Muhr :: poussière

:: j'aime la poussière que produit Muhr, comme j'aime ou avais très (trop) discrètement aimé "drames et précipices" l'an passé chez Zymogen. Etonnant comme parfois, dans une sorte de sursaut d'égoïsme, on tente de camoufler des impressions, un sentiment, de peur de devoir en rendre compte. Muhr est de ces artistes pour lesquels l'on réserve toujours une place (confortable) en son jardin secret. Entrez-donc tranquillement dans "an end to none but to all that is still", et laissez-vous engourdir par cette harmonie scintillante où le ton y est certes grave et apparemment introspectif mais, jamais avec désillusion. Cette quiétude générale perdure encore pour "Dead leaves" mais avec ce crissement soutenu en forme de matièralisation sonore et l'apparition d'une lointaine nostalgie, renforçant la quasi réalité de l'édifice. "quiet words and forgotten trees" amorce une solidification en un tempo-écho aux stridences bruitistes et un désir lyrique rapidement maitrisé. Pièce maitresse du dispositif, "les rêves sont des poussières du possible" se décline en particules fines, rhizomiques et suspendues, sculpture immatérielle en quête de réponses. "la gouache des temps" qui referme 'poussière' ne sera pas cette réponse attendue, car en joueur avisé, Muhr y dévoile une ultime espièglerie, une molécule de suspence qui vous fera très (trop) discrètement désirer une prochaine visite au jardin secret.

:: serein
::
Muhr

various artists :: autumntronics

01: lopazz - right in your face
02: jürgen frey - first 17
03: elfish echo - terrarism #02
04: marco lucchi - (as riddled as) the tide
05: alex cortex - slanting roof jam
06: night-time epitome - sinreja
07: 8m2stereo - bea
08: celer - climate change
09: bad cop bad cop - à bientôt

combined with our calendar news about Alex Cortex contribution to ::the questionnaire project, is this compilation for pathmusick - A release far from any sad and bucolic autumnal walks in some forest full of orange, brown make-up and sinister chestnut. Tasty at his best, great tracks (see immense such as the opening "right in your face" of Lopazz) succeeding to other impressive atmospheric collaborations or even strong industri...ous tendencies.
some great art to tastes adaptation. highly recommended!

:: pathmusick

Alex Cortex :: the questionnaire



Your favourite virtue ::
see next question.

Your favourite qualities in a man or woman::
sincerity, loyalty, humor, authenticity, straightforwardness, discipline, reliability, dedication.

Your favourite occupation ::
any occupation i myself chose to do.

Your idea of happiness ::
being healthy, being sheltered.

Your idea of misery ::
severe illness, chronic pains, being exposed to war, homelessness.

If not yourself, who would you be ::
someone else?

Where would you like to live ::
i like quiet places, in or close to nature.

Your favourite colour and flower ::
i like all colors of nature. flowers i like in general, but where they grow, rather than in a vase.

Your favourite prose authors ::
faulkner, unamuno. but then there is an endless list of authors i appreciate very much for maybe just one or a few books (dramatists and graphic novelists included). in general i'd say, i'm working myself through the "classics", from the middle-ages to the end of the 20th century, rather than reading recent publications.

Your favourite poets ::
always changing. pedro salinas is a definite favorite. at the moment i read wallace stevens, william carlos williams, robert frost and sylvia plath. but then it's the same here as with prose authors: there are many more interesting ones. often i like just a couple of their poems.

Your favourite heroes or heroines in fiction ::
going more for the anti-hero. complex and contradictory characters with a dark side seem to be the more interesting ones, especially on revision.

Your favourite painters and composers ::
painters: bonnard, bosch, cezanne, gauguin, kandinsky, klee, klimt, monet, renoir, van gogh, vuillard. and again, there are many more interesting ones. i go for a special atmosphere i can't really put into words.

composers: impossible to name just a few. there are hundreds of names and i discover new ones to me all the time... and again, often it's just one work, one song, or one album by one artist that appeals to me, but which completely changed my way of listening to or making music.

movie directors aren't asked for? in my opinion they combine properties of prose authors, poets, painters and composers. movie is an extremely important medium for me. lynch, kubrick, fellini, tati, tarkovsky, billy wilder, ingmar bergman, ...

Your favourite heroes or heroines in real life ::
couldn't really tell. i don't look much at others, rather try to be me.

What character(s) in history do you most dislike ::
there are the obvious ones i have no sympathy for. but then history is full of misguided individuals, so why use precious energy to start dropping those names.

Your favourite food and drink ::
i like fresh and healthy food. i prefer fruits and vegetables. i enjoy cooking, as it can be as creative as making music. as for drinks: water, fresh juices, yerba mate, espresso, and a tasty regional beer once in a while.

Your favourite names ::
a name is a mere shell.

Your pet aversion ::
i don't have any pets.

