The old and the new, and the personal and political collide in Rezo Glonti’s EP Late Night Diving, which explores the history and contemporary reality of his post-Soviet home Georgia.
Inspired by old wedding footage found during a trip to rural Georgia, Glonti decided to write a piece celebrating joy and renewal in the face of oppression and despair. ”It was really inspiring and beautiful,” he said of the footage, which was shot in 1985. ”I realised that despite the regime and the banning of certain things, people were happy and happiness and joy is universal and timeless, no matter when you live and where you live.”
Mini CD audio (pressed) in a crystal DVD case. Printed cover, inlay and logo card. Album designed bookmark. Hand-numbered…
Japan-based musician Jan Linton returns with his first extended-and non Japanese-release for several years, in cooperation with the makers of the Buddha Machine, FM3. Titled “Buddha Machine Music”, it continues the experimental themes and ambient techniques from his collaborations with Leo Abrahams (better known as Eno’s regular guitarist), Richard Barbieri (ex Japan), Beatsystem (Derek Pierce),and his academic work under Dr. Joseph Hyde. Prior to this he released several albums and singles in the avant rock vein, from major and cult labels in Japan.
This mini album takes the sounds from Buddha Machines 1 and 2, and morphs them into complete pieces or songs with surprising results, combining them with some live solos of ethinic instruments such as the Chinese Zhongruan, (or, “Moon Guitar”), played by Linton.
Pascal Savy returns with further deconstructions and the application of fairly mind bending physics and philosophies to composition (rhizome, phase differentiation and deterritorialization) – namely the use of erosion, decay, control (or lack of), connectivity & heterogeneity, tonal mutations and cross pollination to allow his works to organically grow with lives of their own.
The four tracks within are really rather lovely representations and interpretations of this processing style which include a kit and source list of: A couple of piano samples recorded in a disused Norfolk windmill (hang on… a piano…in a windmill?) plucked and bowed guitar, processed sine waves, FM synth, a self-oscillating analogue filter, a turntable, monome and handheld recorder with found sounds from a French church and Kew Gardens….nice!
Limited to 100 copies worldwide. 3″ cd-r comes with download code in gorgeous letterpress cardstock…
Piano Vert is an installation piece for three concentric tape loops; 8, 9 and 10 feet long. Three short piano patterns are cut into loops from an extended piece and played back simultaneously with minimal live adjustments. The first in szilárd’s “colourpalette” loop series.
Letterpress by Ben Owen @ Middle Press, Brooklyn.
Mastered by Greg Davis.