Patrick Farmer THE WANDERING RHIZOME review

Vital Weekly 663 Frans De Waard

From the world of improvised electro-acoustic music. I don’t think I ever heard of The Wandering Rhizome, which is one Patrick Farmer. He plays here bass drum, large bamboo stem, four acoustic guitar pickups, microphone and milk frother. Quite a curious piece of electro acoustic sound emerges from the speakers, with occasional rattling sounds and what seems to be lots of lo-fi hiss sound. Lots of silence is built in this piece. But then sound gets sometimes picked up again, and the volume increases substantially. It hoovers that fine balance between almost silence and almost noise. Quite a nice piece of what I believe live action music for a few objects.

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Alessandro Calbucci / Matteo Uggeri:: The Distance

VITAL WEEKLY = number 649 – week 43
I heard of Matteo Uggeri (field recordings, objects, mixing) but Alessandro Colbucci (guitar, loops, mixing) seems to be a new name for me. They recommend headphone listening, but I’m afraid that’s something I hardly do. The have four pieces here of drone related music. A swirling mass of electronics, processed guitar sounds, the scratching of the surface with contact microphones and street and rain sounds make up a very decent ambient drone releases. Atmospheric, dark, doomy and perhaps as such not a real innovative musical thing, but also as such quite some nice music. Which is of course good enough. – Frans De Waard –

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Tim BLECHMANN:: Replugged

VITAL WEEKLY = number 649 – week 43
Tim Blechmann we heard before through some highly experimental and conceptual releases dealing with electronics and turntables. That is what he does here as well. Lots of hiss from the turntable are fed through the computer where it receives a minimal treatment. There is something happening for sure, but it takes Blechmann a lot of time. Too much time if you’d ask me. The release that lasts over an hour could have been easily be twenty minutes and been a nice 3″ CDR release. – Frans De Waard –

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Why Not Ltd flyer

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TORTURING NURSE 192171-200871

VITAL WEEKLY = number 646 – week 40
buy this! It starts as a fairly laid back racket of feedback and clanging – live I suspect – the guitar needs tuning and there is a serious mains loop hum (joke) by track 3 they are beginning to wind themselves up – hell they have what I think is called a groove going- its splendid stuff- the kind of noise that brings a smile – you just know they are touching 80mph and there is more power left – this is a fucking Harley Davidson of a disk- they ease the throttle on 4 only to open it back up into more feedback (excellent) on 5, 6 eases out into a field recording??? Brilliant – see for yourself – and weep. Chinas rising! http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=HT7WgvzfojQ  (clear enough?)
– jliat –

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New Releases

New on Sept 2008
00026 Julien Skrobek::
Volatil
00018 Goh Lee Kwang::
Cicadas
00016 Torturing Nurse::
192171-200871

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Demo day

once in a while you will realize that there are a stack of cdrs wait for your consideration, and you will have to lift your ass down to listen to them. i only do it when i really ready for it, i mean you not just going to play the recording and then reading a book and went to cook something or even watching tv at the same time, i know how important it is to take a careful listen to all recordings.  it is great when you hear something really interesting from those recording and you can bring it to wider audiences 🙂

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