Sunday, 25 May 2008

STARLESS MOON (nacht musick)

IKEDA RYOJI/KÖNER THOMAS/LAMB ALAN/LUSTMORD/GÜNTER BERNHARD
NIGHT PASSAGE (DEMIXED)

Original Issue: 1996 Dorobo (DOROBO 011)

Margot-meter: 5 moons / 5

1 #13 (Ryoji Ikeda Remix) (8:02)
2 Kyros (Thomas Köner Remix) (9:53)
3 Fragmented (Lustmord Remix) (19:12)
4 Untitled 1/96 (Bernhard Günter Remix) (20:19)


from Interface Version:

For his 1995 Primal Image disc, Alan Lamb recorded the violent rhythms of periodic waves rippling and undulating through telephone wires in the desert wind.

On Night Passage demixed, the latest release from Dorobo, Lamb traveled back to western Australia for the same type of pulsating source material. However, this sonic starting point was given to other artists, including Lustmord and Thomas Koner, to remix.

These musicians stripped the wire resonance of its original, wasteland birth and plunged the embryonic sound into foreign locations.

For instance, Ryoji Ikeda's "#13" extends the communicative reach of the wires beyond the ionosphere and into outer space. The main components of the track are dark, shivering drones that hang like icicles in front of your stereo speakers. Eventually, these icy stalactites become reflectors of alien transmissions; soft beeps can be heard throbbing gently in the background like a secret code unwilling to be deciphered.

The most enigmatic selection on the disc is 'Untitled 1/96' by Bernhard Günter. The twenty-minute track is composed of pregnant silences and barely audible clicks and hums. If Lamb's interest was the sound of reverberating wires, then Gunter's focus is the tones wrapped within the wire's insulation. … 'Untitled 1/96' is the musical equivalent of listening to electrical currents course through each individual copper fiber and the microcosmic decay that the strands experience as heat is released through thermoelectric interaction.

This track, along with the other three cuts, give vision and credence to Lamb's closing statement from the Primal Image liner notes, that "it is probably not too far fetched to suggest that wire music is an aural embodiment of some of the most fundamental dynamic laws of the universe.

Michael Woodring

12 comments:

Margot said...
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Lambda said...

very interesting sound
thanks!!!

Margot said...

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stillbeing said...

thank you for posting information about this lovely stunning piece of quite music !WOW !
I didn't know it even existed.
PS I LOVE your website !
Best Destiny Wishes To You, Darrell NY

The Gosub Routine said...

i am looking forwards to hearing Koner and lustmord's interptretations/mixes.

Thanks Margot!

Baz.

LuCe said...

Great album! Thanks!

Jessica said...

hey Margot,

just sneaking in to thank you belatedly for adding my blog to your roll. I gladly reciprocated. Also, upon seeing your wishlist, I'm reminded that I was actually looking for the "Blumen" record as well. I must have given up on that one a while ago... If you ever find it, I'd be more than happy to receive a note from you ;)

take care,
j.

¡Mateo es así! said...

Listening now. Perfect. Thank you.

guatemolecule said...

this is great - gives a lot of space to the listener. it's easy drift away in its current...

Alexey said...

Thaks for the music, thanks for sharing!

Richard said...

Margot - please please let me be on your list!

Margot said...

Hey Rich,
just send me an e-mail and check your spam filters, OK?

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