01 Intro: …… a. Remixing the World – Early Warning …… b. Richard Chartier – A Hesitant Fold (chopped + mangled edit) …… c. Pan Sonic – Ilma Air 02 Marcus Fischer & Simon Scott – Branches (excerpt) 03 Léna – Meeting by the Cliff as Dark Becomes Light (edit) 04 Pjusk – Trenger å Være Stille 05 Taylor Deupree – Desaturation 06 Tapes & Topographies – The Inverse is Also True 07 Abstract Audio Systems – Particles 08 Steve Roach – Drift Departure (edit) 09 Henrik Meierkord – Jordgloben 10 Matthew Whiteside & Emma Lloyd – Solo for Viola D’amore & Electronics 11 Brian Eno – Formation* 12 SVR – Surge -II (excerpt) 13 The Grid & Robert Fripp – Empire
Recorded by Alejandro Gomez between July and September 2021 in Stuttgart, Germany. Compositions, arrangements and instruments by Alejandro Gomez. Mixed and mastered by Lucas Carnagui at Estudio Montaña Sagrada, La Plata, Argentina. Artwork by Ghoulmez
zero dark thirty | Minimal/Techno/Post-Rock/Noise | 87:00
Up before dawn (@ dark) to hit the gym, the trail and/or Nordic Track . . . with coffee & . . . some beats!
Made for working out (with a little stretch-time @ the beginning) – a gift from me to, uhm . . . me as a reminder that, a la Jocko Willink: Discipline = Freedom! It also has the added advantage of blending in some nostalgia, especially Plastikman, Tibbetts, Add N To (X), Speedy J, Photek & noisy Brian Eno.
Strap on your seat belt & swab out yer ears . . . this one rocks!
01 Alessandro Adriani – Casting the Runes 02 Venitian Snares – Felbomlasztott Mentökocsi 03 Nine Inch Nails – The Waltz (surgical edit) 04 J.Peter Schwalm & Stephan Thelen; ……w/ Eivind Aarset, Tim Harries & Manuel Pasquinelli – Pluto 04 Plastikman – Consumed 05 Shifted – Seel 06 Lucy – Laws and Habits 07 Sendai – Inverse Array 08 Steve Tibbetts – Dzogchen Punks 09 Add N To (X) – FYUZ 10 Speedy J – Drill 11 Lucy – tof (Tommy Four Seven remix) 12 Photek – The Fifth Column 13 Tony Levin, David Torn & Alan White – Crunch Time 14 Brian Eno – Horse
Hegira Moya from Tokyo joins Muzan Editions with a combination of synths, guitar loops and field recordings. It all starts like a daydream. Gentle synth sounds paired with meditative guitar loops swirling through the air. Later on he takes us on a stroll around what feels like a subterranean park built underneath Tokyo. Sounds coming from the left and right keeping the listener in the dark until a simple but enchanting melody shows the way back up.
Released September 12, 2017
Hegira Moya. Based in Tokyo Japan. Making ambience and melting tones with synths and electric guitars.
01Alois Yang – MLMC At Punctum (Studio Take 1) 02 Carlo Giustini – Croon 03 Loscil – Deceiver 04 Rafael Anton Irisiri – Deception Falls 05 Illuminine – Alas, Orpheus 06 Jason van Wyck – Light Burns Out 07 Loscil – Orlova (excerpt) 08 Tunnelwater – At The Station 09 Hilyard – Inhale the Skyline 10 Otto Lindholm – Heliotrope 11 Fields We Found – Time 12 Shuttle358 – Out Out
As #Mixcloud has just announced it will limit Tier 1 accounts to 10 published shows as of December 2022 (no new uploads allowed unless previous podcasts are deleted – to a maximum total of 10), we will be making shows available via #HearThis. This is a promotion of Mixcloud’s “Pro” business model ($180/year, U.S.) — which I’m sure works for radio stations and professional D.J.’s . . but not for those of us uploading for the sheer love of the mix.
You may stream or download the podcasts on Hear.This for a total charge of . . . ZERO!
