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SCHWARZ, ROBERT - The Scale of Things

Format: LP
Label & Cat.Number: Gruenrekorder Gruen 154
Release Year: 2015
Note: "Die Natur ist das einzige immerwährende Menschenunmögliche" - multilayered 'musique concrete' drones created from nature recordings, following only the compositorial settings of nature / chaos, with a special focus on unheard hidden details.. great LP with phantastic floating yet 'concrete' sound layers by this soundartist from Vienna, lim. 300
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"Distantly rooted in musique concrète, ”The Scale Of Things” discloses an uncanny, multilayered sonic universe of its own.

The seven compositions are based on the exploration of nature recordings for unheard details and hidden layers, focused on patterns of stochastic order and unique chaos created without musical intention. The harmony we hear is the harmony of overwhelming and collective uncertainty, because this nature is chaos.

Audio transformations that remain hidden, accompanied by modular synthesizers purposely blur most links to the “real” world, in favor of a strange and poetic realm, following the erratic patterns of nature.
Mesmerizing and disturbing at the same time, an ambivalent dualism emerges of a strange world that is dissolving and not dissolving. A world that can only be described by it’s surface. Expulsed from nature, as our brain is expulsed from nature.

Die Natur ist das einzige immerwährende Menschenunmögliche.

Track list:

01 Drift Following The Seam
02 In The Flat Field
03 Frost
04 Self-Propelled-Sound-Particles
05 With The Witch
06 Mabalel
07 From Surface Downwards

7 Tracks (35′42″)
Vinyl (300 copies)

recorded, composed and produced by Robert Schwarz
field recordings from Bale, La Gomera, Mmabolela(*), Naxos, Vienna and Yangshuo
(*) ‘Sonic Mmabolela’ residency/workshop, organized by Francisco López and James Webb
produced in Vienna 2013-2014
mastered by SELF"