Jun 212012
 
Zoharum presents: new releases out on 30.06.2012

RAPOON | X-NAVI:ET | AABZU | V/A SENSITIVE DATA 2 | BISCLAVERET & FEINE TRINKERS BEI PINKELS DAHEIM

RAPOON – time-loop anomalies (ZOHAR 030-2) 
“Time-Loop Anomalies”, the next Rapoon offering on Zoharum after “Disappeared Redux”, contains more than an hour of eerie, ethereal music lingering on the borderlands of dreamworld and reality. Robin Storey, the man behind the moniker, delivers yet again a subtle woven masterpiece, both being a bold step into the new world and in the vein of his earlier projects continuing recurring themes in his artistic work.
Robin says:
“Time-loop Anomalies” is a collection of single tracks and  ‘starts’ in the creative process drawn together and composed into a cohesive collection of pieces. Many times in the method of composing new works different directions and musical elements are created and then honed down into a direction which is built upon and re-enforced throughout the “narrative” of a album.
“Time-loop Anomalies” is a collection of short stories put together and given a unifying theme which binds the various elements.
The pieces span a wide timescale, but, in the spirit of quantum mechanics, they are tossed together and create new and different perspectives through the workings of chance and composition.
There are hundreds more “starts” that resurface and disappear as time goes by. These are some that made it to the final stage of the creative method and got to be published.
Sputnik remix is my own personal favourite as it is autobiographical, in the sense that I remember looking into the starry skies when I was very young and seeing the little pinprick of light travel through the heavens. It left a deep impression of loneliness and separation upon me …bleak but beautiful…
AABZU – there’s no other god than rambo! (ZOHAR IYHHH 007)
Maciek Szymczuk and Łukasz Szałankiewicz. Two restless spirits. Working together since 2002. The first result was released on  “Nowe:le” (Rec Vivo, 2002) – a song “There’s No Way”, still credited to Zenial vs. Maciek Szymczuk. In 2005 AABZU’s debut album “The Shape of Lost Things” (Simple Logic Rec – split from PHYRL) was released, presenting a world of delicate structures, based on all kinds of glitches and ambient, repetitive
backgrounds. Next years the group spent on playing concerts in the country and abroad, participating in many festivals such as UNSOUND, ELECTRO-MECHANICS, WRO and MPM Ambient Gorlice. In the meantime, the duo was preparing the material for their second album. “Rambo” was published in 2010, thanks to AudioTong, picking up rave reviews and is not taking prisoners, just like the title character of this release. Music, richer and more diverse than on its predecessor,  sparkles with many colours and remains, despite this heterogeneity, consistent. In one composition, Mian Mian, a Chinese writer (known for “Candies”), recites excerpts from her new book.
X:NAVI:ET- brain overloaded (ZOHAR IYHHH 006)
“brain overloaded” is the new CD album created by Rafał Iwański (X-NAVI:ET, Voices of the Cosmos, HATI) which is composed of electroacoustic compositions recorded with analogue tone generators, machine filters, synthesizers, and, to a lesser extent, acoustic objects. Apparently, it’s the most electronic face of X-NAVI:ET, and, at the same time, the reckoning of the post-industrial style which was an important stage on Rafał Iwański’s creative path somewhere in the mid-1990s. “brain overloaded” is 7 sonic journey recorded between 2008 and 2011 related with the research on human brain. The question raised is if our industrial and digital world we created has started surpassing the capacity of our brains which were evolutionally designed to gather information. In other words, have they started to “overload”? Can the information surplus move us back? “brain overloaded” is an impulse for investigating ways of simply not going mad in this world. The album is dedicated to William S. Burroughs – one of the most enlightened minds of the era in which we are to live.
The author of the paintings used on the cover is Ewa Bińczyk, an artist from Toruń.
Attention! The symptoms unlikely to occur after listening to the album are
the decrease of IQ, withdrawal, stupor and indifference.
V/A Sensitive Data 2
Jubilee edition of sampler titled ‘SENSITIVE DATA 2’ :
15 tracks
77 minutes.
CD including rares, remixes (taken from bonus discs) and few track from newest albums
This compilation is a birthday gift for You!
Cover artwork:  Ewa Bińczyk – “The Gardener”

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New Zoharum release out on 14.07.2012
BISCLAVERET & FEINE TRINKERS BEI PINKELS DAHEIM – both sides of the looking glass (ZOHAR 031 SP) 7″ VINYL
“brain overloaded” is the new CD album created by Rafał Iwański (X-NAVI:ET, Voices of the Cosmos, HATI) which is composed of electroacoustic compositions recorded with analogue tone generators, machine filters, synthesizers, and, to a lesser extent, acoustic objects. Apparently, it’s the most electronic face of X-NAVI:ET, and, at the same time, the reckoning of the post-industrial style which was an important stage on Rafał Iwański’s creative path somewhere in the mid-1990s. “brain overloaded” is 7 sonic journey recorded between 2008 and 2011 related with the research on human brain. The question raised is if our industrial and digital world we created has started surpassing the capacity of our brains which were evolutionally designed to gather information. In other words, have they started to “overload”? Can the information surplus move us back? “brain overloaded” is an impulse for investigating ways of simply not going mad in this world. The album is dedicated to William S. Burroughs – one of the most enlightened minds of the era in which we are to live.
The author of the paintings used on the cover is Ewa Bińczyk, an artist from Toruń.
Attention! The symptoms unlikely to occur after listening to the album are
the decrease of IQ, withdrawal, stupor and indifference.
All the best
Zoharum team
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