Ran Slavin’s “Nocturnal Rainbow Rising” due soon

Ran Slavin‘s new unlimited release in Crónica, “Nocturnal Rainbow Rising” is now in the final stages of production and will be available for free download very soon. This is Slavin’s third full-length release in Crónica, following 2004’s “Tropical Agent / Ears in Water” and last year’s “The Wayward Regional Transmissions” that was awarded an honorable …

Pure’s “Ification” is in production

Pure‘s new CD release in Crónica, “Ification” — with wonderful cover art by Jan Rohlf — is now in production and copies are expected soon. In the meantime, you can have a sneak peak here. This release, mastered by Martin Siewert at Motone Sound Services in Vienna, comprises 7 trackswith collaborations from Christoph De Babalon, …

Cem Güney interviewed by tokafi.com

Cem Güney is the first to admit that Turkey still has a long way to go in terms of radically progressive music and Sound Art. Admittedly, there are hotspots, clearly confined oases of demanding sonic experimentation. But overall, the main focus still seems to be firmly placed on maximising profits and importing ideas instead of …

What’s this blog for?

Every now and then we need to (re)think how we communicate. For a few months now, we’ve been considering the idea of creating a blog, something that could focus on the day-to-day news of Crónica and the artists with whom we work, keeping the main website for more permanent information and listing of releases. So, …

“Musicamorosa” reviewed by Smallfish

A contender for one of the finest releases on Cronica in my opinion. This CD is a beautiful, relaxed and very, very deep piece of work. The track titles are all taken from the work of Marcel Proust and could, conceivably, come across as a little highbrow, yet the music speaks for itself here at …

“Hidden Name” reviewed by Vital

Ah two busy bees, Janek Schaefer probably more at the forefront than Stephan Mathieu, but both are always to be found somewhere. This is not the first time that they work together. In 2003 they released a work that was made in a hotel room in Montreal, together with Radboud Mens and Timeblind (see Vital …

“Hidden Name” reviewed by De-Bug

Aufgenommen wurde diese Zusammenarbeit in dem Landhaus eines englischen Komponisten, der den beiden Musikern auch eine große Sammlung an klassischen und exotischen Musikinstrumenten und Schallplatten zur Verfügung stellte. Zusätzlich machten die beiden Aufnahmen von Soundscapes in der Umgebung. Das Ergebnis ist ein äußerst entspanntes elegisches Album geworden, das mit Drones und Ambiences arbeitet, Klavierminiaturen, konkreten …