OCP :: atmos


Huw Roberts must have two great reasons to be glad, he just finishes the year 2006 with great news,
first is a brand new serein website and the second one is a great release from João Ricardo declining 5 beautiful and conceptual pieces under the title :: atmos.
Formal minimalism is required ... elegance also.

Format :: digital
Location :: serein netlabel / bandcamp

Website :: ocp

© thierry massard / december 2006
originally edited through the blog :: ++++++++++++
(restored links as far as possible)

Steve Reich :: piano phase (performed by Peter Aidu)


Between pretty boredom and floating time virtuosity, what about a quite innocent espieglery ? 
Let's just imagine the intervention of a John Cage at his best, practising a surprised intervention in order to “prepared” the pianos… interesting speculative fiction, but improbable meeting, a pity ?

Then, by far from a formal prime impression, remains a pure mechanical emotion, an evidence.

Format :: digital
Location :: top 40 netlabel / archive. org

© thierry massard / december 2006
originally edited through the blog :: ++++++++++++
(restored links as far as possible)

MarceXL :: second mix (episode II)



in fact, all is question of intensity.
The progressive house of MarceXL is often ... deeply intense

Format :: digital
Location :: kreislauf label / sonic squirrel

© thierry massard / december 2006
originally edited through the blog :: ++++++++++++
(restored links as far as possible)

Max Marlow :: afterthought


Happy latecomers! thus, for all those who will have unfortunately missed some preceding episodes,
this:: afterthought of Max Marlow is a true godsend and an excellent way of assessing all the quality of the Berliner with the cap - this compilation covering various projects (retropublik, project 168…) can only charm the amateurs of a demanding particular electronic and as much intelligent - a true happiness for the ears and an authentic compliment for the mind.

Format :: digital / compact disc
Location :: watmm records / discogs
Blog :: Max Marlow

© thierry massard / december 2006
originally edited through the blog :: ++++++++++++
(restored links as far as possible)

Multilink Magazine :: Issue 04/06


contents ::
Ian Francis / Miasmah / Cactus Island / Rachel Whiting / Rup / Zenvironments ...
inescapable ? yes.

Format :: pdf magazine
Location :: Multilink

theQuestionnaire :: Rob Lynam
V&R :: issue 02/06

© thierry massard / december 2006
originally edited through the blog :: ++++++++++++
(restored links as far as possible)

QB :: abstract works


Useless to tergiversate… is it sincerely useful to try the explanation of a game (Manichean) confronting a reality concrete, but schematic, with an abstraction (certainly less… concrete) but sometimes more authentic ?

Following the excellent EP ::cycle of the nonless excellent moscovite musician, Qb, these :: abstract works reveal an interesting and pertinent hybridation from harsch noise and voices, to unidentified post-bleep rhythm without forgetting a true, but very underground harmonic temptation.

These are certainly abstract works, but they have also this intensified brightness of gems and abdicate cell netlabel seems to be the perfect jewel case.

Format :: digital
Location :: abdicate cell / archive. org

© thierry massard / december 2006
originally edited through the blog :: ++++++++++++
(restored links as far as possible)

Max Marlow :: half a year


4th release of the meticulous new label of the highly webactive galaxy :: kreislauf, those 6 months, are those of an artist without self-satisfaction. Max Marlow never gives alternative to the tracks, and once again, the general tone is on a very great rigour and high behaviour. Precise writing and an incredible sense of the negligible detail, are giving to this downbeat-ambient (as you want) release a "presence", a presence of those we usually meet in some mixed layers of time and reality.

Format :: digital
Location :: kreislauf / Sonic Squirrel
Blog :: Max Marlow

© thierry massard / december 2006
originally edited through the blog :: ++++++++++++
(restored links as far as possible)

Nikòlaos Yanakis :: ikaro prelude


Brief, concise, frugal, succinct, the three tracks of the :: ikaro prelude,
(first?) release of Nikolaos Yanakis, do not give Less than, the best.
This compliment is worth also for the helvetica label combi records (combination).

succinct ?

Format :: digital
Location :: combi records / archive. org

© thierry massard / december 2006
originally edited through the blog :: ++++++++++++
(restored links as far as possible)

PolarProject :: no name


Mobile soundscapes for neuronal dancefloor ? Faithful to his initial concept of representation and/or confrontation of mental images to (a modern) environment, :: no name marks an undoubted evolution in Juergen Rieger's work, as a complete hybridation on suggestion, concrete body talking (reflections - afternoon) as well as this very private investigation and sometimes curious dialogue between the semiconductors and brain cells (mad about) without forgetting the two splendid sinuous ways (it is - fearless). The release is closing on "jagged" … and that's precisely our state of mind after such a treatment.
PolarProject confirms, he is an incontestable non-motionless artist,
still certainly with "no name" but not for a long time.

Format :: digital
Location :: decisive sound records / discogs
Website :: PolarProject
Related :: urban nomad
Related :: remember ep
the questionnaire :: Juergen Rieger

© thierry massard / december 2006
originally edited through the blog :: ++++++++++++
(restored links as far as possible)

various artists :: sutemos live EP


01. Monolake :: bicom
02. SCSI-9 :: the end
03. Sleepy Town Manufacture :: so twenty one
04. Yagya :: a thousand words

here are 4 good reasons to say "nice gift !"
Danke schön - Spacibo x2 - Mòran taing ... sutemos !

