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четвртак, 23. новембар 2017.

arhiva : Julianna Barwick - Nepenthe (Dead Oceans 2013)




Zakon Privlačenja je dobio bonus afirmaciju na primeru Julianne Barwick. Činila se uobraziljom to što godinama osluškuje talase i raspoznaje one što sa Islanda stižu do (zamišljenih) obala. Jednoga dana je stigao poziv Alexa Sommersa, dobrog duha i pajtosa islandskih muzikanata. Šta i kako god, Julianna je bez ijedne spremne note odletela na Island, gde su se susreti i upoznavanja pretvarali u svetkovine i usvajanja.


Sva ta opuštenost i dinamika bez grča poništile su intelekt u korist muzičke inspiracije i emocija koje je usnimavao Sommers. Ignorišite nazovi-hermetizam koji može da se (neopravdano) javi kod nekih konzumenata  -  album je poslastica mnogima. Za one koji imaju poneki guilty pleasure Nepenthe zvuči možebiti kako bi Enya radila adaptaciju ( Sigur Ros) Valtari albuma, dok za (islandski) alternativnije naklonjene, kao da su pred svitanje, nakon dugih razgovora i raznih tonika Mum, Amiina i Sigur Ros usaglasili zajednički album, sa zvezdicom da svako može da istera svoje. Pozivanja na ova imena su najpre trojanski konji, a onda ne može da se ospori Juliannino pravo na ono što je obgrlila rukama i glasom.



















среда, 15. новембар 2017.

Trance – Tapes (Growing Bin 2017)



Jürgen Petersen beleži muziku četiri decenije unazad , a materijal izabran za ovu kompilaciju je nastajao oko sredine osamdesetih (1984-1985). Škrte recenzije daju o tome precizne podatke, ali ništa više preko toga, mada Tapes nudi od svačega po malo.


Belial (Edit) vri na način taman da bih mogao (ne samo) povšnog poznavaoca Tangerine Dream da prevarim da je u pitanju bonus sa pojačanog Ricochet reizdanja.


Purification kao da apostrofira Petera Baumana nakon odlaska iz TD I njegove pokušaje da (po)kaže da tamo nije sve (bilo ) u marifetlucima sekvencera.


Ostatak bi mogao da bude podeljen na deminituvne kretnje ranih Kraftwerk, lična shvatanja I tumačenja epifanija koje su gospodski neuslovljeno pre ili kasnije iznosili Klaus Schulze, Ash Ra Tempel , Cluster..


Zvuči neodoljivo u momentima, čak može da se proturi I kao (nikako na prvom mestu!) new age. Čisto da nekome ucinite uslugu, dok ne shvati.







среда, 08. новембар 2017.

Cult With No Name - The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari DVD (Trakwerx/Lightwerx, 2009)



These days, it's not unusual to hear 'pop' musicians add their sound to silent movies. Some are subjected to worldwide exposure, such as the Pet Shop Boys' performance of Battleship Potemkin in London's Trafalgar Square, but most (Mum, KTL, Ninerain) are something more personal to the individual artists.

Cult With No Name retain one of the best reputations as classic songwriters. Those seeking evidence need only to check out their two albums on the Trakwerx label, 'Paper Wraps Rock' (2007) and 'Careful What You Wish For' (2008). It's just a shame that more people aren't aware of them. There's more than enough space in alternative music for a band that whose roots lie in Tuxedomoon, but whose fruits hint at a modern version of The Associates. Still, they have a small but respectable group of noisy admirers, including Mick Mercer (renowned post-punk journalist), Kramer (Bongwater, Shimmydisc), and Blaine L. Reininger (Tuxedomoon). Perhaps Mercer provided them with the biggest accolade when he dubbed CWNN "the anti-Coldplay".

The Trakwerx label, under the guidance of Jackson Del Rey (ex Savage Republic), have slowly built a tradition of releasing new soundtracks to old silent movies. It's no surprise, then, that CWNN have taken hold of the German expressionist classic 'The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari', directed in 1919 by Robert Weine. The movie is a persistent influence on the aesthetics of a range of popular musicians, including Pere Ubu, Bauhaus and In The Nursery. A mention must also go to the great Bill Nelson, who released his soundtrack in 1981, as well as the musical score released by electro-jazz duo Cipher and Steve Severin (ex Siouxsie and the Banshees) in 2009, to coincide with the film's 90th anniversary.
The experience of watching the film is unique each time you watch it. Perhaps this is why CWNN's soundtrack is more diverse than their previous two albums. From the opening moments to the closing bars, the music of Erik Stein and Jon Boux (with assistance from Jeff Brenneman) seamlessly follows the plot, adding to the satisfaction of watching the movie. Dr. Caligari doesn't see CWNN recycle their previous work, but invoke new influences. One moment the music recalls Brian Eno/ Harold Budd ambience, whilst the next we find ourselves caught in gothic trip hop pop and semi-industrial sounds. Of course, they haven't neglected their trademark, with plenty of piano for us loners. Everything is perfectly placed, perfectly timed, without any hint of pretension.

Of course there are people who are hostile to such modern soundtrack takes on movie classics. And CWNN have said that they cannot imagine the music separate to the movie. However, it is we as consumers that have the option. Either buy the DVD or simply download the music alone.




 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGEzxnasO4w






субота, 04. новембар 2017.

VA - Sensing Electromagnetics (LOM 2017)




Slučajno sam u mraku uz lomljavu grana i sinkopiranu kišu preslušao LOM bandcamp kolekciju “Sensing Electromagnetics” i shvatio da možebiti sasvim adekvatna. Kako je počelo, jesen ce da ponudi noćni statičniji vazduh da sve proverim i tada.

Nebitno što nemam pojma ko su ovi ljudi (nešto i piše na stranici izdanja ), mislio sam da albumu pristupim ozbiljno i dozvolim da me uspava, ali avaj!! - gustina je (po)rasla i svaku elektromagnetnu promenu je pratio puls, bogami negde se i disanje ubrzavalo.

Ipak, naposletku sam lako i prijatno zaspao.

LOM nije naša izdavacka kuća, vec muzička etiketa iz Bratislave iz Slovačke koja se bavi raznim eksperimentima i ovo nudi kao fraj daunlo(u)d.