Dolos shaped concrete tetrapods, enormous sea structures for waves prevention, reflect the soul of modern brutalism and serve as one half of the conceptual background behind the first stand-alone release at Kamizdat by the Ljubljana based producer/sound artist Zergon. The other half of the conceptual background behind the name Dolos is pointing at its mythological connotation, as Dolos was also the name of the Greek god of trickery. Linking these ideas suits well with Zergon’s years long research of analogue and modular devices. The result is an EP with four eloquent compositions in which Zergon highlights his skill in the deconstruction and combination of various genres of electronic music: techno, breakbeat and IDM.
Zergon (Aleš Hieng) is a DJ, music producer of electronic music and sound artist from Ljubljana, who also works in the field of audio-visual performances and in the vast field of DIY electronics. He is interested in club music as well as in sonic explorations and audio-visual experimentation. His sound ranges from deep-house and techno to IDM, experimental electronics, noise and abstract drone. He is a member of Synaptic Crew since 2003. His musical performances are based on improvisation including live programming of rhythmic patterns, melodic sequences, sound design, playing effects, and mixing everything with field recordings. His tracks can be found on numerous Chilli Space compilations, Kamizdat compilations and more recently on his Bandcamp page as well. He collaborated with the artist Robertina Šebjanič on the audio-visual project echo 10-9. He is the co-author of the ongoing sound-chemical installation Time Displacement – Chemobrionic Garden in collaboration with Robertina Šebjanič and Ida Hiršenfelder, which was exhibited in 2016 at the Ars Electronica festival in Linz as part of the exhibition Radical Atoms. He is also the co-author of the sound installation Sound Disposition – Crystal Gardens with the mentioned artists.
02.12.2021, Resident Advisor, Zergon: Dolos, Mariia Ustimenko
Aleš Hieng · music, mix
Igor Vuk · mastering
Blaž Rojs · cover art
Luka Prinčič · executive production
Andrej Pervanje · production assistance, promotion
Sabrina Železnik · promotion assistance
Aleš Rosa · photographs of the USB booklet
Special thanks to: Ida Hiršenfelder (beepblip), Yori and Yuki
City of Ljubljana & Ministry of Culture RS · financial support
Radio Študent · media support
Limited edition USB Booklets and digital album (with “Name Your Price”) are available from November 17th through our Bandcamp shop at https://kamizdat.bandcamp.com.
Some rights reserved under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 (CC BY-SA 4.0) licence. More at www.creativecommons.org/licences.
Kamizdat Rentgen: Zergon, Peter Jenko
Wednesday, Nov 17th 2021, 20:00 @ Kino Šiška, Ljubljana
Production: EMANAT, Kino Šiška