his former work, Cuspo. She used them as organising principle for the structure (9 songs in one sequence, the final one being a repetition) and length […]

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Roel Meelkop’s “Crossmodulated” reviewed by Silence and Sound

Ça commence par des frottements, peu à peu rattrapés par une forme d’énergie bourdonnante, parasitée par des ondes radio grésillantes… Crossmodulated de Roel Meelkop est une entité sombre, un trou noir dans l’espace avalant les étoiles et le magma du temps, déversant le chaos sur le monde qui l’entoure dont il est lui même le créateur et le […]

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Øyvind Brandtsegg’s “Nancarrow Biotope” reviewed by Vital Weekly

Conlow Nancarrow “was an American-born composer who lived and worked in Mexico for most of his life. He became a Mexican citizen in 1956. Nancarrow is best remembered for his Studies for Player Piano, being one of the first composers to use auto-playing musical instruments, realizing their potential to play far beyond human performance ability. […]

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Síria’s “Boa-Língua” reviewed by The Sound Projector

Last heard Síria with her 2018 solo cassette Cuspo, and she’s here today on the same label with a new tape called Boa-Língua (CRÓNICA ELECTRONICA 155-2020). Diana Combo created this work using much the same methods as before – her own voice being the most prominent feature, along with field recordings, sampled records, and found recordings, all processed in the studio according […]

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Rutger Zuydervelt & Bruno Duplant’s “L’incertitude” reviewed by Bad Alchemy

L’incertitude by Rutger Zuydervelt & Bruno Duplant

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Síria’s “Boa-Língua” reviewed by Bad Alchemy

Boa-Língua by Síria

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“Crossmodulated” reviewed by Vital Weekly

It should be no secret that I know mister Meelkop pretty well and therefore I know that some two or three years ago he was looking for ways to break away from working with a laptop for his musical compositions and at the recommendation of Jos Smolders, he looked into the use of modular synthesizers […]

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“Crossmodulated” reviewed by Rimas e Batidas

Nascido em 1963, Roel Meelkop “estudou artes visuais e teoria da arte” em Roterdão, na Holanda. A sua prática musical recua ao início dos anos 80, altura em que criou o projecto THU20 com Jac van Bussel, Peter Duimelinks, Jos Smolders e Guido Doesborg, colectivo cujas edições – realizadas entre 1986 e 2020 – espelham uma actividade […]

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“Deriva” reviewed by Rimas e Batidas

Quem porventura possa ler regularmente esta coluna (sim, vocês os três…) há-de reconhecer que a palavra “deriva” é usada com alguma frequência como descritivo para muita música aqui focada. A ideia de desvio imprevisto e sem destino calculado que essa palavra carrega parece, de facto, apropriada para descrever muita música mais exploratória e experimental, música […]

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