Format :: digital
Location :: sutemos / archive. org

© thierry massard / december 2006
originally edited through the blog :: ++++++++++++
(restored links as far as possible)

ijo :: untitled EP



This short :: untitled ep of ijo will, for sure, be the happiness of all exclusive drill'n bass addicts.
The others will probably change their opinion on, and It might be "Frequa Gembh" which closes the EP, one of the reasons of this beneficient change of mind ...

Format :: digital
Location :: Plain Audio / bandcamp

© thierry massard / december 2006
originally edited through the blog :: ++++++++++++
(restored links as far as possible)

Xedh :: rencloser EP


Release after release, easily, Miguel Ángel García confirms…
Xedh confirms by planting an enormous (rusted) nail in the allegedly apocalyptic landscape of the modern industry of sounds assembly.
Heir of a certain oldschool tradition (and not least) , the man of Bilbao dismantles some musical commonplaces for better building a singular work which takes all his actual relevance -
disturbed (phil)harmonic (zelenoe) , lyric but bruitist (katarakt) and even chorus disruptive (rencloser) , once again with this netaudio, Xedh builds, with talent, an important work.
Somewhere, beyond the Pyrenees, someone is becoming a great figure of music.

Format :: digital
Location :: archive. org
Website :: Xedh

© thierry massard / november 2006
originally edited through the blog :: ++++++++++++
(restored links as far as possible)

Phoenelai :: the findings


les résultats ? i must say, I don't like that title …

getnik2
getnik2
getnik2

I don't like that title … :"the findings" wear an awful french translation name :: les résultats, a generic word which means someting like " what arrives, which occurs after and like effect of something …" so i'll better try to keep the original title name as its particular meaning of something that you discover through or after a specific personal progression (or not)

getnik2
getnik2

"the findings" of Phoenelai is a very discreet release, but take care, bewitchment is immediate (the findings) our curiosity is abused by micro-confusions (passage) of some distant imaginery soundscape.

getnik2
getnik2

with track like "derived" :: the findings is troublemaking, or are we in some frank attempt to put forward the infinitesimal, rubbish sound particules and satellites of pure perception which have finally found some great reason to believe on their own existence, "flux rtrns" confirms the investigation.

getnik2
getnik2
getnik2

short breath and micro-bleeps on textura layer (grains1), Phoenelai closes the release in the most relevant way :: switch off !

getnik2
getnik2

ps :: i have forgotten one important thing , since first listening, i am irremediably addicted to the track "getnik2" once again ? g e t n i k 2

Format :: digital
Location :: sonic squirrel
Website :: Phoenelai / bandcamp

© thierry massard / november 2006
originally edited through the blog :: ++++++++++++
(restored links as far as possible)

Eidgeist :: landmass EP

After a first and promising EP, called "spiral", for picomedia netlab,
Edgeist, a very kind boy, is bringing us a new basket of delicacies,
4 deliciously industrial sweets and 3 dark ambient softnesses for our great … sense of well-being.
7 essential pieces to your the best modern comfort ::
"crack (one)" announces some serious architectural modification of our environment
"shore" is very clearly accelerate the movement general of some cellular geography (brilliant)
"crack (two)" invites to note the result of neuronal modifications through a gas mask, not approved.
"plate" pushes us on a particularly sound slope slipping and with the many noisy asperities.
"magnesium", inaugurating the ambient serie of tracks in “ium”, is hypnotic and without illusion - crepuscular and inspired.
“aluminium” starts a hammering without real hope but inspired as much than its predecessor
“sodium” finally, impresses of a spectral harmony, closes a brilliant demonstration of an accomplished talent.

Landmass - ideal for your house

Format :: digital
Location :: archive. org
Website :: Edgeist

© thierry massard / november 2006
originally edited through the blog :: ++++++++++++
(restored links as far as possible)

Red Hot Wok :: Phnom Penh Pimps


Crossing the greyness, the pouring rain and the closed faces …
3 technoid ufos from Cambodia
3 maximal accelerations with bright whiteness

transgenic and essential !

Format :: digital
Location :: quiet lounge / archive. org

© thierry massard / november 2006
originally edited through the blog :: ++++++++++++
(restored links as far as possible)

GQBN :: hydrophobic strings


Optimal effect !
QGBN is a baroque - steroid positive - ensemble, particularly well defended by the researcher heads of Mimi records.
Apparently lipophilic, these "strings" are however, likely to cause an enthusiasm enough … permeable.

Format :: digital
Location :: mimi records / archive .org

© thierry massard / november 2006
originally edited through the blog :: ++++++++++++
(restored links as far as possible)

Funkzelle :: day day (ep)


Funkzelle have unstoppable argumentation and sincerly i should like to have some instructions … i want instructions to resist to a tracks like "complex" which opens this second release of ccrec recent label.
i want some great advices (or meds?) to resist to the sound tyranny of "day day" which closes the release.
And between these, "friends" doesn't refute our growing interest and finally, only "lunatic" has some difficulty to keep its moon commitments - just wait for another day-daybreak

Format :: digital
Location :: clear-cut-records / archive.org

© thierry massard / november 2006
originally edited through the blog :: ++++++++++++
(restored links as far as possible)

SM :: artificials horizons


The artificials horizons of SM are finally not so ... distant - a release to discover in the half-light of a november ending afternoon.
A nice classical timeless writing, with many qualities (sanskrit).
artificial horizons are just waiting for benevolent ears and some precious mental vacuity, a luxury ?

Format :: digital
Location :: archive.org

© thierry massard / november 2006
originally edited through the blog :: ++++++++++++
(restored links as far as possible)

Cut Fire Wood :: can here mushrooms grow


an idm-electronica without complex and fixedly looking at cathartic and gloomy reminiscences.
That inspired ep would almost gives desire to have a walk in the woods, at falling night.

