"Invisible Architecture" was recorded using diverse unconventional microphone techniques in Vassivière’s Island during the artistic residence of Putten in a tower acoustic designed in such a place. The resultant records were mixed then by Galarreta in order to highlighting the acoustic, secret and magic qualities of all the experience.
"Becoming Siren" is like a the title aims a siren singing bewitching you as Ulises in the Odyssey with the idea of turn you a brave soldier of poetry and the music, extracting you from the worldly-minded noise, shaking off the skin and filling your heart with transmundane messages full with beauty, dew and wild wisdom.
"Becoming Storm" on the other hand becomes more natural and for the same thing cold and inhuman. More cosmic. One can breathe at every tempo the late afternoons, the deserts and some of the thousands of horizons that have been guilty of such a metamusical gem. Janneke’s original voice almost does not even perceive between so many reverberation, echo and remix but undoubtedly that at the moment of the performance it should have been an unpronounceable event. Totally otherworldly.
Both pieces listened to 33 rpm -slower as the authors advise- are an overdose for that the narrowness of the language and the words are ridicule. It is impossible to do justice to that magnificence. Do not commit the classic conventional/normalito mistake of denying to your ears these delicacies like the Homeric companions of Odiseo did -with the exception of beautiful Butes. Face the Real thing: you will come up made another one.
Antique suzani, Uzbekistan
Janneke Van Der Putten & Christian Galarreta: Invisible Architecture
Wilder Gonzales Agreda: Lima Norte Metamúsica
Aloardi (distributie Eigen Beheer) / Aloardi (distributie Eigen Beheer) / Super Space Records (distributie Import)
Janneke van der Putten and Christian Galarreta explore in ‘Invisible architecture’ the lighthouse on Île de Vassivière. Resonance, reverb, voice and other sounds are edited and manipulated in an attempt to make the acoustic properties of the tower audible. The result is an album with two compositions that breathe an almost sacred atmosphere. Elongated sounds merge with each other and sometimes little rhythmic sounds appear. At times intriguing, but the space of the tower of Île de Vassivière does not become tangible anywhere. For this sounds are missing, like your own breath, fading footsteps, buzz of attendees, the slamming of a door, the rush of wind … As performance ‘Invisible Architecture’ seems to have succeeded. On the Lp are, unfortunately, some remarks to be made. Despite the nice heavy 180 gr pressing the listener inevitably encounters the limitations of the medium. Small taps are not distracting, but on both sides around the end of the composition, the needle frightfully starts to crack and adds its own acoustic peculiarities to the listening experience. If you then follow the instructions to play the lp as loud as possible and to run on both 33 and 45 rpm, you create, in unintended extra hum, rumble in the bass, crackling and other noises, an acoustic experience of your own Invisible Architecture. Sajjra is Christian Galarreta. On this debut album contains some intriguing tracks. The first track is somewhat reminiscent of music from the early days of the Swans and later Sajjra seems to hook up with contemporary sound artist as Laurent Perrier. However Sajjra has above all its own style with its stacked, distorted (guitar) sounds, repetitive rhythms and sound collages where sometimes a song comes to the surface. On ‘Lima Norte Metamúsica “of the Peruvian Wilder Gonzales Agreda are seven compositions with experimental music. With known elements such as electronics, distorted voices, sound samples and processed acoustic sounds Wilder models are sound castles without having clear affinity with the music of his Western colleagues. And that makes it worth listening to it.
door Rob Vugs (augustus 2014)
Orquídea is an act that cultivates shoegazer style as we understood in the sublime 90’s. They come from southern city of Arequipa and after 10 years of existence have published “Abril”, their first album. In front of Orquídea are Raúl Begazo and Abdel de la Cruz, two notable lovers of groups like The Ecstasy of St. Theresa, Pale Saints, Closedown and certainly of My Bloody Valentine's historical “Loveless” -they even dare with an excellent cover of “Only Shallow”.
The album carries an aura of ecstasy and sexual revelry that will turn it the favorite artifact of the encounters with your best female friends or of your moments of lonely onanism in front of your computer. The invited vocalist, Jessica Lobón, paints with ether and sublime colors the songs in which she is in front: “Only Shallow” and the beautiful “Input”. “No Religion” might be a lost single from Swervedriver or from Swirlies. “Se va” and “Abril” are of the most precious jewels that Peruvian music has offered to the world. To the magic height of any hymn by Silvania or by early Espira. The excellent intonation and melancholy whispers of Raúl Begazo show him not only as a talented songwriter but as the current factotum of Orquídea 2014 version: he has recorded the guitar, drums and bass in all the disc.
After long 10 years of waiting the fans of Orquídea can finally enjoy the début album of this marvellous arequipean ethereal act. We should be emotionally grateful with Raúl Begazo -and with Abdel de la Cruz- for daring with such a enrapturing and paradisiac music that to a great extent allows to believe that in the middle of societal sistematical shit still we human beings are capable of visualize/feel states of perfection and blossom where the most beautiful stars, arcoirisas and nymphs come together to delight us with unrepeatable voluptuousness. As would say the hallucinated supermeng Hölderlin: “man is a beggar when he thinks and a god when he dreams”.
Wilder Gonzales Agreda.
new review of LIMA NORTE METAMÚSICA by american mag Decorder.
Velimir Khlebnikov: “The Radio of the Future” (written in 1921; radiophonic recreation by Miguel Molina Alarcon and Leopoldo Amigo, 2006)
In 1921, the Russian futurist poet Velimir Khlebnikov wrote a remarkable essay entitled “The Radio of the Future,” in which he projects a vision of the new wireless medium as a synaesthetic panacea for modern man— “the spiritual sun of the country, a great wizard and sorceror” which will unite humanity by allowing for the instantaneous, universal transmission of text, sound, flavor, and scent.
Khlebnikov’s essay, which must be read to be believed, has been imaginitively realized in sound by the scholar and sound artist Miguel Molina Alarcon of the Laboratorio de Creaciones Intermedia at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia in Spain. He has used the sonic references in “The Radio of the Future” to construct a sound-collage that evokes the heady, futuristic atmosphere of Khlebnikov’s writing.
The album from which this track is taken is one of the most remarkable documents of experimental music I have yet discovered. Consisting of one disc of reconstructions and one disc of historical recordings, Baku: Symphony of Sirens offers entry into the bizarre and beautiful sound-world of the early 20th-century Russian avant-garde. I will be featuring more of it in due time.
Larry carlson and his hallucinogenic art work.
Psychedelic might not quite cut it when it comes to trying to explain the crazy-colourful collages of Larry Carlson. It’s hard to know where to start as Carlson jams animals, religion, landscapes into spacey, rainbow-coloured collage. He’s also experimented with digital paintings, animation and photography.
"Verde" en vivo por HIPNOASCENSIÓN
Live @ Centro Cultural de España - Lima, Peru
"The aloneness is total and complete. Not loneliness but aloneness. Loneliness is always concerned with others; aloneness is concerned with oneself."