[095] Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe - Thought Withdrawal

Label: Land and Sea
Catalog#: #29
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 2016

1 Stage 1 14:02

2 Stage 3 2:28
3 Stage 2 12:46
4 Stage 4 9:30
listen sample

"Thought Withdrawal" is a time based installation meant to serve as a Form Constant/Hypnagogic interpretation through video and sound synthesis. While the video installation was built before arriving at the gallery, the sound installation was generated on site. the notion of creating a site specific work was key in the investigation of the relationship of space to the visual/auditory work. On February 20th, 2016 LAND AND SEA had the pleasure of hosting Robert at our project space in Oakland California. The gallery hours leading up to Robert’s live performance were serene and meditative. A patch was created on his modular synthesizer that accompany a looped video projection comprised of synthesized, lush, amorphic color blobs and blends easing in and out from one another. Time and perception shifted. The live performance was stunning, and inspired us to make this record. The sound piece in several parts, is meant to interact with the video installation in an intuitive way. as there is no hard sync between the two components, yet there exists an illusion of firm synchronicity between them. the sound also provides an illusion of acoustic instrumentation, yet it is only a series of voltages moved and manipulated to induce another illusory element.

Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe (b. 1975) is an artist and composer that works with voice in the realm of spontaneous music often under the moniker of Lichens. Most recently, creating patch pieces with modular synthesizer and tonal vocal work has been a focus of live performance and recordings. The marriage of synthesis and the voice has allowed for a heightened physicality in the way of ecstatic music, both in a live setting and recorded. The sensitivity of analogue modular systems echoes the organic nature of vocal expression which in this case is meant to put forth a trancelike state. Through collaboration Robert has worked with Ben Russell, Ben Rivers, Sabrina Ratté, Rose Lazar, Nicolas Becker, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Tarek Atoui, Philippe Parreno, Evan Calder Williams, Ariel Kalma, Lucky Dragons, Alexandra Wolkowicz, Biba Bell, ADULT, Doug Aitken, and Rose Kallal, as well as many others.


[094] Leo Svirsky - Heights in Depths

Label: Catch Wave Ltd.
Catalog#: CW 002
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 2016

A Heights in Depths 17:36

B Depths in Heights 18:21

米ワシントンDC出身、現在はオランダのデン・ハーグを拠点に活動している作曲家/インプロヴァイザーLeo Svirsky(レオ・スヴァルスキ)。ピアノと歌による「Songs In The Key Of Survival」に続き、ソロ2作目として発表されたアコーディオンの独奏。A面 "Heights in Depths" は、一方向に真っすぐ伸びる高音域のロングトーンを基調に、複雑なうなりと倍音の変化、不安定なモアレ縞を浮き上がらせる、きわめてミニマルな演奏。B面 "Depths in Heights" は、和声・奏法・呼吸の抑揚とも比較的起伏のある構成で、中音域の粗い質感と後半にかけて色味を増してゆくコードの推移が特に美しいです。両サイドとも骨組みとなる作曲に基づきながら、テクスチュアの変化が即時的に引き起こされ、緊張と弛緩、麻痺と覚醒、鎮静と高揚という相反するものの揺らぎの中に身を潜めるように、均衡を保ちつつ密やかに進行しています。レコーディングは今年3月27日の復活祭、アムステルダムのアートギャラリーW139にて。インナースリーヴには歴史学者Norman Cohn(ノーマン・コーン)によるテキスト「The Pursuit of the Millennium(千年王国の追求)」の抜粋が、レーベル・サイトにその一節「To descend from the oneness or Eternity, into the multiplicity, is to lose ourselves in an endlesse Labyrinth.(同一性または永遠性から多様性へと降下することは、終わりなき迷宮で自分自身を失うことである)」が記されており、おそらく宗教思想における「永続性・循環性・普遍性」と「響き・知覚」との関係性に着眼した作品とみてとれます。リリース元はブルックリンを拠点に今年新たに立ち上げられたレーベルCatch Wave。オーナーのBritton Powell(ブリトン・パウェル)は、東海岸のエモ/インディロック・シーンでのバンド活動を経て、現在はソロ名義で、ミニマリズム/実験音楽に接近した作曲・演奏活動を行っている作曲家兼ベーシスト。レーベルの最初のリリースとなった本作のカタログ番号は2番で、1番はブリュッセルの作曲家Dominique Lawalrée(ドミニク・ラヴァルレ)の初期作品の編集盤、3番にはミュンヘンの前衛民族音楽集団BetweenのギタリストRoberto Détrée(ロベルト・デトレ)のソロ作のリイシューがアナウンスされています。



Dominique Lawalrée - First Meeting [CW001]
selections from early 1970's-80's records

Roberto Détrée - Architectura Celestis [CW003]
oliginally released on Wergo Spectrum in 1982


[093] Mark Fell - Focal Music

Label: The Tapeworm

Catalog#: TTW 89
Format: Cassette
Country: UK
Released: 2016

A1 Focal Music #4 with Aby Vulliamy, Viola, Leeds 2015 11:14

A2 Focal Music #3 with Laura Cannell, Overbowed Violin, Newcastle 2015 20:41
B1 Focal Music #5a with Sandro Mussida, Piano, Karlsruhe 2016 15:32
B2 Focal Music #5b with Sandro Mussida, Piano, Karlsruhe 2016 15:20