Format :: digital
Location :: hw homework / archive.org

© thierry massard / november 2006
originally edited through the blog :: ++++++++++++ 
(restored links as far as possible)

OCP :: safe sex, some drugs and no rock'n'roll


passed the little cynical pastiche, this EP of João Ricardo is a real successfully fine combination of four engraved tracks. The technoid charm is continuous and residual, surely … all my brain and body need.

Format :: digital
Location :: amazon
Location :: discogs

© thierry massard / november 2006
originally edited through the blog :: ++++++++++++ (restored links)

Siegmar Fricke :: medical sounscapes


if you have dreamed, for years, of 'Fantastic Voyage', the 1966 Richard Fleischer's cult movie.
Your dream now comes true.
take care, oldness has only a time ...

Format :: digital
Location :: subsource
Location :: archive.org

© thierry massard / november 2006
originally edited through the blog :: ++++++++++++ (restored links)

Daniel Maze :: avatar


we dream of such avatars… flexible (statik gras flok)
we dream of evolutive drones (avatar)
we, so easily, fall in love (one the farm) that we should almost doubt about our fidelity
we appreciate the air distance (flamingo will mantra) and their traditional ambient layers
and finally, we regret not having observed it publicly (acid test)
or maybe was it an illusion ? an … avatar ?

Format :: digital
Location :: rest-label / archive.org

© thierry massard / octobre 2006
originally edited through the blog :: ++++++++++++ (restored links)

Esbende Washlavok :: #00


After having taken some objective distances with a netlabel which have great difficulties to accept any critic on some hypothetic and unconsequent recent release, it is good to note an only one artistic choice as relevant as this very interesting 46 minutes and 46 seconds track. Simply entitled #00, this one piece of the musician, Esbende Washlavok, gives again an obvious coherence to EED, which apparently likes to frighten itself …

Produced with opened windows on the street, #00 seems nourished with a sort of abyssal consciousness of the ordinary life, an impressive setting in prospect for the daily reality - #00 is also an experiment which can appear as trauma and then, wake up some internally interrogations, some unexplored visions to our direct report at our environment - as much to say that we are, there, far enough from a simple stage setting of an "ordinary" recording field - inspired !

Format :: digital
Location :: Expanding Electronic Diversity (deleted)

© thierry massard / octobre 2006
originally edited through the blog :: ++++++++++++ (restored links)

⊕ about Fred Debief aka Esbende Washlavok / from a later release notes

Passionné de musique depuis le début des années 80, Fred commence à travailler en autodidacte sous l’impulsion de la scène new-wave, cold-wave naissante (Depeche Mode, The Cure…) Participation à plusieurs formations locales (synthé, chant) puis création de deux groupes (influencé alors par des labels comme 4AD, ou des groupes comme Einsturzende Neubauten). Instrumentiste bancal et expérimentateur enthousiaste, Fred travaille également les arts plastiques (collages, peinture – plusieurs expositions) et l’écriture. Pendant une dizaine d’années, du milieu des années 90 jusqu’en 2004, Fred accumule les instruments et diversifie les pratiques dans son « appartement laboratoire ». En 2004, première sortie officielle d’un morceau sur la compilation « Skam cats » du label anglais Skam (découvreur de Boards of Canada et d’Autechre), sous le pseudo d’Ascalaphe. Une electronica influencée par la scène electronique anglaise (Warp, Skam, Ninja Tune…) et le cinéma (Stanley Kubrick sur le morceau « Ending »…) métissée de percussions issues des musiques du monde, de musique classique et de différents langages (anglais, arabe, japonais…). Intéressé alors par l’énergie, l’effervescence de la net-scène et le développement des netlabels, Fred va sortir plusieurs albums sous ce pseudo et développer un nouveau projet, Bazaar, plus radical, mélangeant la musique contemporaine et concrète (Parmegiani, Scelsi…), le jazz, l’electronica ou le rock avant-garde (Sonic Youth…). Ce nouveau projet est fortement inspiré par le cinéma et la littérature (Claude Pélieu pour l’album « Eden Express » ou encore Bertold Brecht avec l’album « Baal » ). En 2005, Fred réalise les arrangements (post-production) et le mixage du premier album de Judith Juillerat, « Soliloquy » paru sur le label berlinois de T.Raumschmiere et Apparat, Shitkatapult. D’autres projets verront le jour entre 2004 et 2008, dont Esbende Washlavok, travail d’improvisation mêlant électronique, voix et instruments, SoNoRuM, hip-hop expérimental avec un MC américain, plusieurs collaborations avec des plasticiens ou écrivains (Joël Hubaut, Manuel Daul…). Octobre 2010, nouveau projet en duo avec Thierry Lorée : lufdbf. Premier album « One », un ep de 10 titres sort en format digital en février 2011. Signé dans la foulée par Amaury Cambuzat (Ulan Bator, Faust…) sur le label Acid Cobra records, lufdbf enregistre un concept-album de 17 titres en français, « Deux », sorti en octobre 2011, masterisé par Norscq (The Grief, Colder, Von Magnet, Meat Beat Manifesto…). Double album en cours de finalisation, sortie prévue fin 2013. Depuis septembre 2012, Fred Debief a lancé un nouveau projet solo, Brou de Noix, projet trans-genre dans un format digital de EP trois titres avec une déclinaison graphique minimale. 16 albums produits entre septembre 2012 et avril 2013, disponibles

Rich.vom.Dorf :: i hate the tv - ep


1) watching television everyday, switching on an feeling ok …
2) i don't understand why i should pay a fee for something that i hate and don't want to see …
3) zapping around up and down …
the message is perfectly clear and the demonstration is pure limpidity, Rich.vom.Dorf invits to think about.
free will makes sense.

