Aposiopèse

THOMAS TILLY – ‘SCRIPT GEOMETRY’ 2LP
Script_geometryIn March 2013, I traveled to the Nouragues scientific research station in French Guiana. Situated in the heart of a tropical rainforest, this station welcomes international scientific research progams dealing with tropical forests and their biodiversity. For the 30 days and nights of my stay, i listened to and captured the sound environment with an emphasis on animal communications : those wich are perceptible to the huan ear, but also the inaudible spectrum. The result is a collection of compositions and phonography characteristic of the zone. No electronic treatement has been added to these recordings other than a low cut filter and a light EQ mix. Script Geometry was conducted as an artist-in-residency programme at the Confort Moderne, Jazz à Potiers, the Lieu Multiple and the Nouragues Station in French Guiana between february and June 2013. A series of concerts, conférences, broadcasts and a creative workshop took place in accompaniment to the project — — Approaching the forest as if were a city, a construct, an ensemble of strata and vertical heights where signals answer, contrast and ignore each other.Variations occur, fullness and emptiness are created according to the weather and the peak and off-preak hours. This density that language can’t define presents a challenge for the ear, and from this density surfaces, frm time to time, certain analogies to a modern sound environment. Cultural leads fraw our experience of these natural acoustic phenomenin towards the domain of technology : “it sounds like… it’s like…” The timbres ? The sound structures ? There exists something in a tropical forest that sounds like and plays within the realms of electronics, music and electronics noise ; something characteristic of an era long before the birth of biotopes that form this forest and create this sound. Script geometry comes from this idea and the desire to work with density, in an attempt to extract forms that characterize these analogies. Taking these sounds out of their context and rearranging them as we would patch cables on a synthesizer ; weaving these strata and vertica heights into a different pattern by using the signals from the forest as if they were synthetic sounds : dissecting this spectrum and looking for something that can only be revealed through listening, this is the essence of the project —

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Upside Down Recordings

NASTRO – ‘Terzo Mondo’ LP 14€
cover terzo mondo web 100TERZO MONDO is the third album from NASTRO. NASTRO are Manuel Cascone and Francesco Petricca. Manuel Cascone and Francesco Petricca have played percussions, kalimba, synthesizers, sequencers, flute and something else. TERZO MONDO (Third World for the ones unfamiliar with italian) was recorded in roughly five months, after researches and several attempts to give a follow up to 300mq (UDR08 – 2012), a mix of fractions of sound recorded, chopped, chewed, sampled and put in fermentation. The solution in the end went for the abandoning of the multitrack recordings for a sound that is dry, dehydrated, just MONO, ten live sessions captured on an ideal support coherent with the title of the album they have delivered. What comes out is border music; sitting comfortably by the window of our browser we can see banana pickers crowding the streets of the Pontine Marshes riding their bicycles, voodoo sessions at the sound of a modular synthesizer, and at the same time caress the ears with the squelching frequencies of the iPhone speaker, cos this is our third eye-ear. Imagine if “Faust Tapes” era Faust were a duo produced by James Ferraro to get an idea of what it might sound like. Mastered by Andrea Merlini (mastering engineer for Heroin in Tahiti, TheAwayTeam etc.) LP Vinyl / 200 copies with immediate download at purchase

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Important Records

GEZAN – ‘It Was Once Said To Be A Song’ CD
It Was Once Said To Be A Song is the debut album from Japan’s Gezan. Gezan have become popular in their home country for their high speed noise, punk, hardcore and psych-rock music. In Japan, Gezan have been embraced by the previous generation of underground rock. The band was recommended to Imprec by Kawabata Makoto of the Acid Mothers Temple who said that Gezan was his favorite live band in Japan.

GUNN + GANGLOFF – ‘Melodies For A Savage Fix’ CD
Steve Gunn and Mike Gangloff (Pelt) combine six-and 12-string guitars with gongs, tanpura, singing bowls, shruti box, and banjo fora gorgeous collection of improvised compositions.

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Cruel Nature Records

Roadside Picnic meets Dominique Ciancio – ‘Sword Fighting Jazz’ C20 £5 
roadside picnicA 2 hour canoe trip across the Tinn Sea led to a vacant scout beach settlement and the discovery of a huge metal disc, which was strung up 7 feet high. The disc’s sonic terrain was explored with stones and wood in relation to a jazz approach to construction of several pieces; ranging from interpretations of jazz standards, traditional Norwegian classics to micro improv tones, Recorded live with no overdubs as it happened by Justin Wiggan and Dominique Ciancio.
This is jazz broken
This is broken jazz
This is the new tradition
This is now history
This is sword fighting jazz
Recorded live at Sendvik, Atro, Telemark, Norway August 2013. Limited to 30 copies, recorded on a mint green tape with full-colour inlay.

