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“Up, Down, Charm, Strange, Top, Bottom” reviewed by De:Bug

Miguel Carvalhais and Pedro Tudela haben sich durch Fieldrecordings, Liveaufnahmen und Studiosessions allein oder mit Gastmusikern in den letzten fünf Jahren eine Menge Basismaterial fuer ihr neues Album erarbeitet. Aus diesem Fundus konstruierten die beiden vier spannende Musique Concrète-Studiokompositionen, die die unterschiedlichsten Klang- und Geräuschquellen kombinieren und nie langweilig werden.

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“Up, Down, Charm, Strange, Top, Bottom” reviewed by The Wire

A quite brilliant offering from @c, who are Crónica label bosses Pedro Tudela and Miguel Carvalhais, with third member Lia contributing live visuals and sleeve art. The music here is by turns witty, dark and ravishing, with acoustic instrumentation, particularly percussion, woven into the dense digital fabric of the sound with great flair and precision. […]

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“Up, Down, Charm, Strange, Top, Bottom” reviewed by Comunicazione Interna

Settimo disco firmato @c, duo elettro-acustico portoghese composto da Miguel Carvalhais e Pedro Tudela qui all’opera su una serie di file-recordings registrati tra il 2002 e il 2007 in giro per l’Europa, catturando performances musicali da Porto a Glasgow, da Lilla ad Helsinki, da Lisbona a Vienna, da Londra a Monaco di Baviera. Materiale questo […]

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

@c’s Up, Down, Charm, Strange, Top, Bottom declares its unique character even before a single note is heard. There’s the unusual group name, for starters, and then there’s the album’s four tracks, two of which are under two minutes, and the others twenty and forty. Assembled using studio, live and field recordings, Up, Down, Charm, […]

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“Up, Down, Charm, Strange, Top, Bottom” reviewed by The Sound Projector

Candidate for ‘puzzler of the week’ is a curious recording by Miguel Carvalhais and Pedro Tudela, here trading under the name of @c. Their Up, Down, Charm, Strange, Top, Bottom (CRÓNICA 031) takes the practice of sampling into a strange and hermetic dimension. About 11 musicians were recorded over a five year period, only to […]

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“Up, Down, Charm, Strange, Top, Bottom” reviewed by France Musique, Tapage Nocturne

C’est sous le pseudonyme d’@c que les portugais Miguel Carvalhais et Pedro Tudela viennent d’éditer leur 7ème album et leur troisième collaboration au catalogue du label Crónica basé à Porto. Miguel Carvalhais et Pedro Tudela sont des compositeurs chevronnés de musique concrète, ils utilisent des prises de sons réalisées en studio, sur scène ou en extérieur […]

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

This is the seventh instalment – and the third for Crónica – of Porto based duo Pedro Tudela and Miguel Carvalhais. This CD took to Miguel and Pedro two years of production and comprised five years of live, studio and field recordings, work inspired from several artists that in this album found their contributions by […]

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“Up, Down, Charm, Strange, Top, Bottom” reviewed by Le Son Du Grisli

Les Portugais Miguel Carvalhais et Pedro Tudela, ou @c, travaillent à une musique électroacoustique en passe de perdre son acoustique mais convaincante quand même. Sur Up, Down, Charm, Strange, Top, Bottom, trouver quelques combinaisons malignes : de field recordings européens et de reverses velléitaires, de souffles effacés par le mouvement soudain d’un archet sur violoncelle, […]

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“Up, Down, Charm, Strange, Top, Bottom” reviewed by Jazz e Arredores

Up, Down, Charm, Strange, Top, Bottom, disco recente do duo portuense @C (Miguel Carvalhais e Pedro Tudela) regista uma experiência criativa que lida com a microtonalidade e a criação de sons digitais e/ou digitalizados produzidos em ambiente laptopiano, tanto em circuito fechado como em espaço amplo e aberto ao longo de um período de cinco […]

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

Miguel Carvalhais and Pedro Tudela are @C, armed with their laptops they play mostly improvised music. However, important, they don’t release improvised music. How is this possible. Their improvisations are restricted for playing together, in a concert like situation, with or without audience. All of the resulting recordings are taken into the studio and used […]

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