Format :: digital
Location :: inoQuo / archive.org

© thierry massard / octobre 2006
originally edited through the blog :: 
++++++++++++ (restored links)

Fuga Idearum :: fugacities


Vladislav Petrov (fuga idearum) from Saint Petersburg is rich !
This guy should deserved that we kidnap his so beautiful mind against an astronomical ransom …
From the terribly addictive "eskiz pustoy sezny", from the ethno-cyclic echo of "preodolenie preodolenija", from the fine expressionnist "son s otkritoy dverju", the close disconcerting presence of "Konez Igry" journey, the quite personal mottos and tunes of "epigraph", the conclusive interlude of "Sluchai V Sadu", and then finally, "pustoy vecher" full of these remote reminiscences of a dreamed koto.
So much life 'fugacities' in such a small spacetime,
Yes, Fuga Idearum is rich and that should be forbidden to be so meaningful, so significant …

Format :: digital
Location :: otium / soundcloud

Vladislav Petrov

© thierry massard / octobre 2006
originally edited through the blog :: ++++++++++++ (restored links)

Gate Zero :: coded dream ep


( broadband noise ) Simple things are better things.
( coded dream ) Please don't look further, here is the better chill out place.
( the last step to the abyss ) The first better one in a cinematographic unknown landscape.
( quiet fear ) a real suspicion or better ?

Format :: digital
Location :: belladonna records (deleted) / discogs

© thierry massard / octobre 2006
originally edited through the blog :: ++++++++++++ (restored links)

Denis Mati :: autumn ep



Pure product of has very high artistic intelligence :: autumn of Denis Mati, followed upon a preceding collaboration (internal fog) with the very accurate label of Murmansk, which then also confirms an exceptional … autumn (and let me invit you to check the splendid last release of Coldicus :: easy love / hard feel.
Denis Mati is an hybrid sound collagist, sometimes manipulating ambient soundscapes as a "rough" material, but always keeping in mind this beautiful perspective of innocence.

Denis Mati is also the author of a masterpiece called :: mental parts.

Format :: digital
Location :: homework netlabel / archive.org

© thierry massard / octobre 2006
originally edited through the blog :: ++++++++++++ (restored links)





An enigma … This release is a complete enigma. Since the beginning of this week, i try to understand … understand then by far, interpret my global interest for this early day but, such as water passing through the fingers, the enigma is still there - a secret monolith. Yes, this very "first day" is a monolithic enigma beauty with whom you learn to live everyday. The simple and ordinary complicity of each moment.
But anyway, before starts this "normality" was :: this first day.
As on this evident subjective and quite relative revelation, i don't want to give you the impression of a personal lack of courtesy, i just like to add that this one day old new paddle is simply all right for me.
Now, what about you ?

Format :: digital
Location :: thinner-autoplate (deleted) / discogs

© thierry massard / octobre 2006
originally edited through the blog :: ++++++++++++ 
(restored links as far as possible)

various artists :: glasshouse #01

Thus, we finally have in hands the first hardcopy and tenth reference of the Modena label …
It is, we easily imagine, an important moment, because the first off-line excursion for a netlabel with a great recognized requirement.
Then now, is the question :: welcome in the real world zymogen ? … the answer is making absolute no doubt.
Between concept album or an obvious will of representation of the activities of the label, this release can easily make lie these points of view, so much it has a real coherence, :: glasshouse 01 is of those rare compilations from which we refuse to distinguish such participant or such other - this unit is partly due to the excellent graphic work of sunisbetterthanmoney, to the beautiful and now usual images of Mario Aldovini, due to the suggestive immersion of the tracklist and well on, due with the high behaviour of the guest-list :: Ibakusha - D'incise - Takeshi Nakamura - Lezrod.
Suggestive immersion? yes, Filippo Aldovini has it seems, have privileged a progression tactic on, and that does not have been so easy, as so much these artists compete in the excellence and the multiplicity of their matter. Thus ibakusha surreptitiously takes us on board, in some soundscapes where sometimes we perceive an aural signal inviting us to the back return - too late!
D'incise offers to us "un bouquet de fleurs fanées c'est si joli" … et tellement vrai (and so true)
Nakamura continues with a “subtraction” which in fact, hides an authentic and beautiful sub-abstraction.
Finally, Lezrod closes the door of the glasshouse in a flow and a backward flow of tearing sound layers of particles in search of skeletal and late harmony, this “xx” is … XXL.

Off or On, zymogen is a very precious line to follow.

//

Ainsi donc, avons-nous enfin entre les mains la première hard-copie et dixième référence du label de Modène …
C'est, nous l'imaginons aisément, un moment important car la première excursion off-line pour un netlabel à l'exigence reconnue.
Alors maintenant, la question est-elle :: welcome in the real world zymogen ? … la réponse ne fait absolument aucun doute.
Entre concept album ou une évidente volonté de représentativité des activités du label, cette réalisation peut facilement faire mentir ces points de vue, tant elle a une réelle cohérence, :: glasshouse 01 est de ces rares compilations dont on refuse de distinguer tel participant ou tel autre - cette unité est en partie due à l'excellent travail graphique de sunisbetterthanmoney, aux belles images désormais coutumières de Mario Aldovini, à l'immersion suggestive de la tracklist et bien sur à la haute tenue de la guest-list :: ibakusha - d'incise - takeshi nakamura - lezrod. Immersion suggestive ? oui, Filippo Aldovini a semble-t'il privilègié une tactique de progression et cela n'a pas du être facile, tant ces artistes rivalisent dans l'excellence et la multiplicité de leur propos. Ainsi Ibakusha nous embarque subrepticement dans quelques soundscapes où parfois l'on perçoit un signal sonore nous invitant au retour arrière - trop tard !
D'incise nous offre "un bouquet de fleurs fanées c'est si joli" … et tellement vrai (and so true)
Nakamura poursuit avec un "subtraction" qui cache en fait une authentique et belle sub-abstraction.
Lezrod enfin, referme la porte de la serre dans un flux et un reflux de déchirantes nappes de particules sonores en quête d'une squelettique et tardive harmonie, ce "xx" est … XXL.

