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Haarvöl + Xoán-Xil López’s “Unwritten Rules for a Ceaseless Journey” reviewed by Music Map

Gli Haarvöl sono una formazione elettronica e sperimentale portoghese che nel 2012 ha avviato un progetto ambizioso, con il quale tentano di esplorare le proprietà del suono per creare ambientazioni cinematiche. Qualche mese fa, il trio ha collaborato con Xoán-Xil López, musicista e sound artist originario della Galizia, anch’egli già impegnato in alcuni progetti sperimentali. […]

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Haarvöl + Xoán-Xil López’s “Unwritten Rules for a Ceaseless Journey” reviewed by Rockerilla

Unwritten Rules of a Ceaseless Journey by Haarvöl + Xoán-Xil López

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Haarvöl + Xoán-Xil López’s “Unwritten Rules for a Ceaseless Journey” reviewed by Fluid Sonic Fluctuations

Welcome to the 17th review in the Fluid Label Focus series on the Crónica label. Today I have for you another recent release on the label that I finally got to this month. This is the new collaborative album by Portuguese experimental group Haarvöl and field recordist and sound artist Xóan-Xil López, titled Unwritten Rules […]

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Haarvöl + Xoán-Xil López’s “Unwritten Rules for a Ceaseless Journey” reviewed by Aural Aggravation

Useful points worth noting by way of a preface: Unwritten Rules for a Ceaseless Journey documents three pieces composed for dance, commissioned by Ballet Teatro for the play Revoluções (Revolutions) by choreographer Né Barros. The in three parts are designed to embody formal idealisations of the three decisive layers of time — past, present, and […]

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Haarvöl + Xoán-Xil López’s “Unwritten Rules for a Ceaseless Journey” reviewed by Toneshift

A startlingly effective drone runs through the new collaboration between Galician artist Xoán-Xil Lópezand the trio Haarvöl (Fernando José Pereira, João Faria, and Rui Manuel Vieira) on the three stilling pieces on Unwritten Rules of a Ceaseless Journey. In 2019 to date, this is by far, my favorite record. It’s a bit breathtaking and hard to write about as […]

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New release: Haarvöl + Xoán-Xil López’s “Unwritten Rules for a Ceaseless Journey”

Haarvöl’s three permanent members — Fernando José Pereira, João Faria, and Rui Manuel Vieira — collaborate with Xoán-Xil López, a Galician sound artistic working on field recording and experimental music. Haarvöl develops cinematic soundscapes, with analogue or digital sound sources weaved in complex and detailed compositions. They have been active since 2012 and have thus far released […]

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Haarvöl + Xoán-Xil López’s “Unwritten Rules for a Ceaseless Journey” reviewed by nitestylez.de

Put on the circuit via the Portuguese Cronica-imprint only recently is “Unwritten Rules Of A Ceaseless Journey”, the latest album collaboration by Haarvöl and Xoan-Xil Lopez which consists of three, each 15 minutes spanning tracks which were commissioned works for a theatre piece named “Revolucoes”. Opening with “Something’s Missing (Utopian)” the artists pave the way for […]

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Haarvöl + Xoán-Xil López’s “Unwritten Rules for a Ceaseless Journey” reviewed by Die Subjectivisten

Fernando José Pereira en João Faria zijn sinds 2014 de kernleden van de Portugese groep Haarvöl, hoewel er dikwijls gasten aanschuiven voor de muziek dan wel beeldmateriaal. Voor dat laatste mogen ze nu steevast rekenen op Rui Manuel Vieira. Ze maken veelal een grofkorrelige mix van drones, glitches, veldopnames, ambient en allerhande experimenten. Voor hun […]

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Haarvöl + Xoán-Xil López’s “Unwritten Rules for a Ceaseless Journey” reviewed by Vital Weekly

Portuguese trio Haarvöl (Fernando José Pereira, Joao Faria and Rui Manuel Vieira) have so far released five albums, three of which are on the Dutch Moving Furniture Records label, one on Pad and one of Family Film Project Edition. Not every member plays an instrument, as they are very active with film as well. Their […]

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