The reform which you most estimate ::
the individual in a life-long reform toward the better.

The gift of the nature which I would like to have ::
to be artistically more versatile, bold, and direct.

How I would like to die ::
aware, concentrated, happy

What is your present state of mind ::
"life is a state of mind" ('chauncey gardiner')

For what fault have you most toleration ::
for those which are no result of inconsiderateness.

Your favourite motto ::
i don't have a motto. i really can't put my life into just one phrase.

19 septembre 2007

"i'm alex cortex. i live in heidelberg / germany.
since 1996 i release electronic music of various styles and have also been deejaying and playing live in many countries since then.
check my website www.alexcortex.com to see where i released and who i worked with."

Website :: Alex Cortex

:: the questionnaire is based on the original "questionnaire of Marcel Proust", created by Antoinette Faure around 1890.

Zainetica :: future 740

comment :: a very interesting release is that "Future 740" of Zainetica - figure of an electronica,from now, a bit old stylish, Mark Streatfield seems to turn its glance to a new musical imagery under soft technopop influence, since it is unfortunately as the way we qualify the incidence of Neu! and Kraftwerk, and intelligently avoiding the traps from any synthetic digression of a certain idm scene.
The result ? Clearly, the best realization ever carried out by Zainetica.
The proof is done, a called into question is always fortuitous - compliments !

:: xynthetic netlabel
:: Zainetica

Raw N^D :: toy ep

Pure abstracts forms dissolved in a sub-philharmonic orchestral sinking. ‘V tvoj mirok probralas\’ zima’ which opens this first release of Raw n^d is clearly indicating the way of dark impressionist meanders, without however, never rocking in the glaucous and cinematographic pathos of many alleged Indus artists - “Li56” with its illusory frankness, have some difficulties to mask a perfect arithmetic under fine old school influence (Throbbing Gristle for “Vantuuso Cherv`!!”)... and finally yes, the whole has is been useful with a talent which does not have anything illusory.

:: haze
:: Raw N^D at haze

krill.minima :: urlaub auf balkonien

Difficile de décrire la tranquille addiction que suscite chaque réalisation de Martin Juhls avec son projet Krill.Minima. Une fois encore, «’Urlaub Auf Balkonien’ ne déroge en rien à cette règle d’or. Entre envie d’un possible mouvement des êtres et des choses, et irrépressible promesse d’un "blottissement" (du verbe pronominal 'se blottir') cotonneux et langoureux, le choix est âpre.
Seule certitude, le musicien de Dortmund fabrique d’indispensables philtres.

:: thinner/autoplate
:: krill.minima

Anderson Hoffmann :: one-people projects

One-people projects … with a “s” explores the different (dark) sides of the talented Anderson Hoffman – this “s” corresponds to 3 main releases of the Brazilian musician collected by the very effective netlabel, clinical archives. First extracts are from "violated animal rights” two main and serious soundscapes for a noble cause. Two tracks are also extracted from a project called “keygen”, quite symptomatic of a large interest for the hammering and the mental gimlet (our favourites’). The ep is closing on 2 pieces representing the colder side of Anderson, a colder side presented as a mix influences of ebm and Indus, but as main “genre repulsive” I should probably say that the dance floor temptation is far to be the worst idea of this One-people.

:: clinical archives
:: Anderson Hoffmann

various artists :: 10 jahre kreislauf

it was a long time that i wanted to experiment an editorialist workshop - a sort of live review as a dj set - this particular release deserves an editorialist experimentation - Then, what about a live construction of a review ? an unfinished building site of writing in progress for a special birthday more promised to a cure of perpetual youth than to nostalgia ? let's try it, and see the result - your live comments are, of course, naturally welcomed ...

Day one, it was last saturday, sept. 1st, wake up too early after an awful night. bad mood. My first reflexion goes to the fact that, as many concerned people of the scene, i'm waiting for this compilation announced by a few mails from Mogwai. As usual my first reflex is to go to phlow.de - Kreislauf, as a sort of dandy reflex, systematically puts a point of honor for being the first release announced each month on this particular site - phlow seems to have some update problems - bad mood.
But let's just talk music - let's just remember this initial surprise on first listening this "seite 1" intitled "Low Flying Fragments" - first smile of this french sunny morning, i like the idea of "seite", is it a reader reflex ? a promise of "seite 2" then seite 3 ? ... "low flying fragments" after a promising multiple "seiten", the atmosphere is going is weighed down - we will not wait for long - the extreme gravity of the awesome track of DeTrop is immediately collecting your attention and do not slacken the pressure - welcome to the birthday party ! ...

But from now, we are entering in a discreet area, a whispered appointment in a lonely place of evanescent and organic drones (Night-Time Epitome), a place of fractal stains images for Metafame, recently escaped from the brilliant “sooner ep” – from the time, the doors seem to open, ones after the others, it is probable that some of us will lose themselves there in this maze, however so coherent, and it is so much better for everyone ...