"Off" ou "On", zymogen est une très précieuse "line" à suivre.

Format :: digital / cd
Location :: zymogen

© thierry massard / octobre 2006
originally edited through the blog :: ++++++++++++
(restored links as far as possible)

Takeshi Nakamura :: compudelic


In not more than a year, and 6 major releases, Takeshi Nakamura became a very important actor of the electro (glitch) scene. The possible highlight was probably "ordinary days" for zymogen netlab on late january, followed by the springtime "easy listening" that the home reviewer, in a fever access, had possibly critically dispatched a little too … hastily. Then I was impatiently waited the moment or finally I could again say all it although I think of this very great artist - this time now came with :: compudelic.
Opening with "new world disorder" and its fragmentated vocabulary, dig worthy of a Gysin dream machine in full sensory divagation. you can be certain that we approach some "exra-ordinary" shores. Then, if sometimes the writing becomes rougher (entrance) it is to better prepare the brilliant "compudelic" track in which Takeshi plays with sounscapes and images of those old kitsch visions of the antic computer age (pre-atari version). Take care about the man cause he has a great sense of humour (remember :: easy listening) and “dub” does not make it lie. "tone-deafness remix" is the perfect prolongation right before starting another top of the release "neurosis". This autumn will probably be influenced by the splendid Nakamura's abstract architectures such as this "am 4:30" which ends this sixth production of the musician and makes us, from now, on await more impatiently the continuation … we will not wait for long, be sure of that.

Format :: digital
Location :: play-code / archive. org
Website :: Takeshi Nakamura / discogs

please check also

Takeshi Nakamura :: inferior articles
Format :: digital
Location :: digitalbiotope / archive. org

© thierry massard / september 2006
originally edited through the blog :: ++++++++++++
(restored links as far as possible)

Vitalis Popoff :: didaskalion tou hypnou

Such a prelude to the numbness of our senses - this new release of (great) web activist, Vitalis Popoff, recalls us with the greedy pleasure of these “classic” tech-dub productions, with a "nonchalante" unconcern, dissimulating a rare intensity. 7 perfect gems.

Format :: digital
Location :: no-response / archive. org
Website :: Vitalis Popoff / discogs

© thierry massard / september 2006
originally edited through the blog :: ++++++++++++
(restored links as far as possible)

Heezen :: secret speech

What splendid days ! ... Beautiful netaudios succeeding to other, and non less, beautiful netaudios and it must be said, it is quite delicate to follow this infernal movement. Then, after such a great party, the hangover will be brutal, one day or another. Anyway, as said somewhere Miss County "tomorrow is another day" …

Who are those :: secret speech, all made of particles of souvenirs, extracted from the memory of Raül Fuentes, or was it from old vinyl treasures. A few guitar tunes, a reminiscence of Willian Klein iconography or Jean Seberg selling the “New York herald tribune” on the Champs Elysées, a limpid writing. These secrets are all made of magic. what splendid days !

Format :: cd / digital
Location :: 12rec.net / archive. org
Website :: 12rec
Website :: Heezen / discogs

© thierry massard / september 2006
originally edited through the blog :: ++++++++++++
(restored links as far as possible)

Madame Cell :: madame cell


:: madame cell is the result of the intensive and grubbing work of ig.
the accomplices are (in order of appearance in your orl system) :: Mónica De Nut - Fernando Abreu- Alvaro Iglesias
:: madame cell is the result of improvisations - sound collisions and slides …
:: madame cell is a pretty woman
:: madame cell is all made of talent but in 7 distinctive parts and it is sometimes difficult to have a general point of view on this protean beauty. The beautiful "intermezzo" of :: madame cell have been all made with a piano and it is a beautiful intermezzo. As i am in, i do not understand a word of the presentation text of the release, and i should like to have the translation of these words but as always, i do not want to use those silly surrealistic translator machines.

the "fuga a 2 voce" of :: madame cell is absolutely "impressive" … but i also have to take care on my impressive use of this word, these days. "praeludium en mi" would easily transformed you as an agreeing victim of a mantis reliogosa.
In :: madame cell, after the "mi" is the "re", and it is a pretty good news for all those who prefer short cuts to musical theory - the only problem in that this "praeludium in re" is closing an "a emocion sempre residual" and i agree because i think it means ... essential.

