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ORGANUM / Z'EV - Temporal

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Die Stadt DS111
Release Year: 2008
Note: lim. 600 / 3rd release of collaboration with fantastic subtle "transcendental drones"
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €15.50


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Zwei Urgesteine der untergrndigen Experimentalmusik in Zusammenarbeit - dritter Teil... hier "wird man quasi in eine imaginre Rothko Chapel teleportiert, magisch beleuchtet und bemalt mit Lichtstrahlen und Farbwolken aus Klang. Es gibt da durchaus ein Moment des Kampfes um die Seelen, nur dass Organum & Zev nichts verdammen und nichts versprechen und ihr Angebot in nichts besteht auer einer Anmutung von Intensitt, die wie ein schwarzer Monolith, wie ein dunkler Spiegel da steht, auf dem, wenn man ihn behaucht, Wrter auftauchen - PERL - ATOM - POEM - MORAL - PORTAL - TREMOR." [Bad Alchemy]

"Their Third collaborational work following 'Tinnitus VU' mini CD on Touch and the full length 'Tocsin' album on Die Stadt (DS77).
Z'EV started out with reworking basic sound material from the Organum archive back in 2006, which resulted in a collaborative mixing of the material until early 2008. The finishing touches were then left to David Jackman between March and June 2008. The overall tone on 'Temporal' owes more to the 'classic' Organum sound than to Organum latest works, the trilogy: 'Sanctus' (Robot Records), 'Amen' and 'Omega' (both Die Stadt). The album makes for a multi-layered and intense listening experience.
First edition of 600 copies in digisleeve.
Total playing time: 47:29 min.
Track listing:
1. 'Glory Sorrow' 12'15
2. 'Eagle' 12'07
3. 'Thunder' 23'04"
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"For their third release, following 'Tinnitus' (Vital Weekly 411) and Tocsin (Vital Weekly 459) Z'EV and Organum took some time. Again their modus operandi has changed. For the previous release they went into the studio to improvise and then each took the material home to mix that material. Here it says on the cover 'we worked side by side in Peckham in front of my computer [...] and/but/so Then David took it upon himself', assumingely to finish the material. At the fundament of this recording lies the reworking of basic sound material from the Organum archive back in 2006 by Z'EV and perhaps Z'EV has a much stronger interest in the older work of Jackman then in his later material, say the more dramatic keyboard works of his recent releases. Here, on 'Temporal' the metal sheets of years ago are revived into pieces that are less direct than the old Organum ('In Extremis') and more complex through the use of various layers and filters of sound. In 'Thunder', the longest of the three pieces, things get a bit lost but in 'Glory Sorrow' and 'Eagle' (both around twelve minutes) things are well concentrated and form two great pieces of rawly shaped drone music. Both Organum and Z'EV never cease to amaze me." [FdW / Vital Weekly]