“The series of works on this cassette began in 2011 when I attended a workshop/residency programme led by the British sound artist, composer and performer Jan Hendrickse. During a workshop session I played a pattern generating system via headphones to a drummer, Patrik Jarlestam, who played a single snare drum. The basic premise of the work was that the performer should follow the pattern as accurately as possible, and to see what happened at the moments when the pattern changed – i.e. to foreground the performers attempts to follow the pattern and their ability to cope with the subtle yet unusual changes. 
The pattern itself consists of a single percussive sound. The timing of the sound is determined by a list of five values ranging from one to 11 that represent timing intervals. These values are stepped through one at a time and multiplied by a base value, typically 80 milliseconds, to give the following possible timing intervals: 80, 160, 240, 320, 400, 480, 560, 640, 720, 800 and 880 milliseconds. A typical pattern might consist of something like 240, 240, 480, 320 and 320 which makes a total loop length of 1.6 seconds. If a single value is changed, for example element one becomes 560, the overall loop length extends to 1.92 seconds. 
Although the patterns are relatively simple, and as a listener one can assimilate their form quite easily, it can be quite difficult to play along to them especially at those moments of change. So the piece can be thought of as a kind of intervention into the musical training and embedded musical vocabularies that the performer brings to the work. The point of the piece is not a perfect recital, but the difficulties that the performer encounters and the musical moments that these difficulties produce. 
Unfortunately I believe there is no recording of Jarlestam’s first performance of this piece – “Focal Music #1”. The piece was performed a second time by Okkyung Lee during her residency at Café Oto, London 2015. “Focal Music #3” was performed with Laura Cannell at Baltic 39 (Newcastle, 2015) for Broken Telephone, an event which formed part of Peter J. Evans’ exhibition Across Islands, Divides. “Focal Music #4” was performed with Aby Vulliamy at The Leeds Library (Leeds, 2015) at Peter Gidal/Mark Fell: Film/Sound organised by Pavilion and curated by Will Rose. “Focal Music #5a” and “Focal Music #5b” were recorded with Sandro Mussida at Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (Karlsruhe, 2016) in the Kubus studio. The piece, performed on piano, takes two forms: the first based upon a six note pitch set of which any two notes are played at the same time; the second is formed of 5 discreet layers each with a single note. These were played in isolation following the same guide pattern and then later overlaid to form a single pseudo chord.” - Mark Fell, South Yorkshire, 4th May 2016



[092] Alex Albrecht - Leisure Link Mix

モジュラーシンセやフィールド・レコーディング音源を効果的に使い、ある場所の空気感やストーリー的情趣を喚起させるディープなテックハウス作品を、自身で主宰するAnalogue Attic Recordingsから発表しているメルボルンのデュオ・プロジェクトAlbrecht La'Brooy(アルブレヒト・ラブロイ)。このデュオの片割れで、ピアニストのAlex Albrecht(アレックス・アルブレヒト)が、メルボルンのコミュニティラジオTriple Rの音楽プログラム「Leisure Link」に提供、10月25日の夜に放送された1時間のミックス。ニューエイジ、クリック/ミニマル、ダウンテンポからコンテンポラリー・ジャズまで、彼らの志向と影響源が垣間見える、渋い趣のあるアンビエント・セレクション。26:30-38:55-の2曲はAlbrecht La'Brooyの未発表音源で、特に2曲目は、2人がシンパシーを示しているJonny Nashのソロ作に通じる静謐でメランコリックなサウンドが素晴らしいです。

Leisure Link

hosted by Didvid.S
3RRR - Triple R 102.7 FM Melbourne



[091] va Boredom Is Deep And Mysterious

Label: April Records
Catalog#: APR 001CD
Format: CD, Compilation
Country: Denmark
Released: 1994

1 Dub Tractor - See Trough Cabins 7:07

2 Dub Tractor - P-Phase S.T. 6:20
3 Acustic - Dimension 4:34
4 Acustic - Coral 6:46
5 Recycler 202 - Recycler 202 9:11
6 Double Muffled Dolphin - Alphapulse 10:20
7 Double Muffled Dolphin - Betaspin 8:39
8 Opiate - John Lilly In Loop 6:04
9 Opiate - L.Ö.L. 10:51
10 D.A.W.N. - Dawn 4:08

コペンハーゲンのレーベルApril Recordsが、94年に初タイトルとしてリリースした「Boredom Is Deep And Mysterious」シリーズの第1弾。80年代からインディポップ・グループHow Do Iのドラマーとして活動したDub Tractor (ダブ・トラクター)ことAnders Remmerは、「Delay」の原型となるレイドバックしたエレクトロニック・ダブ。同じくHow Do Iでキーボードを担当していたPeter Fjeldbergによるソロ名義Double Muffled Dolphin(ダブル・マッフルド・ドルフィン)は、本作の中では異彩を放つシンセティックなディープ・アンビエント。「Objects For An Ideal Home」やAlva Notoの共作など、後のシーンの代表格として名を馳せるOpiate(オピエイト)ことThomas Knakは、ノイズやエフェクトとブレイクビーツを交ぜたフリー
フォームで実験的なトラック。深海に響くソナーを思わせるエフェクトを使った#8は、アンビエント期らしいJohn C. Lillyがモチーフになっています。RemmerとのデュオRecycler 202、Knakを加えたトリオD.A.W.N.の一員でもある、Jesper Skaaningによるソロ名義Acustic(アコースティック)は、温かい水の中をフワフワと漂うような、深遠で神秘的な退屈音楽を体現する音数の少ないIDMレイヴ以降の新しいエレクトロニック・ミュージックの潮流に呼応しつつも、ダンス・オリエンテッドでなければインテリジェンスでもない。ひたすら心地よい長閑さと無邪気さ、ナードな内向性を感じさせるFuture 3組による三者三様のベッドルーム・サウンド。人懐こいラップトップ・エレクトロニカのフォームを確立してゆく彼らの初期形態として興味深いコンピレーションです。



Acustic ‎– No 2 (April Records, 1997)

Opiate ‎– 1/3 & 1/2 EP (April Records, 1997)