Lifecutter cuts the sheets of meaning with an onslaught of noise, distorted beats and slight hints of melody. It comes from a man who is no stranger to music of various forms and genres. The deliberate direction of forceful music such as his could be traced to industrial environment of his hometown and to finding …Continue reading "Lifecutter: Death(c)rave"
Warrego Valles are three sonic psychonauts pointing at dry gully where illusions of the night are dispelled. The double exposure of dusk and dawn is the sound of slow and elusive waters, their depths, droplets of mist and hope of a better world that never dies. Location Off by Warrego Valles …Continue reading "Warrego Valles: Location Off"
Sound is infinite. So says Nina Farič, the woman behind Kikiriki noise project. Despite the fact that she seems no stranger to psychedelic overtones in music, she’s actually refering to infinity in very practical terms. An abundance of creative tinkerers and inventors making sound-producing machines and electronic kits makes her feeling constrained and limited. Or …Continue reading "Kikiriki: Woodsinus"
The music for Safe Place was initially written for accompanying a video project by Iztok Klančar. It evolved over time through cooperation with sharing different ideas, visions and video material. It was written and made to mimic the same lurking darkness that both artists, Lifecutter (Domen Učakar) and Iztok Klančar are familiar with through different …Continue reading "Lifecutter: Safe Place"
“Requiem aeternam dona eis”, grant them eternal rest! This music comes from an experiment, a performance in which the human body is substituted by animals and machines. Conceptually it is rooted in post-antropocentristic deconstruction of dualism of cartesian perspective on an animal machine. The question is, how can we imagine a dialogue between the animal …Continue reading "Luka Prinčič: Requiem For The Future"
“Transmittance #1.5” is an edited sonic document of a live situation – a broadcast of an audio-visual telematic performance in the summer of 2011. The positions of earth satellites published by NORAD were used in real-time to shape the sound textures and the input from a remote audience was used to structure the chapters of …Continue reading "Maja Delak & Luka Prinčič: Transmittance #1.5"
Kamizdat is delighted to present a story, a challenge, a question, in a form of electro-acoustic composition in three parts from Slovenian musician, composer, artist and activist Nina Dragičević. An aspect of this particular sonic tale that is particularly gripping is a relentless spiraling into suggestive sound-world, guided by repetitions and pulsations. They form a …Continue reading "Nina Dragičević: Parallellax"
The intro does not leave you hanging: here comes an electro beat, lined with a relentless bassline and supported by a mix-up of samples from a well-known house track and a rhythmic litany by a male voice. The title track has no refrain, no breakdown, just two long verses that keep on going and going. …Continue reading "Nova deViator: Turns Me On EP"
Democratization potential of online distribution of music has disrupted the landscape of music industry. While life is moving into information networks and capital and desire for profit are creating unregulated attention economies, an artist is able to create her own production, distribution and communication channels. By using Creative Commons licenses she ensures that the listeners …Continue reading "Access Frame: Property"
Nova deViator reworks and extends the original track Recursion, originaly released on ARP 339, Wanda & Nova deViator’s sophomore album released in early 2015. The EP compliments a music video – a montage of video material from ARP 339 dance performance. “Tortoise: That’s the word I was looking for! “POPPING-TONIC” that’s what it’s called, and …Continue reading "Wanda & Nova deViator: Recursion EP"