Our three November shows will be the last new releases on Mixcloud. Beginning in December, we’ll post on ello, HearThis & Twitter (as well as right here).
Ruins and Remains, a suite for piano, string quartet and percussion, was composed by Wolfert Breferode in 2018, to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Over time, however, it has come to embody meanings broader and more personal, with wide-ranging resonances. “At a number of levels, the piece has to do with grief and loss and learning to stand up again,” Dutch pianist Brederode says. There is a vulnerable but resilient quality to the music, as it hovers over its emotional terrain, with moods both bleak and guardedly hopeful. Highly sensitive playing by Brederode, percussionist Joost Lijbaart and the Matangi Quartet (increasingly regarded as one of Holland’s most adventurous string quartets), distinguish a special album recorded in Bremen’s Sendesaal in August 2021 and produced by Manfred Eicher.
For his fourth ECM release as a leader, following the acclaimed quartet albums Currents and Post-Scriptum as well as the trio record Black Ice, Dutch pianist Wolfert Brederode introduces a very different, and very special, project. Ruins and Remains is a suite for piano, string quartet and percussion. Originally composed by Brederode in response to a commission for music to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, the piece was premiered in November 2018. In the interim, however, it has come to embody meanings broader and more personal. “At a number of levels, the music has to do with grief and loss and learning to stand up again,” Brederode says. There is a vulnerable but resilient quality to the music, as it hovers over its emotional terrain, with moods alternately bleak and guardedly hopeful.
The musicians involved in the project have been friends since student days at The Hague’s Royal Conservatory. The Matangi Quartet, who have collaborated often with Wolfert Brederode in performances of his music for theatre, have meanwhile acquired a reputation as one of Holland’s most versatile string quartets, with a repertoire spanning baroque music, contemporary composition, jazz and more. (Lately they’ve been getting attention for their recordings of Schnittke, Silvestrov and Shostakovich.) Back in 2014, the Matangi Quartet included music by Brederode on one of their own albums, alongside pieces by Louis Andriessen and Chick Corea. As the Ruins and Remains project has progressed, the Matangi players have found increasing freedom inside it, also participating actively in its improvised sections.
Drummer Joost Lijbaart has worked across genres with Brederode since 2004 –playing jazz with Yuri Honing, and working in an improvising duo which strove to subsume individual identities in a single sound, “as if playing prepared piano together”, rather than percussion and piano duets. This sensibility finds an echo in the approach taken in Ruins and Remains.
“My goal is always for the music to be one thing,” says Wolfert Brederode. “I love to dive into the sound of the string quartet, and play as if part of that. I think with the quartet and with Joost we’ve found a special sound together which, in its way, is quietly radical.” Ruins and Remains has been mutating since its first performance. The idea of change is built into it: “Calling it ‘an evolving suite’ gave me the liberty to change pieces and add pieces as we went along.”
The process was accelerated during the session at Bremen’s Sendesaal. Violinist Maria-Paula Majoor notes that “the sound in the hall gives you the room to find the poetry behind the notes,” adding that Ruins and Remains had begun its life as an outgoing and rhythmical jazz piece and been transformed in the recording process into something else. We changed the soul of the music.”
In the collaborative work with producer Manfred Eicher, “new directions were opened up in the suite,” says Brederode. Transitions between written and improvised material became blurred: “We all focused on the blending of sounds and worked very much on dynamics.”
The result is a touching album of great subtlety, both texturally exploratory and deeply lyrical.
Wolfert Brederode, Joost Lijbaart and the Matangi Quartet play the music of Ruins and Remains at the Bremen Sendesaal on September 2, followed by a series of concerts in the Netherlands: Verkadefabriek, Den Bosch (September 24), Bimhuis, Amsterdam (October 15), Theater Lindenberg, Nijmegen (October 26), Theater ‘t Hof, Arnhem (October 26), Theater Junushoff, Wageningen (November 18), Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht (November 20), Paradox,Tilburg (November 25), Lantaren Venster, Rotterdam (December 3), Porgy & Bess, Terneuzen (December