Format :: digital
Location :: alg-a / archive. org

© thierry massard / september 2006
originally edited through the blog :: ++++++++++++
(restored links as far as possible)

Coldicus :: easy love - hard feel


Of course, this review could look like this :: "Following the may single release :: minimal [no] horowo for otium netlab, :: easy love - hard feel confirms all it although we thought of Ilya Mamochkin. Amateur of atmospheres where the deep immersions dominate, the man of Murmansk is an usual and amateur of beautiful work" … but, after a quick search on google, looking for impressions on colors, skies, walls … of the city, appears this photo taken through a car window of a man alone, in a Murmansk street covered with white and dirty snow photo (*) the picture is ironically intitled "a russian graffiti" in reason of a soviet-realism prop painting on the wall of a building …nothing on the quiet gravity on the face of the man who seems to just have a walk, indifferent to the matter of the photographer (who is probably in search of a hypothetical sense of humour). Coldicus is doing the same with his music, gravity, quiet and deep feelings, a taste of humanity solidified by the cold nature of things. In that way, the works of Ilya are so deeply modern and impressed of a true and rare elegance. Then remains that general impression of conceptual sadness even after a delicate "caress", or is it what the french symbolists poets of the end of the 19th century (Charles Baudelaire) called "spleen" and on particular item like "everything's (no) ok", the message is clear. "whatever" which follows seems to propose a way, a way on vacuity, luxury, Coldicus is apparently a dandiysm adept. This beautiful netaudio is closing on "man in fridays" and "sms" majorly on a downtempo electronica approach, but no way on some genre terms, Coldicus is singular and we sometimes should like to have a walk in Murmansk streets with him.

(*) now deleted - ndr.

Format :: digital
Location :: hw homework / discogs

V&R :: minimal [no] horowo

© thierry massard / september 2006
originally edited through the blog :: ++++++++++++
(restored links as far as possible)

Eric Delay :: finding neverland


"The girl with the pearl and the turban" still keeps his precious secret … through a cold fog, Eric Delay is in search of James M. Barrie imaginary country. It is certain that with a single of this quality, he could find it, who knows ...

Format :: digital
Location :: audio 808 / discogs
Website :: Eric Delay / soundcloud

© thierry massard / december 2006
originally edited through the blog :: ++++++++++++
(restored links as far as possible)

Alkor :: describe your nature EP

As an authentic epicurean, who wants to hide his pleasure ? the synthetic candy amateurs, that we are, will regale themselves, "describe your nature" is a window of softnesses - deep basses, eliptic loops, cinemascope soundscapes, perfect harmonies on impulsive rhythmics, Alkor is not sparing, in those dark times of austere rigour and serious faces, never the word "enjoy" have been so magically spendthrift and useful, dziękuję Alkor … En-joy !

Format :: digital
Location :: kahvi
Location :: kahvi / archive. org

© thierry massard / september 2006
originally edited through the blog :: ++++++++++++
(restored links as far as possible)

Alexandre Navarro :: dimension


Please say it all to me

What is the magnitude of an air sight ? do we have to give up with the pleasure of a travel vision ?
With :: dimension, Alexandre Navarro is offering a beautiful invitation to explore the projection of the space between things, people and thoughts - a delicate pop perfume comes to support the lightness of the matter, this release is the one of a traveller attentive to his environment - mobile or motionless, at last it doesn't matter, as only counts the art of travelling in another ...

Format :: digital
Location :: standard klik music / archive. org
theQuestionnaire :: Alexandre Navarro - feb.2008

© thierry massard / september 2006
originally edited through the blog :: ++++++++++++
(restored links as far as possible)

Baba Llaga :: el ultimo viaje de vasilissa


Impressive … ''el amor del insectos''
Impressive … "cuarto milenio"
Impressive … "omen"
Impressive … "documento clinico"
Impressive … "la axacra de llano"
Impressive … "television fantasma"
Impressive … "dama del ocaso"
Impressive …
Impressive … are first those enthralling little "insectos" which surreptitiously involve enter bodies through auditory canal and mark durably your cortex - Impressive is the echo of the fourth millenium in a human breathe - impressive is "omen" as a moving and atmospheric opacity suddenly returned to our tangible reality - impressive is "documento clinico" this gloved latex hand, opening a heavy file of secrecies, do you feel the glance of that whom scans you professionally - impressive is "laxacra de llano" like an electric cable transferring on standby electric shock - "television fantasma" will no longer give any rest as impressive are the flux of questions on the real contain behind the screen - Then does "dama del ocaso", which ends this release, like a Burroughs cut-up attack on a lyrical sanctuary revealing a white noise heart is impressive ? Yes it is.

:: el ultimo viaje de vasilissa is the first release of Baba Llaga - Raul Dominguez (Armadillo Concreto), Miguel A. García (Xedh, Valvula Antirretorno), Daniel Llaria (Bujero) & Itziar Markiegi (Teta FX), "100% improvised … focused more on the texture and evocation than on the impact and perversion of different forms of music - no intentions and no pretentions.”

just … impressive

Format :: digital
Location :: mahorka / archive. org
thanks to Sergi at bleepwatch

V&R :: Xedh :: sort:zen

© thierry massard / september 2006
originally edited through the blog :: ++++++++++++
(restored links as far as possible)

Petr Drkula :: shades of indian summer


"Composition Shades of Indian Summer is dedicated to my wife. It's something like memory of time when we have met each other. Plain themes returning periodically in small harmonic variations make a characteristic reminiscent touch." Says Petr Drkula and he is a far-sighted lover and an artist as clear-sighted as these :: shades of indian summer are so mostly addictive, that it is probably necessary to prepare the future listener you actually are. Take care with the modern charm of this magician. after 21 minutes 29 of such a harmonic fluidity treatment can we still imagine that a piano may be abused. Petr is indeed a frightening magician proposing to share some impressions of past but especially far from these sedative nostalgias evoked whereas we are comfortably installed in an armchair - This indian summer is beautiful, intensely contemporary and perfectly ... alive - Take care

Format :: digital
Location :: protoplazma / archive. org
Website :: Petr Drkula / discogs

© thierry massard / september 2006
originally edited through the blog :: ++++++++++++
(restored links as far as possible)

.at/on :: v 2.02



is .anton holota still an investigator of formal minimalism ? 
Or is he, as the hero of the famous 1957 Jack Arnold's movie "The Incredible Shrinking Man" about to discover an attractive world behind the visible matter.
microscopic maximalism ? dancer lost in huge nanotechnology landscape ?
release after release, .at/on seems to have in heart to reintroduce quite beautiful harmonies (untitled 02) where one could imagine some and icy distance.
admittedly technological, the result is not less than one attractive beauty. 
Is .at/on first nano-poet ?

