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SCHAEFER, JANEK - Cold Storage

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: DSP Recordings
Release Year: 2004
Note: white printed jewel-cases
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €13.00

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"Cold Storage is an impressive resume not only of Schaefer's own career as a sound artist, but half a century of theory and practice of electronic music in all its diverse forms." - The Wire

"Cold Storage is one of Janek Schaefer's most refined works of "musique concrete". The original concert was a live improvisation using as an instrument the snippets he had previously collected and assembled. The CD version uses the same sounds, but "keeps it closer to the source material". Luckily, it is not apparent at all that he kept it so "close" to the original source. The five movements are powerful and haunting precisely because the sources are unrecognizable, and, instead, the slowly evolving music seem to hark back to mysterious primitive forces of nature. The first movement sounds like the internal, psychological perception of the composer entering a room. The second sounds like a broader survey of the environment, evoking a multitude of action, from traffic to waves. Its ebullient chaos is balanced by the ghostly and massive moving textures of the third movement, The fifth movement is the most fearsome, unleashing industrial fury and expressionist tension. The whole is exactly the sum of its parts: a multi-faceted experience that describes a continuum of emotions through the inner ear." - Scaruffi.com