Monday, June 1, 2020
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Artist: Oren Ambarchi (@)
Title: Mort Aux Vaches: Song of Separation [Parts 1-6]
Format: CD
Label: Staalplaat (@)
Distributor: Staalplaat (NL), Soleilmoon (US), Demos (It), These Records (UK), Target (De) and more...
Here goes one more round of Mort Aux Vaches! Single notes, deep drones, sporadic tones gradually and extremely slowly building up to somewhat more elaborated harmonies of apparently randomly played notes in the range of a 6 (or even 8) octave keyboard... These notes assume new meaning every time a new key is hit and thus every time a new harmonic combination is achieved. They interact with each other relatively to their position, depth, velocity, loudness, frequency etc... All this punctuated by silences that get shorter as the music goes on. Always the same keyboard sound, at least until the last track where a harsh static noise that was slowly escalating, takes full control over everything else and turns the never-ending droning dreamy ambient suite into a long manipulation of awful noise slowly sweeping through a filter range and going through phasing, eventually becoming something like a loud feedback and then a softer one with a mid and and a hi frequency component. Only at the very very end, the sound dissolves in a casual ambience, quickly taking new forms but being absorbed by silence. This record is about the sympathy and the resonance between notes, about how notes can co-operate toward a harmony, fight for a dissonance, clash for a disturbance or just play in unison. The record is meant to be played continuously (in fact the track IDs are there only to aid retrieval).
Previous recordings include "Suspension" (Touch, UK) and "Trieste" (Idea, US).

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