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LOPEZ, FRANCISCO - Wind [Patagonia]

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: and/OAR and/27
Release Year: 2007
Note: unprocessed wind-sounds from Patagonia - third part in the 'Trilogy of the Americas' after LA SELVA and BUILDINGS - one of his mile-stone works we think !! "A world devoid of human presence. A passion for drones and their inner universe; that perceptually 'invisible' matrix of broad-band noise that is constantly flowing around us, both in nature and in man-made environments" [F. LOPEZ]
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Nur selten entscheidet sich FRANCISCO LOPEZ, seine Feldaufnahmen "pur" und unverfremdet zu verffentlichen. WIND ist die dritte CD einer Trilogie, die mit den fantastischen Dschungel-Aufnahmen von LA SELVA begann (und v.a. Tiergerusche enthielt), danach kam BUILDINGS (die materielle Dingwelt), und nun die "unerbittliche Umgebung von akustischer Kraft", wie er dies selbst nennt, die NATUR. Die Windaufnahmen aus Patagonien zeigen den Geruschstrom, der durch natrliche Prozesse entstehen kann, in all seiner Vielfltigkeit, aber vor allem als archaisches anmutendes Kraftfeld.


"and/OAR couldn't be more pleased to present the third part of Francisco Lpez's already classic "trilogy of the Americas" which started with La Selva, followed by Buildings [New York] (both released by V2 Archief, Netherlands).
An immersion into the sonic matter from micro- and macro- environments dominated by wind in Patagonia. A vast barren space shaped and inhabited by the ever-changing forces of unmuted plants, rocks, sand, snow, and ice. An irregular broad-band environment of relentless strength and richness. And above all, a tour de force of profound listening.
Lpezs Patagonian winds have a ferocious beauty and immensity. Delicate whispers combine with wild swarms and eddies undergirded by deep bass punches. And all of this produced by an invisible force that endlessly sweeps the surface of the globe. With this, we are no longer in the tidy world of human music, but have entered the sublime domain of natural sound. (Christoph Cox).
Packaged in a super gloss digipak with 16 page 4 color booklet." [label info]



"An immersion into the sonic matter from micro- and macro-environments dominated by wind in Patagonia. A vast barren space shaped and inhabited by the ever-changing forces of unmuted plants, rocks, sand, snow, and ice. An irregular broad-band environment of relentless strength and richness. And above all, a tour de force of profound listening." [label notes]
"... So we learn that this piece of fifty-six minutes is an 'non-processed, not mixed environmental sound matter from a certain 'reality'' and in this case the reality is the wind the empty spaces of Patagonia, in the southern part of Argentina. During the 'austral winters' of 2000 and 2003, Lopez recorded a whole bunch of wind. The empty space, usually referred as a quiet one in the world of musical reviews (certainly by Vital Weekly) is of course a misconception. Silence as such doesn't exist and the wind can be harsh player. The wind blows here heavily in the microphone - varies types are used - and the membrane shakes along. It's not a straight forward, almost one hour piece of win blowing. In his piece he uses various segments of wind sound, both the 'quiet' and the 'loud' and thus depicts a beautifully cruel world. As a biker I learned to dislike the wind, as much as I like it; it depends on which way you are going. This new work fits along very, very well along the two previous mentioned releases and for those who care to know: this isn't the all out silent Lopez, as it's audible through the end, although the sound is in a long fade out. A great conclusion to a great trilogy." [FdW / Vital Weekly]


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