7 septembre – 11 :30 (don't want to write in my usual and suspect frenglish) C’est étonnant comme certains tracks ont parfois cette magie d’un quotidien illustré, l'untitled de Martin Maischein en fait partie, une parfaite osmose avec notre perception générale. Sans autre incidence, que d'être là, en une sorte de suspension latente, ils viennent se coller à votre vie, simplement s’implémenter sans complexe, devenir la bande son, toutefois provisoire, d’une réalité « enhanced » ...

Each time I meet the name of Alex Cortex somewhere, there is always a enigma for me, I cannot perceive the globality of this important artist - so much worse for me, his 'archive of 98' does not derogate from the mystery - I must invite him to::the questionnaire, we will know some more ...

Ah … ‘walaskjalf’, If I had to go back on a previous review words for the blog views&reviews, and opinion on the “skyland” of Max Marlow, today … I should probably said that these words (from January 2007) were far from being sufficiently “consistent” because I am not far from thinking that "skyland" is, to date, the best release of the Berliner - am I the only one to think it?

Well, about the “nummer acht” And in a recent e-mail, the same Mister Marlow was writing me “…also jungle wires sounds like the 'afterhour' of the world after mankind, like my track is telling about the deathmatch of it with all those horsewagons and red flags on top of dead bodies - right in before…” I must say I mostly agree on this so neo-expressionist vision, maybe we will talk more about someday or another...

13 september 17:34 - I like the idea of displacement in Niteffect, its "last mohawk" opens horizons for geographical and human delicacies - is "last mohawk" ... a (nomad) cake ?

8 novembre 17:51 - Sursaut quasi hivernal soudain ? à moins que ce ne soit l’amical rappel à l’ordre de l’homme à la casquette en début de semaine, nous voici à nouveau penché sur ces vastes entrelacs de sombres soundscapes tels cette sourde ellipse d’ouverture du lancinant « rch » de Messieurs Omas fgt et Patrice Valota , fascinant dédale secrets de (shock ?) corridors et échos aveugles, the « velvet stars » will not be to any help, He-lux have decided to better mislay you in order to make you numb with some rhythmic abstractions and uncertain voices exercice.

uuu :: Unregular Upcoming Updates ... and following

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TrackList

Low Flying Fragments

01 DeTrop - Winters Night
02 Night-Time Epitome - Visto Así
03 metaFame - Avive
04 Martin Maischein - Untitled
05 Mezzotron - Linie 1
06 Alex Cortex - Archive Track From 1998
07 Max Marlow - Walaskjalf
08 thierry massard - Jungle Wires (SüBE Version)
09 Niteffect - Last Mohawk
10 Omas FGT featuring Patrice Valota - Rch
11 He-Lux - Velvet Stars
12 choenyi - PTP
13 Drugs Made Me Smarter - The Biology Of Love
14 Rich.vom.Dorf. - Money Makes The People Blues
15 Dennsensein - Meine Gedanken Kleben
16 Beautiful Planet Earth - Kinder Der Nacht
17 Two_EM - Nova Silence
18 Dreza - Trionin (Nick Otheen Remix)
19 Bad Cop Bad Cop - Janet Plazz

Up Up And Away

20 Tuna - T-Rex-Sox
21 Muun & Villhauer - Entschuldigung Struppi
22 Ixmati - 10
23 Vai - Kreislaufstörung
24 Granlab - Backyard Wildlife
25 Cyan341 - Polydrafter
26 Baier/Box - Drama
27 Dr.Nojoke - Monsterlulle
28 Docma - Tanz Der Elemente
29 Lopazz - Blue
30 The Rex Kramer Experience - Woodwould
31 Yaxed - Cthulhu
32 Tails - Kommunikation Offline
33 Jens Beese - My Kittchen Rocks
34 MarceXL - Can You Feel The Desire
35 Alpha Human - Go On Party Tribe
36 Markus Newton - Springonmoon
37 Christoph Schindling - Somewhere Far Away
38 FeldFunker - Abschied Von Der Zeit

:: kreislauf

Stud :: greetings, fatherland!

session of correction for noCo, the pretty May month had left us this release of legendary, Alexey Devyanin. Those "greetings, fatherland" easily helps us to forget the sort of "faux-pas" which was the last year blind "i saw the future".
This kahvi reference restores precisely a climate of confidence for the man of Novosibirsk. We did not want to forget it in these columns - here is, which from now on is done.

:: kahvi
<< i saw the future

Fred DeBieF :: 720x120


NAR6 / 01 septembre 2007

difficult to present such a proteiform and essential artist as the french, Fred Debief. Under several aliases and personalities, the man is developing a combined and hybrid work which goes beyond the borders of stereotyped artistic disciplines.

:: fdbf
:: fdbf visuals
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