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Three Crónica releases at De Subjectivisten Sietse’s top 30

Alexander Rishaug’s “Ma.Org Pa.Git”, Martijn Tellinga’s “Positions”, and Jos Smolders’s “Modular Works 2015Q1”. Really happy to see these three releases listed here after a great year at Crónica. There are wonderful things lined up for 2016, stay tuned! :) via De Subjectivisten Ma.Org Pa.Git by Alexander Rishaug Positions by Martijn Tellinga Modular Works 2015Q1 by […]

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“Modular Works 2015Q1” reviewed by Chain DLK

The name of Jos Smolders should say something to many followers of the most hidden recesses of electronic and experimental music, as you could have met it as the signature of some articles on well-known Vital magazine or less recently on EARLabs.org, a label he made that turned into a proper webzine and one of […]

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“Modular Works 2015Q1” reviewed by Kindamuzik

Modulation was op het vorige Le Guess Who?-festival misschien wel de leukste plek. De gekke, kuilachtige zaal maakte het mogelijk om van bovenaf op de tafels met apparatuur te kijken. Daarop: spaghetti aan kabels, effectapparaten en vooral: modulaire synthesizers. De oase van rust ter plaatse werd geruggensteund door tactiele klanken, analoge texturen en de fascinatie […]

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“Modular Works 2015Q1” reviewed by Whisperinandhollerin

As the title suggests, the four compositions featured on this album came into being in the first three months of the year, and is a counterpart to last year’s series of ‘Modular Works 2014’ (Q1-4) releases. While the pieces may on the surface appear to be sparse, darkly atmospheric ambient works, there was a definite […]

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“Modular Works 2015Q1” reviewed by Vital Weekly

I know I get into deep trouble doing what I am about to do now: review a download only release. It will spawn mails that scream ‘me mine me mine too’, or ‘what has Jos Smolders that I don’t?’ (let’s see how many got this last sentence, and immediately mailed me when they read the […]

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“Modular Works 2015Q1” reviewed by Touching Extremes

The metaphrasis of musique concrete presented by Jos Smolders in this short cycle of rather recent compositions has the merit of expressing carefully selected concepts with logical precision. Repeated plunges into the realm of impenetrability also reveal many of its attractive features. The three movements of “For RH” (about time that someone dedicated a work […]

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“Modular Works 2015Q1” reviewed by The Wire

In the recent surge of modular synth use, the hardware and the process occasionally overtake the music. Lost is the power of modular systems as tools for composition. In this latest installment of his continuing Modular Works series, Dutch underground maven, Vital Weekly contributor and longtime mastering engineer Jos Smolders corrects this imbalance. Smolders made […]

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“Modular Works 2015Q1” reviewed by Gonzo Circus

Kort daarna heeft Smolders “Modular Works 2015Q1” uitgebracht, een muzikaal verslag van zijn bezigheden in het eerste kwartaal van dit jaar. Zoals de titel al aangeeft, is de muziek gemaakt met een modulaire, analoge synthesizer. Drie titels verwijzen naar Robert Hampson (Loop, Main), maar het album is eerder geïnspireerd door Pierre Henry. Smolders masterde een […]

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