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ERIK M (eRikm) - Steme

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: ROOM 40 RM426
Release Year: 2007
Note: includes special 12-page fold-out score
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €13.00

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"Steme" ist eine Arbeit ber "Fragmentierung, Genese und Erneuerung", basierend auf einer Auswahl von zehn 1mintigen Klangstcken von einer defekten CD. ERIK M ist ein Meister im improvisierten Konstruieren und Dekonstruieren von Klangschnipseln; hier klingt das unfassbar abstrakt, zerschnipselt & geruschhaft, von Gekrusel & Rauschen durchsetzt, aber es gibt auch schillernd-elektrisierte Drone-Parts....muss man gehrt haben...

"Between his reputation as swift shifting improviser, concrte composer and turntable deconstructionist, Marseilles based artist ERIKM has earned himself an enviable position in the European music community. With Stme, his most ambitious and fully realised compositional work to date, he devolves and recontextualises the boundaries between sound source and sound media. In essence, Stme originates from a selection of ten one minute long sound pieces burned on a CD which was deliberately damaged. These media (music on modified media or field recording) formed the basis of multiple improvised session including multiple stages of construction and destruction of these acoustic matters using my different electronic real time live music systems (3k-pad system & MD or CD-dj and electronics). The resulting sounds are truly distinctive filigree like sonic details are brought into sharp focus, tuning the ears with their paced spatial movements. Occasional grabs of the source sound material appear and are erased equally as quickly. A genuinely powerful statement of compositional intent." [label info]
"...Unlike say Oval, ErikM is not interested in creating some new (old?) form of popmusic out of it, but rather tries to use all these blocks in a large composition of a highly delicate, electro-acoustic nature. With the exception of 'White Out' which operates more from the drone end, and there for seems a bit out of place here, all the seven other pieces are of a collage like nature, which adds a great vibrancy to the material, bouncing all over the place while the listener only can submit to this with full attention. That 'White Out' piece could have been easily left of from this, and it would have been a perfect CD, now it's near perfection." [FdW / Vital Weekly]