“Night’s highest noon” in SoWhat

Un ideale punto di connessione tra una visceralità primordiale e l’evanescente consistenza di un futuro incerto realizzato attraverso una roboante sequenza di ruvide spirali irregolari. È dalla ricerca di un nuovo lessico risonante che trae origine il primo capitolo collaborativo che vede insieme Masaya Hijikata e Andrea Koch sotto la sigla klās’tĭk, progetto sperimentale incentrato su un fitto incontro/scontro tra trame ritmiche e insondabili modulazioni vocali.

È un universo crepitante, fortemente decostruito, ad emergere dalla congiunzione sinergica degli elementi in gioco, uno spazio sonoro che vede voce e pulsazioni avvolgersi in complessi tracciati dissonanti permeati da una persistente aura solenne. Ricorrenti scie sintetiche si insinuano in questo serrato dialogo fungendo da ulteriore collante capace di conferire densità ai differenti flussi, strutturati seguendo progressioni estremamente convulse e pirotecniche che a tratti convergono verso andamenti ipnotici da nenia fino a divenire allucinato mare di placide frequenze cullanti.

Un lavoro fortemente evocativo, ma sicuramente di non semplice assimilazione che si pone l’obiettivo di individuare le prime tracce di nuove possibili strade da percorrere. Un’esplorazione stimolante.

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klās’tĭk “Night’s Highest Noon” is now available in store in digital format and digifile cd packaging.

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Listen and buy here

“Night’s Highest Noon” is the debut of duo klās’tĭk based in Berlin/Warsaw. This full-length is the result of two years in studio recording where wordless vocals and drums communicate with each other looking for a new musical language. There is something ancestral in this concept that struck me immediately, something that transported me to the origin of the human being. However, on the other hand, thanks to the use of electronic elements, the architectures of these eight tracks look to the future in a perfect and complex whole.
Masaya Hijikata and Andrea Koch created a unique universe in which it is possible to feel a kaleidoscope of emotions that will hardly leave indifferent.

Krysalisound

L Y E F

KrysaliSound is proud to introduce LYEF, project born by the idea of Lilium driven by the desire to experiment with voices and noises, interacting with acoustic instruments. LYEF is a mix of whispered wordless vocables and melodies, looped vocals and sound object recordings, a deep and spiritual atmosphere.

“Introspections” is the name of the first album, available in KS store from the 9th of June.

Each song is the balance of layers of treated sounds and improvisations, recorded in live sessions at KrysaliSound studio with Francis M. Gri who played with piano and guitars.

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Besides the song “Iron Trees” has been included in the digital release of 4 tracks released by Oak Editions after the Soundtales contest, won by Saverio Rosi.

Below the song and the details of the digital release:

‘AN EARLY OXIDATION’ BY SAVERIO ROSI WINS THE SOUNDTALES CALL
The jury composed by Alessio Ballerini, Gianmarco del Re, Matteo Meda, Sabrina Maggiori and Michela Acquili, selected the winning track among a group of other 4, which made it to the final cut too. Given the high artistic content, all these finalist tracks have been selected to be included in a digital release, which can be freely downloaded at Creative Commons.

https://oakeditions.bandcamp.com/album/soundtales

The digital release tracks are:
“An Early Oxidation” by Saverio Rosi
“Joinery and Harmony” by Andrea Gianessi
“Iron Trees” by Lyef
“Malinconia” by Martin Hoogeboom

Jury’s reasons behind winner election
“An Early Oxidation” by Saverio Rosi is a fascinating and mysterious track. This gaunt and minimalist record demonstrates a remarkable ability to catch the essential, managing to create a destabilizing and unsettling atmosphere, acting on listener’s perceptions, and playing on frequencies in an evocative way. The track is composed by a barely sketched musical instrumentation, perfectly balancing and melting with the final composition, never overpowering it.

More info about the project: http://www.alessioballerini.com/soundtales/

‘The Sound Recordist’ in an artwork by Eric Cator.