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LOPEZ, FRANCISCO & LAWRENCE ENGLISH - HB

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Baskaru KARU:13
Release Year: 2008
Note: a soundworld "somewhere between mystery and mystification"
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"Fieldrecordings und ihre Transformation ins Ungewisse: Den Arbeitsweisen von Lpez/English entsprechend, wurden von beiden Seiten Fieldrecordings aus Costa Rica bzw. Australien angefertigt und gegeneinander unter Musique-Concrte-Prmissen in den Jahren 2005-2008 gemischt. HB ist ein recht typischer Release fr die beiden Soundknstler, in dem sich Soundkartografien aus den hinteren Winkeln des Planeten durch die heimischen Boxen schlngeln. Irgendwo tauchen Gerusche aus der Stille auf, verdichten sich zu einem unbestimmten Rauschen, ob aus der Stadt oder aus dem Dschungel, wer wei das schon genau? Einmal mehr werden hier sonische Cluster aufgezogen, deren Paradigma Ambivalenz sind und zum Hineinkippen in diesen komplexen Klangkosmos zwingen. Stille wird zum pdagogischen Tool: Denn dort, wo nichts zu hren ist, beginnt man, sich selbst zu hren." [Heinrich Deisl / SKUG]

"Francisco Lpez - the most mysterious sound artist ever, the man who has elevated aural enigma and sonic displacement to artform status - joins forces with Lawrence English, the leading figure of the Australian experimental music scene, for a puzzling cd. What is 'HB'? 'It's two quite unusual found sound pieces and two musique concrte works based on each other's works', explains English. In other words, Lpez and English each submitted to the other a field recording piece, then composed a new piece from the other guy's field recording. The result is resolutely sombre going on obscurantist: occulted birdsongs, unidentified tremors, delicate but disquieting sounds from a jungle that could be either of the wild or urban kind. This soundworld lies somewhere between mystery and mystification. Francisco Lpez is globally acknowledged as one of experimental music's main creative forces. Relying on a deep listening of the world around us, his music translates into a physical experience of hearing and sound. Also an installation artist and theoretician, he performs all over the world. At his concerts, the audience is usually blindfolded. Lawrence English is a sound and visual artist, composer, critic, festival organizer, record producer (Tujiko Noriko, Tenniscoats, The Rational Academy) and label head (Room40). He explores the limits of perception and the relationship between sound and structure. His recent CD 'Kiri No Oto' (Touch, 2008) has garnered critical acclaim. 'HB' is his second release on Baskaru, following 'For Varying Degrees of Winter' in 2007." [press release]

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