▬▬ Some interesting albums (in my eyes.. and ears) for the year 2015 (or a little before).
*Jac Berrocal / David Fenech / Vincent Epplay "Antigravity"
(Blackesteverblack) May 11, 2015 → more infos : blackesteverblack.com
*Klara Lewis "Ett"
(Editions Mego) → more infos : editionsmego.bandcamp
Listen → KlaraLewis/album/ett
Klara Lewis' debut release presents an electronically charged reconstruction of organic sound matter. 10 tracks featuring a wide variety of sonic material which is subjected to Lewis' unique approach to the sonic landscape. Field recordings, small sounds, samples, ambient pot holes, repetition, and giddy disorientation are all tactics deployed by Lewis. On entering these works we take a voyage through a series of audacious audio adventures, playful musical miniatures and choppy sonic seas. There is a human warmth to much of the material as Lewis expertly crafts musical matter from the living world. 'Ett' is an exemplary investigation as Lewis' reconfigures sounds of life itself, from the delirious to the tender. A bold vision from a bright new talent.
Recorded, sampled, edited, manipulated, mixed, produced and arranged by Klara Lewis.
Last Spring marked the release of one of 2014's most formidable (and unique) electronic creations, in the shape of debut full-length, 'Ett' from Swedish ...
+ Klara Lewis Msuic EP →
*Erik Truffaz / Murcof / Enki Bilal "Being Human Being"
(Mundo Recording) → more infos and listen : eriktruffaz.album
Enki Bilal and Erik Truffaz met in summer 2012, under the watchful eye of the zebra enthroned in his studio.
Therefore, supported by images and the scenario of Enki Bilal, the Murcof-Truffaz duo made every minute of music as a soundtrack sober and powerful, marrying each step of this work which was named "Being Human being".
It soon became clear that the sound of this project was to be an album. Enki was immediately offered his services for the album cover, while Murcof and Erik reworked and edited the most relevant original extracts, those who best expressed the scenario drawn by Enki Bilal.
Meanwhile, this has resulted in creation of graphic concerts, where the three protagonists were accompanied live by alternately MAHUT (percussionist) and Philippe Garcia (drums).
Artwork Enki Bilal
*King Midas Sound / Fennesz "Edition 1"
(Ninja Tune - Zen225) → more infos and listen / donwnload : kingmidassoundmusic.bandcamp
Looking even further back it does seems fitting that the person (Kevin Martin) who once curated a compilation called Isolationism is one of the key contributors behind this truly mesmeric examination of melancholy and desolation, Edition 1 features collaborator number one, Austrian guitarist / electronic musician Fennesz. His 2001 album Endless Summer was a swirling mix of electric tonal guitars and sweeping emotional shifts which inspired and sparked an admiration within Kevin and Roger to bring him on board. Utilizing improvised guitar tracks, samples, and unreleased material from Fennesz's archive, Edition 1 took shape within the KMS framework. In the wake of Kevin's last Bug album Angels & Devils, he wanted to create a record focused on kaleidoscopic sonic beauty, bathed in the bluest emotional lyricism. This record reflects the group’s past, present, and a truly extraordinary future.
Edition 1 is a tide coming in. A fog reaching out into nothing, and encapsulating everything. An ultimate parting note drifting into absolute loneliness, swept up in a sumptuously blurred, dronal haze. Hallucinatory tone poems of heartbreak, despair, disappearance, and displacement. Seductively spatial sketches of long goodbyes. Music to cling to or to be used to move past. Sounds set adrift on their own tonal plain and reigned back in by Roger & Kiki's complimentary, yet extremely different deliveries. Cosmic blues meets a siren’s song. A zonal re-examination of "It's Raining Today" or an audio representation of a Sugimoto "Seascapes" photo... A high water mark forever etched to memory.
Additionally, watch for these two sonic heavyweights and their no-holds-barred performance reputations to bring this collaboration to the live stage starting with European dates in the autumn.
Edition 2 through 4 to follow, with collaborators kept under wraps, each one to be a genre-stretching and boundary-pushing surprise, packaged with a conceptual continuity.
Lighthouse (official video) →
*Laurie Anderson "Heart of a Dog" Soundtrack
(Nonesuch) → more infos and listen : nonesuch.com
Laurie Anderson's "Heart of a Dog" Nominated for Three Cinema Eye Honors Awards.
Laurie Anderson's new film, Heart of a Dog, has been nominated for three Cinema Eye Honors awards for Nonfiction Filmmaking: Outstanding Achievement in Direction, Outstanding Achievement in Graphic Design or Animation, and Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Score. The nominees were announced a reception in Copenhagen, Denmark, this evening. Winners will be announced at the 9th annual Cinema Eye Honors.