‘Sun Soon’, the debut album of Espen Friberg, brings an inviting mix of field recordings with controlled and considered tones from a Serge modular. The recordings were taken around Leveld, a village in the municipality of Ål, between Oslo and Bergen.
‘Empty Theatre’ is the final track from Sulk Rooms’ forthcoming album on Edinburgh’s Werra Foxma Records. Take a look at this live performance, and if you like what you hear the full album is available on October 28th.
Ahead of the official release this Friday, Kosmorama have shared with us the opening track from their new LP of same name, via the Serein label. We’re loving the juxtaposition of horns, electronics and decaying textures in this piece.
After studying and living together, Christian Grothe (Kryshe) and Gregor Lener come together ten years later under the name Kosmorama. Inspired by science fiction, they create improvised cosmic jazz music with trumpet, home made DIY synths and samplers.
Luke Sanger exclusive live session for Electronic Sound Magazine has been released on their website. In this set he used a Make Noise Shared System and Ciat-Lonbarde Sidrax for a 20 minute improvisation. Subscribers have access to the full set.
Live performance for EMS Synthi 100, magnetic tape and computer setup (2021)
Radio Concert No.2 is a result of a continuous experimentation with combining the synthesizer EMS Synthi 100 and computer setup in a context of live performance that has been initially dedicated to a live radio broadcast. I have started developing this idea in a Radio Concert No.1 from 2018 and with this new piece, I have taken the idea much further. A complex synthesizer such as Synthi 100 is adapted to a virtuosic real-time sound manipulations that involve the use of computer as a complementary tool. Computer controllers that allow great deal of physical expressiveness in shaping the sound in real-time (such as Sensel Morph, foot pedal, TouchOSC app), interact with the synthesizer and allow rapid changes and complex organization of the material on the spot, that makes improvisation possible and fruitful. I like characterizing my approach lately as doing the inversion of the music-concrete – I don’t use any concrete sounds in my work, but with granular and micro-sampling techniques, I am recreating certain quality that we relate to concrete sounds. Radio Concert No.2 has couple of different recorded iterations as well as live video-version. This is an excerpt from 30min. video. This work the last piece that I made before leaving my job as head of Radio Belgade’s Electronic Studio.
Always nice to see a new label ping up on our radar. In this case ‘Handstitched’ bringing a beautiful DIY feel to this split release between Fields We Found and Ian Hawgood. 50 copies on mini CD-r and sage green cassette with hand-made packaging, tape O-cards and unique designs for each CD package. Very nice indeed!
Goes without saying, the two artists both bring carefully considered, slow moving compositions to the fore, balancing cloud-like chords with twinkling, glitchy textures.