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Philip Samartzis & Eric La Casa’s “Captured Space” reviewed by A Closer Listen

What is the role of wilderness in the imagination?  Is wilderness still wild if it is walled?  In a preserve, who are the captors, and who are the captives?  These are only a few of the questions asked by Philip Samartzis and Eric La Casa as they record the soundscape of South Africa’s Kruger National Park. The […]

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Philip Samartzis & Eric La Casa’s “Captured Space” reviewed by Chain DLK

“Captured Space” comprises two ambient pieces built up from field recordings made over the space of ten days in and around the Kruger National Park in the corner of South Africa. Individual recordings have been layered up to create something denser than real life, but still essentially realistic. It’s a sonic portrait that, unsurprisingly, is […]

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New release: Philip Samartzis & Eric La Casa’s “Captured Space”

Located in the north-east corner of South Africa, bisected by the Tropic of Capricorn, is Kruger National Park. Bordered by Zimbabwe and Mozambique, the subtropical park is approximately 360 kilometres long and 65 kilometres wide, and takes in the provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga. Aside from abundant wildlife, the landscape contains assorted vegetation including red […]

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Philip Samartzis & Eric La Casa’s “Captured Space” reviewed by Vital Weekly

Now, here’s a name that I haven’t heard in some time. Philip Samartzis was quite active some fifteen to twenty years ago as what was then called a laptop artist. Funnily the last time his name appeared in these pages, back in Vital Weekly 675, was with work also recorded with Eric La Casa. That was a […]

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