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Ursula Nistrup – The sound of sand and wind sculpting speculative alternatives to Planet Earth

English Kritik June 12 2019
Ursula Nistrup’s installation “From the Pink Sand” at the art museum of Holstebro – photo by David Stjernholm

Ursula Nistrup ”Cosmic Desert” (Resonans Recordings, 2019) – review by Wieland Rambke

In just a few weeks, on July 20, we will see the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. With mankind setting foot in outer space, we ourselves have become aliens: An extra-terrestrial species roaming the universe, visitors from a far-away planet. Should Elon Musk’s fantasies of space travel and interplanetary colonialisation come true, then being aliens will become part of what we are as a species.

The Alien and the Familiar play a crucial role on Danish artist Ursula Nistrups release ”Cosmic Desert“ which was conceptualised by Nistrup and realised by sound designer Peter Albrechtsen. The album presents two sound pieces that originally were used in her solo exhibitions.

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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

DJ Sports – A new species in dance music

English Kritik September 25 2017

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DJ Sports “Modern Species” (Firecracker Recordings, 2017) – review by Morten Løwenstein

When diving into DJ Sports and his back catalogue, you automatically dive into the world of Regelbau. My first intention was not to include any intro to the Aarhus-based collective. However, the background is of great significance in this case. With a crew tally of no less than 11, Regelbau’s members have put Denmark and Aarhus on the dance music map, while simultaneously developing their own unique and confident approach to dance music – or all music – and to the scene itself.

The much-deserved hype of the Regelbau crew has grown in a rarely seen organic way, and the fact that the crew is built on a strong foundation of friendship and common musical interests is clear. Læs resten

Lawrence English – Occupying the body and activating it as an ear (interview)

English Feature April 8 2015

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By Mette Slot Johnsen – photo: Room40

It’s been 15 years since Lawrence English decided to put thought into action, and – led by a self professed dogged determination akin to that of Fitzcarraldo and his Amazon adventure – set up the record label Room40, with the intention of self releasing and finding artists who wanted to explore and reflect the world in a similar way to himself.

Among the many artists released on Room40 are Grouper, Tim Hecker, Oren Ambarchi, and John Chantler. The output is a range of meditative and/or noisy contemporary compositions, soundscapes, field recordings and experimental electronic music. According to English the Room40 artists share the common trait that they try to invite you in to listen a bit closer. The music can be background music, but when delved into a little deeper it allows for you to open up your ears and thoughts to explore the sounds and the world they are creating or reflecting. Læs resten

Chienne Lucas – Sårbarhed bag et elektronisk perleslør

Blog November 6 2013

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Af Mikkel Arre

De duvende guitartoner er perforeret af knitren. Skærende støjskyer changerer og flimrer, så de simple klangflader kun lige kan anes. Bag den mudrede forvrængning er der antydninger af slæbende trommeslag. Alt er skrøbeligt og dirrende, som om både støjen, de sparsomme toner og numrenes afmålte forløb kan krakelere når som helst. De overstyrede hyletoner og den atmosfæriske susens konstante omkransning gør lydbilledet lige så uklart som Chienne Lucas’ identitet.

Umiddelbart er det ikke til at finde ud af andet, end det er et elektronisk funderet projekt med tre meget forskellige optagelser, og at hun/han er fra Danmark, og at det billede af et ansigt, som figurerer på Chienne Lucas’ Soundcloud-side, stammer fra en piges fortolkning af Jesus and Mary Chains ”Just Like Honey”. Læs resten