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“Up, Down, Charm, Strange, Top, Bottom” reviewed by Liability

Alors que nous avions laissé Miguel Carvalhais et Pedro Tedula (aka @C) sur une belle collaboration en début d’année avec Vitor Joaquim sur le label Feld, les revoilà de retour au bercail pour un nouvel album qui s’annonce aussi sobre et mystérieux que sa pochette. En fait @C est assez fidèle à lui même. On […]

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“Up, Down, Charm, Strange, Top, Bottom” reviewed by Aufabwegen

Hinter @c stecken die Macher des fantastischen Crónica Labels aus Portugal. Die Kompositionen 62, 71, 72, 61 arbeiten mit kristallinen Digitalisierungen echter Instrumente, die in ihrem fremdbestimmten Nachleben aber eher wie die Insekten der Zukunft klingen. Es herrschen viele Schnitte und Brüche im Sound vor – dennoch ist der Gesamtcharakter ruhig und konzentriert. Durch etliche […]

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“Up, Down, Charm, Strange, Top, Bottom” reviewed by goûte mes disques

Alors que nous avions laissé Miguel Carvalhais et Pedro Tedula (aka @C) sur une belle collaboration en début d’année avec Vitor Joaquim sur le label Feld, les revoilà de retour au bercail pour un nouvel album qui s’annonce aussi sobre et mystérieux que sa pochette. En fait, @C est assez fidèle à lui-même. On reste […]

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“Up, Down, Charm, Strange, Top, Bottom” reviewed by Earlabs

Miguel Carvalhais and Pedro Tudela forge their revolutions in the studio and not the street. In their miniaturized, air-conditioned studio-space, a penumbra of field recordings and improvised recordings are shorn of their substance, and then placed in a reified orbit. The sounds, like objects in a realm devoid of gravity, float off in every which […]

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“Up, Down, Charm, Strange, Top, Bottom” reviewed by Touching Extremes

Miguel Carvalhais and Pedro Tudela recorded these files from 2002 to 2007, assembling the result in a multi-faceted patchwork that fuses improvisation, electronic, sampladelia and musique concrete. Surprisingly, after a couple of headphone sessions – in which, admittedly, this writer admired the quality of the studio work and the clever methods of combination applied by […]

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“Up, Down, Charm, Strange, Top, Bottom” reviewed by Blow Up

É uno dei più facili della copia portoghese: percussioni elettroniche sparse, flussi e tessitura che scivolano, voci che sgusciano e si ritraggono, rumori concreti (acqua che scorre da uno sciacquone, fulmini e saette, canti etno), qualche passaggio parasinfonico e qualche inserto acustico sotto forma di capionamento (sax, violoncello, altre corde non identificate). Poi finisce anche […]

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“Up, Down, Charm, Strange, Top, Bottom” reviewed by Terz

Dieses beeindruckende Audio des offenen Klangkunst-Improv-Kollektivs wurde von Miguel Carvalhais und Pedro Tudela in Porto zu vier langen Stücken komponiert und gemastert. Die Studiobearbeitung des Materials aus dem Zeitraum von 2002 bis 2007 vergleichen die beiden bisweilen mit der Arbeit eines Mechanikers oder Uhrmachers, wo individuelle Teile in einem viel größeren und komplexeren System zusammengefügt […]

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“Up, Down, Charm, Strange, Top, Bottom” reviewed by Octopus

Pour ce septième album – le troisième sur le label Crónica -, les plasticiens sonores Miguel Carvalhais et Pedro Tudela continuent leur interrogation de la musique en tant que forme d’art, en tant que message médiumnique davantage que médiatique susceptible d’établir un lien entre la nature extérieure et la forme intériorisée contenue dans ce cd. […]

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“Up, Down, Charm, Strange, Top, Bottom” reviewed by Musique Machine

This bizarrely entitled album is another fevered and improvised trip into musical and sound from the minds of the @c (Miguel Carvalhais and Pedro Tudela)- it’s a dense mix of rhythmic elements, field recording, modern classical and avant jazz textures, electronic elements, noise and of course improv- having been quite taken by their De-Tour collaboration […]

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“Up, Down, Charm, Strange, Top, Bottom” reviewed by Neural

This atypical album is divided into four tracks of unusual and disparate lengths – the first lasts more than twenty minutes, the second and third are less than two minutes long, and the last stretches out to more than forty minutes. ‘Up, Down, Charm, Strange, Top, Bottom’ by Miguel Carvalhais and Pedro Tudela, aka @C, […]

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