March 2, 2015
Now out: Love without Wings (SpecT 36), a haunting collaboration containing two extended ambient/noise/improvisation pieces from Paulo Chagas (Portugal), George Christian (Brazil) and Mehata Hiroshi (Japan).
“A free-improvisation prayer and scream for survival and freedom, for those who want to be part of the Earth and the Universe, more than associating with a nationality, outside any political constraint.”
Free streaming and $5 download.
Also out today: the newly revised, remixed and mastered version of Christian + Mehata’s La Géographie sans Regret (SpecT 15; orig. 2012). More bass, more sonic expansion, and ultimately a better sounding version of a blistering experimental album that had already earned high praise from critics, including The Sound Projector.
Free streaming, name-your-price download and $12 CDR.
October 22, 2013
Spectropol is pleased to announce the re-release of this excellent collaborative album. Stream, download, or purchase it at the link below.
“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
October 11, 2013
We are excited to present ‘Bass Violin’ for wider release on October 22. Originally produced in 2012, this project documents an intriguing electroacoustic collaboration between violinist/composer Dufallo (FLUX, ETHEL, Ne(x)tworks, VisionIntoArt) and bassist/composer/producer Derivaz (John Cale, Tom Verlaine, Joe Zawinul).
‘Bass Violin’ comprises seven hypnotic tracks, each a carefully crafted combination of improvisation, composition and post-production. The album will be available for streaming and purchase (digital and CD) on the Spectropol Bandcamp site.
There will also be a live CD release show at Spectrum in NYC on that day.
$15 admission includes a copy of the CD to take home.
7:30 PM @ SPECTRUM
121 Ludlow Street, Second Floor
New York, NY
Subway: F, M, J & Z trains to Essex/Delancey station
Here is a sample track from the album:
October 6, 2013
George Christian (Brazil) shares a beautiful and exploratory collection of guitar-based microtonal and processed pieces. Use the link to our Bandcamp site below to access the name-your-price download or limited edition CD-R.
“new sadness, or requiem for regina celi” features Kyland Holmes.
Mastered by Leo Moura. Photos by Davi Karamazov.
July 26, 2013
“Il y a seulement des apparitions” will be Bergeron’s second release on Spectropol (the first was Elle avait Raison Hathor, as Berger Rond). As with all of his albums, its a remarkably expressive and arresting experience as he finds still new pathways using cutup and mashing techniques (with diverse collaborators) and voice.
Here’s a video for “Apparitions” from the album.
artist website: http://www.freakywaves.com/vb/Vincent/music.htm
May 10, 2013
Just Outside has some very nice reviews of Respect and Musica per Nastro here.
April 9, 2013
Touching Extremes has a thoughtful review of Akiyama/Gburek’s recent Spectropol release.
Check it out here.
October 21, 2012
The physical version of George Christian + Mehata Sentimental Legend’s scorching new album is out!
je cherche une place pour apparaitreun lieu très lentun endroit pour ouvrir les yeuxsans avoir peurune vallée où les nuits demande au jourde prendre son temps pour se leveret où le jour reste en veillependant toute une échange de paroleset de regard intenseje cherche une place pour apparaitresans me soucier des vents qui caressentdes instants sans findes jeux ou le rire est gagnantje cherche sans croireje cherche une place pour apparaitresans disparaitre…Réjean Desrosiers © 2012 10 21
September 30, 2012
The haunting new collaboration from two emerging artists from Brazil and Japan. Sheets of noisy harmony, shimmering textures, microtonal explorations, and voice drenched in reverb seep in and out of existence. Somewhere between avant/noise rock and experimental electronic, this recording is a strange trip that gets better with each hearing.
more from artist Wilhelm Matthies:
La Géographie sans Regret (George Christian & Mehata Sentimental Legend) is about exploring emotional grounds, exhilarating here, melancholy there, dark and tortured there, but without regret. Each musical piece seems to have originated from an emotional reality which is expressed in written words and transformed with the same intensity and emotional and moral ambiguity into musical language.
As a collaboration, George Christian was able to go beyond language barriers which could trap him into such territories, and was able to communicate it to Mehata Hiroshi. Mehata Hiroshi was able to match it both musically and with his visual artwork. His visual artworks, likewise, have the depth, sparkle, horror, and exhilaration expressed in the music they made.
Two young artists show us what it is like to be young, risk taking, treading on water, mud, solid ground sometimes, but throughout it all, without regret.
July 11, 2012
Lark [markings] is an album of exploratory duos from woodwind player Paulo Chagas (Portugal) and ‘mosesa 2′ inventor/performer Wilhelm Matthies (USA). Each artist composed a graphic score for multiple recorded interpretations; these tracks are complimented by free improvisations.
The mosesa 2 (shown below) is a one-stringed instrument with variable bows & resonators, providing Matthies with a surprisingly large palette to paint sound with…a good thing given Chagas’ expansive and virtuosic instrumental range. The collaborative result is a playful, violent, warm, haunting, humorous, menacing, and surreal. It’s a musical funhouse. Available as a name-your-price download from the Spectropol Bandcamp site.