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Sound of Cobra

LA PIRAMIDE DI SANGUE – ‘Sette’ LP
piramide“The bloody pyramid” – is a seven musician ensemble from Torino, Italy. The sound of the band is built on two guitars, two basses, one clarinet, one synth, several effects, drums and percussions. There’s a rich history in psychedelic music, and we all know it. The best trip is always the one yet to be embarked upon. And each trip is different from the one before. You can’t jump into the same lysergic river twice. Don’t even try. Instead, prepare to be washed away by the sonic waves of „Sette“ – a sunbaked stoner trip for both the funky freshman and the psychedelic veteran. The latter may find traces of Santana’s „Caravanserai“ or Embryo’s „Reise“ when listening – as well as some strong Spiritual Jazz vibes, resembling the Phill Musra Group and the likes. It’s all there and much more. Limited Edition of 600 copies in 180gr.

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GODrecs

Slobodan Kajkut – ‘The Art of Living Dies…’
god23116cf7Lack of musical material, minimalism but not for it’s purposes, patterns shifting in themselves… The Art of Living Dies… The piece is performed by Michael Moser, a cult figure in Austrian new music, whose work includes significant collaborations with bands like Polwechsel and Zeitkratzer and artist such as Bernhard Lang, Peter Ablinger, Fennesz, David Sylvian (Manafon)… Very slow, extremely static, the piece drives into one direction, without specific target but also without tendency to be contemplative. As with some previous pieces (check out GOD 13) its goal is the pure sense of nothingness…

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PAN

BASS CLEF – ‘Raven Yr Own Worl’ 12″/DL
panact_bassclefsi03Ralph Cumbers’ debut Bass Clef 12″ for PAN sees the modular maestro stalking the ‘floor with typical, technical suss and cheeky UK humour. The ‘Raven Yr Own Worl’ EP is the latest and most sharply focussed in a golden streak of releases which have seen the London-based producer tour some of the bastions of British electronica, from Punch Drunk to Alter and Public Information, not to mention his own, cultishly adored Magic + Dreams label.Thru the prism of his favoured BugBrand Modular system – handmade by Bristol’s Tom Bugs – the four tracks of his ‘Raven Yr Own Worl’ EP patch a lattice of reference ports between Radiophonic experimentation, bedroom electronica, classic dub production techniques, and the not-so-distant spirits of halcyon UK rave music. His ‘Self-Perpetuating Fun Loop’ is razor-sharp acid funk in the tradition of Luke Vibert and the Rephlex hordes, and ‘Fluorescent City Shining City’ a deftly playful piece of acid dub strut recalling early Two Lone Swordsmen. His bleep techno tribute ‘Euphoric Nihilism’ is possibly the most intricate and evocative number, also flashing glimpses of ‘ardcore whistles and EBM in its tightly coiled matrix, whilst ‘Adventures Unventured, Tenderness Untendered’ is a blissed steppers’ kiss off meeting digi-dub and misty-eyed IDM at the warehouse. The effortless fluidity and charm of these tracks belies the skill, personality and intuitively dextrous approach of Bass Clef and his affinity with the machine. They’re timeless pieces of UK electronica carrying the weight of heritage forward. Bass Clef is due to tour in his Some Truths alias with Tom Bug, promising uniquely alien electronic soundscapes with each performance. The 12″ is mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at D&M. It is pressed on 140g white vinyl which itself is housed in a silk screened pvc sleeve with artwork by Kathryn Politis & Bill Kouligas.

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Truco Esparrago

BOREALIS – ‘Tumba para un caballo cojo/Los ojos del sobremundo’ CD
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABorealis is guitarist Eduardo Suàrez, a superb 6 & 12 string acoustic guitarist who is influenced by drone-folk, primitive and ambient music. A gifted and highly talented player, the music of Borealis is inspired by Paul Metzger, Ben Chasny, Robbie Basho or John Fahey, but with an interesting european touch. In this factory produced CDr which comes in a pro printed digipack cover, the label Truco Esparrago compiles the LP “Tumba Para Un Caballo Cojo” and the EP “Los Ojos Del Sobremundo”, both of them previously released by the UK label Reverb Worship. In total you get a superb CD which is 75 minutes in length, limited to only 100 copies.

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Aires

Aires – ‘Aires’
a0569375652_2The Aires project is only a couple of months old yet it represents years of experimentation with sources as diverse as digital sounds, samples and field recordings. The self-titled debut album, just released by Enough Records, shows this sonic evolution in 30 minutes, divided by three tracks and an interlude. Dark, machine-driven yet emotional and ambitious, “Aires” is a firm first step into the world of experimental music.

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Unovis

ICE ORGY – ’2′ C30 $5
IceOrgy2smallCold, but organic ambient techno drone drawing from influences as diverse as GAS (Wolfing Voigt), Steve Reich, Abruptum, and the noiser side of Shoegaze. First edition of 50 copies, CrO2 C30 Cassette. Letterpressed covers, j-card, and labels. Recorded on 8track Cassette and printed by Roy Styles at the Unovis Workshop, Brooklyn NY. Mixed by R. Styles and Jeremy Scott.

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