Posts tagged ‘composition’

February 27, 2014

new Ilia Belorukov album is available!

This collection of acousmatic pieces from Saint-Petersburg’s Ilia Belorukov melds electroacoustic, ambient-chill, and free improvisation into a unified whole. Granular soundscapes fuse with hypnotic pads, providing shifting moods and often a calm repose. Processed saxophone enters the picture, weaving insistent loops and beautiful lines through forests of gentle noise.

Check out the album on the bandcamp site where you can stream & download I Did What Was Possible to Quiet Us.

more about Ilia: http://www.belorukov.blogspot.com

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December 26, 2013

recent reviews

Here’s a round-up of some recent reviews.

Andrea Borghi – Musica per Nastro in Wonderful Wooden Reasons and in Kathodik (Italian)

C Dufallo/P Derivaz – Bass Violin, & Vincent Bergeron – Il y a seulement des apparitions in Monsieur Délire

J.C. Combs – Gazing,  Andrew Young – Inkplaces,  & Joel Taylor – Night Stories in Vital Weekly

Get the albums:

gazinginkplacesnightstoriesborghibassvapparitions

November 11, 2013

Possible Worlds Vol. 2 sampler

Check out this sampler track from Spectropol’s upcoming (11/15) microtonal compilation, featuring excerpts from Jacky Ligon, Mirjam Tally, Lewis Krauthamer, Lois Lancaster, Karen Keyhani, Christian Molenaar, Todd Harrop, Scott A. Moore, D. Edward Davis, Claudi Meneghin, Michael Vick and Kraig Grady.

October 22, 2013

‘Bass Violin’ is available!

Spectropol is pleased to announce the re-release of this excellent collaborative album. Stream, download, or purchase it at the link below.
Cornelius Dufallo:
“Patrick Derivaz and I started recording Bass Violin in January of 2011. Patrick’s concept was to experiment with pairing two instruments of extremely different registers using digital effects and loops. Our process was highly spontaneous: using composed material that we each brought to the sessions as a point of departure, we improvised freely and record all of our improvisations. After this we assembled each composition from the recorded material. Each of the pieces is a truly collaborative combination of composition, improvisation, and post-production.Our creative meeting ground turned out to be a meditative, quasi-hypnotic aesthetic in which variation is slowed to a nearly imperceptible rate. Within this sound world, the combination of registral extremes and a rich palette of digital tone colors created music that we hope is deeply engaging on both an emotional and psychological level.”

released 22 October 2013
Music by Derivaz-Dufallo.
Tracks 1, 3, 4, 6, 7: PAD Publishing, ASCAP.
Tracks 2, 5: CBD Music, Inc., ASCAP.
All tracks recorded, mixed, produced and mastered by Patrick Derivaz at PAD Productions.
Art and Graphics by Nana Deleplanque.
2013 Spectropol Records | SpecT 24

April 17, 2012

“Axe” electric guitar compilation now available

This long-awaited collection of experimental tracks featuring electric guitar is finally out for download and purchase.

Prepared guitar, computer processed, fretless, alternate tunings, noisy ambient, composed layers, unplugged-electric, controlled feedback, free improvisation, interlocking loops, virtuosic lines, shimmering drones, haunting melodies.

With Kavin Allenson, Tigress and the U-Fraidees, Bruce Hamilton, Mark Hamilton, Bill Horist, Neil Haverstick, Jukka-Pekka Kervinen, Steve Moyes, Marco Oppedisano, James Ross, Roger Sundstrom, Chris Vaisvil, the Michael Vick Trip, and Jordan Watson.

This compilation celebrates the electric guitar and its creative use with a collection of varied tracks that provide a small snapshot of what some artists and composers have been doing in 2010-2012.

Despite only eighty odd years of use (and even less as a widespread instrument), the electric guitar has been a major force of musical invention, forging new genres of music and new sonic territories to explore. Musicians today have a rich history to draw upon: Les Paul and other early masters, the various and celebrated icons of blues, rock, jazz and fusion; and several decades of guitarists extending their instruments through preparation and modification, processing, new playing techniques, and different tuning systems.

The music on this album is informed by the aesthetic, timbral, compositional and conceptual innovations of Derek Bailey, Adrian Belew, Glenn Branca, Robert Fripp, Bill Frisell, Fred Frith, Jimi Hendrix, Keith Rowe, and Elliott Sharp, to name but a few. Yet there are always more things to say, more avenues to explore, and more artists popping up to advance down these paths.

October 18, 2011

Solo Trios is available!

Exotic. Hand-made. Microtonal. Floating polyrhythms. Intoxicating.

Paul Rubenstein performs trios on his invented instruments, each piece showcasing a different tuning/scale. Loosely pulsed, the music transports one into a hypnotic ritual in a land seldom seen.

July 10, 2011

“Possible Worlds” now available

Various Artists: Possible Worlds (recent xenharmonic explorations)

A free 15-track download from Spectropol records.

This compilation captures some of the excitement and unique beauty in recent xenharmonic music.

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