Passive/Aggressive

ASUNA & Jan Jelinek – Grainy micro-structures shrouded in infinite sustain

English Kritik April 10 2019

ASUNA & Jan Jelinek ”Signals Bulletin” (faitiche, 2019) – review by Wieland Rambke

Jan Jelinek is a legend of minimal music: For more than two decades now, the German producer has used samples, field recordings and modular synthesizers to produce gently pulsating music that feels organic, yet hi-tech. On and off through the last five years, he has been collaborating with Japanese sound artist ASUNA, and ”Signals Bulletin” is the first released result.

ASUNA primarily uses organs, keyboards and toy instruments to create tonal clouds that he presents both in live music as well as in art exhibitions. Often, he suspends notes by the simple practice of taping down keys on the keyboard, allowing the instrument to sound for extended periods of time.

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jjjacob – Omsluttende lyddesign med plads til lytteren

Blog February 26 2019

Af Mikkel Arre

Godt nok har jjjacob base i København, men ud over at han har lavet et mixtape til Petrola 80, er det svært at koble ham til hjembyen. Hans seneste EP, ”Angelic Hostility”, udkom via Paris-selskabet High Heal, han har udgivelser på vej via flere spanske labels, og han har lavet mixtapes til medier i bl.a. Estland, Tjekkiet og USA. At hans musik virker til at sprede sig i digitale frem for lokale, geografisk baserede netværk, giver perfekt mening, når man lytter til ”Angelic Hostility”.

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Exquisite Russian Brides – Desorienterende dub midt mellem stilstand og fremdrift

Blog November 29 2018

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Af Mikkel Arre

Marc Kellaway har været en del af den københavnske undergrundsscene i efterhånden et par årtier (i bands som Vinyl Dog Joy, Distortion Girls og The President’s Heart), og han udgav sit 10. album under navnet Exquisite Russian Brides midt i maj. Men “Overflow Variations” kommer først for alvor til sin ret her et halvt års tid senere. Som det grålige cover indikerer, er det her nemlig musik til de kolde måneder. Vel at mærke musik, man kan varme sig ved: Albummets afsæt i dub gør det til den hidtil mest imødekommende Exquisite Russian Brides-udgivelse. Læs resten

Ipek Gorgun – En sammensmeltning af skabelse og destruktion

Kritik October 3 2018

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Ipek Gorgun “Ecce Homo” (Touch, 2018) – anmeldelse af Ida Selvejer Faaborg

Den tyrkiske komponist og lydkunstner Ipek Gorgun har netop udgivet sit andet soloalbum, “Ecce Homo”, på det engelske label Touch Music, som omfavner både elektronisk eksperimenterende musik og lydkunst. Og netop lydkunst er centrum for den ph.d.-afhandling, Gorgun er i gang med at lave på Centre for Advanced Studies in Music ved det tekniske universitet i Istanbul. Hendes bagkatalog som musiker tæller bl.a. det selvudgivne album “Aphelion” samt “Perfect Lung”, der er et samarbejde med den canadiske producer Ceramic TL (aka Egyptrixx). På det nye album, som indeholder en fintfølende sans for sammensætning af støj og klangfulde kompositioner, skaber Gorgun en abstrakt lytteoplevelse, hvor lys og mørke, skønhed og destruktion konstant overlappes og smelter sammen. Læs resten

Asger Kudahl – Fluidly upending life as we know it

English Kritik August 21 2018

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Asger Kudahl ”Sketches for Revolution” (Resonans Recordings, 2018) – review by Wieland Rambke

Good old revolution! Can we even still imagine it? And how about the one that is most pressing and most urgent? Through the course of human history, revolution has meant the end of oppression: The casting-away of the yoke of submission. But today, a whole new revolution is needed: A revolution to end the ever-accelerating, no-holds-barred exploitation of planet Earth. An exploitation that happens for purely bogus reasons, for profit and nothing else. The question used to be if we want to live under oppression or as free people. Revolutions used to provide the practical answer. But today, the question is if we are going to live at all. Revolution is a collective effort, and, in a world of increasing individualism and isolation, revolution becomes less and less imaginable.

On the release “Sketches for Revolution”, Asger Kudahl – a musician, sound designer and the co-founder of the label Resonans Recordings – has gathered the incidental music he created for the contemporary dance performance “The Vampire Revolution”. The decision to release the music in its own right is entirely justified: The pieces stand for themselves. Læs resten