Location :: telescope / discogs
Website :: .at/on
V&R :: .at/on :: prostir

© thierry massard / september 2006
originally edited through the blog :: ++++++++++++
(restored links as far as possible)

Kenji Siratori - OCP - t3tsuo :: gene tv


close encounters of the third kind ?
never - never the genre terms : noise and spoken words, have been looking so …. Perfectly Ridiculous and perfectly unsignifiant. do we need a target for pissing ?

1 is the writer :: Kenji Siratori
2 is the musician :: ocp
3 is the musician :: t3tsuo.

and then, the encounters …

"artificial insemination"
tubular auto reverse laconic voice on semi-parazited cryptic sound - and likely to scramble the waves for ocp, sweeping beams an indefinite screen and quite as crypto-organic search of signal for t3tsuo. Chemical organization, and always this laconic descriptive and so lyrical voice. (cups, domes) will allow to prolong the contact.

"gene tv"
still in this scrambling (brouillage) and satured evp's (electronic voices phenomenas) ocp gives us the first sound score of a crawling tv program (…terrorists … communication …) then t3tsuo, in a disconcerting (and "traditional"…) attitude, punctuates the litany of the presenter, trunk-man, TV-humanoïd ? confrontation with these two versions appears quite charismatic

Finally "neo drug(s)ismo" through ocp, brings us all the “comfort” and the “quietude” of the chemical lures, whereas t3tsuo involves us in a neuro wadding carapace.

This experiment is to be missed under any pretext.
Mimi Records, there, have signed one of the most inspired hybrid project since a very long time.
You now can hardly switch on your gene tv …
end of transmission

"Language is a virus from outer space..." - William S Burroughs

Location :: MiMi records / bandcamp reissue

© thierry massard / september 2006
originally edited through the blog :: ++++++++++++
(restored links as far as possible)

Martin Schulte + Eric Delay :: remixes


The best ideas are usually the most simple one's … Martin Schulte and Eric Delay have understood this, as they have decided to remix each other for then producing the most interesting ambient single of this re-entry.
The Shukhov tower is now dubitative, is Nizhny Novgorod the epicentre of the ambient phenomenon ? A long time ago that everyone at Green Rat doesn't no longer ask the question … they are right.

Format :: digital
Location :: green rat records / archive. org
Website :: Martin Schulte / discogs
Website :: Eric Delay / discogs

© thierry massard / september 2006
originally edited through the blog :: ++++++++++++
(restored links as far as possible)

Letna :: white city


In some Distant and precious echoes, the guitar of Sasa Vojvodic, is coming back in the :: white city -
is the white from snow ? from sun ? from bright sky before a rainy day ? 
Difficult to answer - Oh, it is not therefore, a deserted and arid place, just a quiet place where sometimes we can hear people speak and children to have fun in laughter.
Slow motion, here everything seems to be in distance, inaccessible and yet so real.
The :: white city is certainly real, but it remains to define which reality.
Welcome !

Format :: video
Location :: eko / archive. org (video)

© thierry massard / september 2006
originally edited through the blog :: ++++++++++++
(restored links as far as possible)

KUU :: loplus EP


As some are surfing a soft quiet wave or another, others are discovering new lands and soundscapes, Kuu belongs to the very respectable second category of researchers, collecting different musical journeys and projects.
Then, after 7 years of absence, Monotonik is legitimately glad to find again Joonas Vähämäki (aka Kuu) for this new EP :: loplus. "io" which opens the release, does not leave any doubt, this resident of the far North (from the very confirmed coldish electro emerging Finland) is got excited of space, even if it plays with our nerves in search of delivery. "rosa" gives in its turn, this feeling graying speed even if the tone still remains retained. No more solid pressure "pine" offers the revelation and "bonus track" which closes the ep, has the insidious characteristic to encourage you to start again the :: loplus exercice - the loop is buckled.

Format :: digital
Location :: monotonik / discogs

© thierry massard / august 2006
originally edited through the blog :: ++++++++++++
(restored links as far as possible)

Peacee F Moya :: mouth for sore sight



Is it a deafening whisper ? why does suddenly air in the room growing in density and thickness - chamanic mantras in an industrial complex of wadding, felt and lead in fusion, Peacee F Moya takes you in a ballet, whose mechanism seems to have a curious tendency to leave in a dangerous inflationary spiral - the loss of control is inevitable and do not seek especially to hang to you to some illusory accent of flattering trumpet. But here now we are in the center of a “three exodic”, second act of a a ceremony whose central topic is to be played of our “doors of perception” - it just remains to be known if we are player in this open mouth for sore sight.

