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MURAYAMA, SEIJIRO & MICHAEL NORTHAM - Moriendo Renascor

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Xing Wu Records XW5005CD
Release Year: 2008
Note: nice collab disc on Malaysian label
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €14.00


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Four long pieces of "concrete" microsound-ambience on this nice collaboration - very intimate & gentle, with a focus on tiniest details. Reminds us on stuff from ROLF JULIUS, STEVE RODEN or B. GNTER, but with more "concrete" dry elements... issued by the Malaysian label XING WU !


Between 2003 and 2004 - Michael Northam and Seijiro Murayama met a few times in Switzerland and France. One artifact of their meetings,
They Stood Around and Watched a 20 min CDr was published by universinternational.
A more comprehensive and extended document of these meetings has finally made its way in the form of Moriendo Renascor.

Seeded from composted recordings taken in Lisbon, Portugal and Astoria, Oregon. Northam offered heavily mixed sources during these
meetings. Selections were made by trying to find segments of activated sonic matter then finally to be passed through the ears and hands of Murayama. An awkward meeting perhaps - tangential - yet something else. A shared desire to find some shared experience through the medium of sound.

During the process of creation the two took drives out to the Jura in Switzerland and through rural France and passed some terse moments arguing the finer points of the unlikely meeting between a densely planned acousmatic composter and a highly disciplined improvisor. A discussion that ended up producing four enigmatic tracks.

Moriendo Renascor - a term taken from a southern French dialect - meaning in death, rebirth [label info]

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