We appreciate your interest and your support. We have many audience recordings lined up for this series (unauthorized audience recordings, but also Robert Frazza’s board mixes, as well as many of his multi-track recordings, which still need to get mixed), and we will be adding more in good time.
Markus Reuter: Touch Guitars® AU8, Live Looping
Pat Mastelotto: Drums, Loops, Samples
Robert Frazza: F.O.H. engineer
Inspired by a pair of field recordings captured during a trip to the shore, Lost At Sea… opens quietly, with softly billowing drones and wind-like currents moving through the mix. The piece gradually builds to a roaring crescendo before melting away to reveal a beautiful lattice of sparkling guitar loops and hauntingly delicate atmospherics. With Lost At Sea…, Ritger has managed to capture the illusion of being submerged beneath the sea: adrift, but at peace. basic_sounds is honoured to share this musical triumph.
All sounds performed, processed and mixed by Carl Ritger / Radere
Mastered by Andrew Weathers
Photography by Andrew Marino
z o n e _ 3 | Ambient+Drone | 81:32
Part 3 of 3. Continuing (zone 1) the explorational fusing of neo-litheal & non bi-lateral ambient soundscapes (with a little ghosted wash tossed in for good measure).
[ZONE = Wasteland Repository]
Series running time: 2:44:25
01 Masaya Kato – Coma
02 Jason Sloan – Faded & Forgotten
03 Marcus Fischer – Murmurations
04 Markus Guenter – Oceans Day
05 Jeff Greinke – The Conversation
06 Evan Bartholomew – Sacrosanct
07 Christopher Bissonnette – A Touch of Heartbreak
08 Jonathan Hughes – Circumflex
09 Steve Roach – Alluvial Plain
10 Vir Unis+Disturbed Earth – Velvet World
11 All – Sag Alles Ab
12 Wil Samson – You Are An Ocean (feat. Benoit Pioulard)
13 Dirk Serries – Alternation and Return
14 Jonas Kasper Jensen – From the One to the Other
15 Ambient Landscape & Thomas Park – Wasteland Repository/Scape J
16 7prs – Phial (edit number two)
In his second ECM appearance (following a critically-acclaimed duo recording with Markus Stockhausen) pianist Florian Weber leads a strong cast through a programme of his compositions and sketches. Whether paying tribute to mentor Lee Konitz on “Honestlee”, impressionistically conveying the glittering “Melody of a Waterfall” or generating impactful drama out of fragments of sound on “Butterfly Effect”, Weber continually draws fresh responses from his players. “I wanted this project to be as open as possible”, he says. “It’s the idea of exploration that is important here, and the differences between the players.” The strong, grounded bass of Linda May Han Oh contrasts strikingly with Nasheet Waits’s fleet, fluid drumming, setting up new contexts for Ralph Alessi’s elegantly inventive trumpet and the leader’s highly creative piano playing. Lucent Waters was recorded at Studios La Buissonne in the South of France in September 2017, and produced by Manfred Eicher.
The buzz began to grow when the studio announced we were going back into the soundroom for an ‘elements’ project! With the All About Jazz* interview behind us, new material had been lining up for a few months & the sound engineer had been strangely silent when asked about the rate of downloads that were streaming in.
What was the trajectory?
What audiological pathway?
Where was the elements franchise heading?
The GOAL (at least) was to create dual streams within the same mix: a 2 part mix made, specifically, to be played back-to-back (as if the 2, together, were a single deliverable).
Treated structural timber, audiological nomenclature & ghost-editing did (at times) play significantly into the mix construct – but were juxtaposed against the straight-up, real-time value of the artist’s original offerings.
The project title reflects the mission: these are windows into the eclectic & avant garde ether-jazz world that encompass the ‘elements’ series – and we think you’ll enjoy this, the final project deliverable.
Part 1 | 86:05
01 Nik Bärtsch’s Mobile – Modul 12
02 Yaz Ahmed – Inhale
03 Porya Hatami & Arovane – Kann
04 Vassilis Tsabropoulos – Diamond Cut Diamond
05 Heiner Goebbels – Exhibition of Objects: interpolating
……………………………………Jan Daelman, Dirk Serries & Thijs Troch – B and
……………………………………Kali – Riot (excerpt 1)
06 Hely – Opio
07 Kali – Bist du ein Schmetterling
08 Bobo Stetson Trio – Hemingway Intonations
09 Thomas Strønen & Time is a Blind Guide – Truth Grows Gradually
10 Hely – Cluster
11 Medeski, Martin & Wood – Kenny
12 Vijay Iyer Trio – Diptych
13 Jack DeJohnette, Matt Garrison & Ravi Coltrane – Two Jimmys
14 Medeski, Martin & Wood – Illinization
15 Kali – Trope
Physically, the format allows us at least two automatic repetitions. In the digital version the songs are independent, but we also include a bonus track made of the 36-minute loop. The desolation and despair (in a sort of positive way) that we got to hear in The Shameless Years (Umor Rex 2017) is present in Sirimiri, but the impression is concrete, with cruder, less rhetorical landscapes. If The Shameless Years was located between beauty and active tragedy, Sirimiri travels inside the beauty and melancholy of an observing eye, a quiet rebel insurrection. Another substantial difference is the distance from general and globalized concepts; in these unfortunate times, Sirimiri looks for personal sorrows, and places its focus on the particular.