“Psychedelic” (Used 123 times)
Noise_Problems on 02/10/2013 at 03:48PM
How did you come up with the idea of performing in a church?
I was thinking about what kind of project I could do for this show, when I remembered a project I had previously done. It was a 6-minute drone with 8 musicians. in which I gave the musicians the instruction to play along, however they like, as long as its a minimalistic or repetitive sound and in a certain musical scale. There was a diverse range of instruments, from a drumkit to a didgeridoo to a cello. The drone turned out very nice. What I especially liked, was the fact that after a while, the sound takes over the musicians. The musicians are no longer really in control. A state of trance.
When I went to the Oude Kerk to check out the space, what struck me most was the acoustics of the church. There were extremely long reverberations which also caused for a sort of trance when I was there. So I thought a drone would be perfect in the church, this time bigger, louder, and longer. It would probably be even more entrancing in this space. But also conceptually it fit the theme of "Beyond Babylon".
Did you knew or how did you recruit the musicians to play with you?
I asked friends and fellow musicians from my bands and projects interested in experiments to join the drone. I also asked the church's organist to join. In the end 15 musicians took part. There were guitars, basses, drums, vocals, didgeridoo, tambourine, organ, violin, harmonica and more. The drone was the first performance of the show. The doors opened at 17.00 when the public walked in we were already playing. The nicest reactions of the drone I received from people who were moving through the space. They said that the sound was like a living entity, in which one could virtually and physically move around in it.
Do you have plans for a similar event in the future?
I am probably going to do the drone once more during Kerkennacht (Church-night). This is going to be in June. I am currently working on a project for the end-exam show. I am going to make a tour with my drumkit to different urban environments in and around Amsterdam and improvise with site-specific sounds. This will be filmed and recorded and eventually released on DVD.
"We work together to achieve an altered state of consciousness, to reach the unearthly, but how long will it last until we snap out of it and get splashed in the face by reality? What is the purpose of building a tower which eventually will collapse? What is the point of losing ourselves in our sound, when we know it will stop?"
owldirt on 06/10/2012 at 05:03PM
New experimental music from upstate New York!
clinical_archives on 03/02/2011 at 11:01AM
Some best music and songs of February on a netlabel Clinical Archives.
01 - melting clouds - Autumn - 6:06 (ca425)
02 - Claudio Nuñez - bailando sobre arquitectura again (dancing about architecture again) - 9:35 (ca423)
03 - ViYA - Huzur İsyanda - 4:44 (ca422)
04 - 10KoneKt VS MIXoLIVe - #8f8f8e - 15:27 (ca424)
05 - Zreen Toyz - Pianistic Latency - 7:21 (ca426)
06 - ViYA - Oyuncaklar Ülkesi - 6:13 (ca422)
07 - melting clouds - Found Light - 5:58 (ca425)
Total time: 55:21
Artists: melting clouds (Ukraina), Claudio Nuñez (Argentina), Zreen Toyz (France), 10KoneKt VS MIXoLIVe (France), ViYA (Turkey)
S27 on 08/27/2010 at 01:46AM
Musician and visual artist Odaibe first appeared on S27 as a guest on our bumper compilation "We Are One" back in April 2010, and we are proud to announce this debut release entitled "Hello World". A mixed bag of sounds, the album encompasses various styles of glitch, trip hop, ambient and audio experimentalism. There is also a remix of an upcoming release from fellow Poland artist Pleq - "Good Night", another artist whom we regard highly. An absolute delight from start to finish, Odaibe has produced a brilliant debut encompassing many ideas in its 34 minutes.
AVAILABLE AS A FREE DOWNLOAD IN 320kbps MP3 FORMAT. To listen / download click HERE
clinical_archives on 04/27/2010 at 01:48AM
After establishing their Austro-Italian connection in the Summer of 2009, Eve LaCroix (aka .E.) and Norbert Bieber (aka ZAUS) commenced working on another release for the Clinical Archives netlabel. The album features 2 original compositions of each artist and the mutually re-modeled versions of these tracks. Focussing on the synthesis between interaction and individual aesthetic expression, ‘Mutilatus Mutuus’ contains a vast and complex array of richly textured sounds and rhythms, varying constantly in dynamics and mood.