Format :: digital
Location :: test tube

© thierry massard / august 2006
originally edited through the blog :: ++++++++++++
(restored links as far as possible)

Milieu :: sun white sun


Today the question is, "is Milieu overexposed ?" Is Brian Grainger, as Carl Martin (of Transient) so prodigally productive that everyone doesn't now give the same attention to this work. See, if we strictly refer to the 2006 Milieu production (and today is august 23rd) we are not very far from 10 releases (11 in 2005) … the reason is maybe in the french word "milieu" which means "middle" (of … the road ?)
Then, now the second question is why the people of EED may have choose an artist like Milieu ( and by far for a netaudio and maybe a 07 coming cd ) is Brian Grainger so newly and so highly representative of this label ?

And finally, what about with :: sun white sun, Brian Grainger lends himself to the game of the improvisation for the FREED Music serie (the impro side-project of EED), and the answer of the previous questions is somewhere in the result of this netaudio : blank. Opening with a half-encouraging "velvet morning" cumulating an interesting succession of atmospheric layers, the release is then sinking into enigmatic and trouble drone waters - It will not regrettably recover from it.

We can thank EED for this disagreeable experience, they have proved that Milieu is a seductive but a second hand artist dedicated to average electronica music tastes. Brian Grainger is certainly very emblematic for the netscene recognition, but he is also the tree which hides a forest of fabulous talented artists sometimes engaged in a music evolution approach. If you wish a demonstration, you are just invited to consult the back catalog of EED, for example …

Format :: digital
Location :: EED / bandcamp reissue

© thierry massard / august 2006
originally edited through the blog :: ++++++++++++
(restored links as far as possible)

Passive Defence :: relate


If everything is so relative, this release can give sense to an absolute doubt form.

The report is clear, Jochen Dworeck early made place us in the center of an environmental space, goes out of blank page in the absence of edge, where it is fast necessary to us to define the uncomfortable caracter of the situation at risk of returning to the previous episode. In that particular way, Dworeck offers a big originality, by giving this part of "vacancy" to his music which some people can sometimes consider "disembodied" - risks has to set.
:: relate is a release made for the candidate adventurers, for the mental explorers and all those who wish to define themselves in the blank page without edge.

///

Le constat est clair, Jochen Dworeck a tôt fait de nous placer au centre d'un vide environnemental, sorte de page blanche en l'absence de bords, vide où il nous faut bien vite définir le caractère inconfortable de la situation au risque de retourner à l'épisode précédent. Dworeck offre une belle originalité en donnant cette part de "vacance" à sa musique que certains pourront parfois juger "désincarnée" - c'est un risque a prendre.
:: relate est une réalisation faite pour les candidats à l'aventure, pour les explorateurs mentaux et tous ceux qui désirent se définir dans la page blanche sans bords.


Format :: digital
Location :: stadtgruen / archive. org

© thierry massard / july 2006
originally edited through the blog :: ++++++++++++
(restored links as far as possible)

Neuf Meuf :: it's cold in space


"it's cold in space" has "nonchalantes allures",
it is quite difficult to stick a description to it, that's it !
Co-produced by 12rec and Serein, we did not need less than these 2 structures to try to delimit this wandering creation -
"it's cold in space" invites you to 11 rhyzomic escapades without party taken, but whose epicentre of the phenomenon could be "goldberry dreamsteam", with its jazzy premises, its slow ambient immersion, moving textures and always this kind of indolent charm.
In its “solid” version :: it's cold in space is accompanied by a very beautiful graphic creation of Inmo Design, publishers besides of the very remarkable MultiLink magazine.
Neuf Meuf is a man of taste.

/

"it's cold in space" a des allures nonchalantes,
il est bien difficile d'y coller un descriptif, tant mieux !
Co-produit par 12rec et Serein, il ne fallait pas moins que ces 2 structures pour tenter de délimiter cette création vagabonde -
"it's cold in space" vous invite à 11 escapades rhyzomiques sans parti pris, mais dont l'épicentre du phénomène pourrait bien être "goldberry dreamsteam", avec ses prémisses jazzy, sa lente immersion ambient, textures mouvantes et toujours cette sorte de charme indolent.
Dans sa version "solide" :: it's cold in space est accompagné d'une très belle création graphique de Inmo Design, par ailleurs éditeurs du très remarquable magazine MultiLink.
Neuf Meuf est un homme de goût.

Format :: cd / digital
Location :: 12rec - serein

© thierry massard / july 2006
originally edited through the blog :: ++++++++++++
(restored links as far as possible)

Segue :: capital hippies


See the silent ballet of the world through the window, feel this gradual ankylosis of your attention -
Segue tests himself with the stylistic sketch and he reaches that extremely well.
Detached from all, this ep is all made of this rhythmic draft, a paraffined dub, sometimes lost in a light fog, as a prismatic but simple reality.

A too short experience, probably the result of another stock exchange flower-powered strategy of the ... capitalist hippies.

Format :: digital
Location :: archive.org
Jordan Sauer :: theQuestionnaire / nov 2008

© thierry massard / july 2006
originally edited through the blog :: ++++++++++++
(restored links as far as possible)

V/A :: draumar um kalt sumar


Draumar Um Kalt Sumar - Dreams About Cold Summer … 14 dreams for 13 original dreamers (Galaktlan is guest twice) - this icelandic thema compilation rather marks the return of Sutemos, after a long absence (the label have recently announced some news until the autumn 06) - No real surprise in those icy soundscapes, but an elegant selection of elegant tracks for elegantly fresh people - Then, some dreams are sometimes getting higher than others as the "walkman" of Yagya or the "blank paper" bleeps of Static.

Format :: digital
Location :: sutemos / archive.org

© thierry massard / july 2006
originally edited through the blog :: ++++++++++++
(restored links as far as possible)