• RHAD ‎– METAMUSIC

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    RHaD (Research for Historical Audio Documents) is a side project of Raffaele Pezzella (better known as Sonologyst). What Pezzella brings us here is a concrete example of something of what I have always believed – that ALL sound is music, whatever its source (radio transmissions, telephonic conversations, hi-fi test signals, old and forgotten documentaries, unknown field recordists). More than that, there is something else that goes beyond the simple creation of seemingly random sound collages; there is no doubt that here we have the uncovering of secret worlds and other realities, existences parallel to ours and yet separated by vast temporal and spatial distances. Here we have recordings and found sounds that have been manipulated in such a way as to render their contexts irrelevant and meaningless. Subtle concatenations of sound and substance, mood and context, in some instances creating a sense of otherness, that what we’re hearing are broadcasts from dimensions and realities that are not the one we live in. It’s exactly like trying to tune into a specific station on a vintage radio set but you don’t quite know where it is: as you turn the dial this way and that, you catch glimpses of other lives and other existences playing out just like your own. They are of our world and yet not part of it either. These six “metasonic” messages from seemingly emanate from an unknown Otherwhere and that alone will entice us to listen further and more deeply, in the hope of catching something that will peel back the layers and give us what we’ve yearned for. And that, I think, is where the true beauty lies in this album.

  • Mia Zabelka, Asférico ‎– The Broken Glass

    Label: störung ‎– str011
    Format: Vinyl, LP, 45 RPM, Stereo
    Format: CD, Stereo Released: 07 Jul 2017
    Style: Experimental, Field Recording, Musique Concrète, Industrial

    The Broken Glass is a work conceived and produced between Austria and Spain and represents the eleventh reference of the catalogue of Störung Label. In this collaboration, field recordings and synthesis processed by Asférico create cyclical and hypnotic structures, which Mia Zabelka furnishes with her violin and voice.

    The LP consists of two versions of the piece, the first more minimalist and conceptual and the second more rhythmical and synthesizer based.
    Through a display of distorted and isolated sounds, we are driven in the first version into a deep listening, as if sounds where placed under a microscope or we were contemplating them through a telescope. This approach lets us perceive the bare physicality of sounds in a way which enables us to grasp subtleties and aspects of sound which we are not used to.

    The second version continues where the first version left us, but in this piece, we are eventually flooded by hypnotic loops, white noise and synthesis and the experience has a different flavor. Now what we have acquired through the first version, the enhancement of our listening and appreciation of subtleties of sounds, is inserted into a rhythmical structure which acts as a strong current, pulling us inside an ocean full of astonishing sounds.

    In the CD version we also get Sonidos del Subconsciente II (Sounds of the Subconscious II), which brings a more mysterious and obscure kind of sonic experience. This time we get a more saturated display of sound consisting of oceanic layers extending indefinitely, approaching and receding, sometimes revealing hidden and mysterious banging sounds, but just when it seems we will finally grasp them, they recede again in the unknown and another new sound calls for our attention. We seem to be placed inside a cave, hearing a sonic thunderstorm outside, trying fruitlessly to make sense of what goes on outside. But all our intentions of understanding, all our efforts of consolidating the sound in a certain form are frustrated by continuous change and reveal themselves in the end as just created illusions.

    Text by Sebastián Porrúa

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