Claudius Wagon Lit (Cassette)

Posted in cassette, music, Tapes on March 2nd, 2024
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1.kuru 01:36
2.hedge 02:03
3.le départ 01:13
4.lagno 01:02
5.machine sex 01:05
6.surge 02:51
7.anthropophage 01:38
8.scherben 03:10
9.happier than the morning sun 02:04
10.glasmensch 05:20
11.vanishing twin 00:48
12.brume 01:53
13.candor,my tepid friend 03:29
14.uruk 01:53
15.hinken 02:05
16.kiki watt 02:42
17.topor 01:13
18.tiqqun 02:47
19.day is done 01:24
20.daliah 02:08
21.restructured II 02:53
22.decapitated forms 02:57
23.lidschlag 01:55
24.second coming 01:26
25.gehende berge 01:09
26.metanoia / k-hole 03:10
27.leisesprecher 02:28
28.detruire 02:06
29.fear of heights 01:44
30.vapeur 04:32
31.nissodia 01:18
32.zufall und notwendigkeit 01:03
33.hekatombaion 01:04
34.niurgun bootor 02:35
35.last dream 02:35
36.owl 02:01
37.purge 02:26
38.the sun goes down 01:24
39.mars bar 96 nyc live 04:32
40.kauai’O’o 01:25
41.body doubles 04:10

released December 25, 2023

all tracks claudius 2023
cover art by edgar degas
featuring franckDavid on restructured II
lazara rosell albear plays sheng on glasmensch
recorded and mastered at e12 studios berlin

Author: Claudius

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Anatomie of a Bird. Romain Bertheau. (Cassette)

Posted in music, Tapes on February 17th, 2024
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Anatomie of a Bird. Romain Bertheau. (Cassette)

“After two organ albums dedicated to combinations of sound, rhythms and auditory illusions, here is a very different object.
These 4 pieces are basically improvisations based on skeletal micro-compositions, generally less than a dozen chords. Played on the same organ as my previous recordings, I tried this time to emphasize the harmonic colours, the choice of registers and inversions, the intonation, the textures and modulations.
Composed in the morning and recorded in the evening the same day, I let myself go as the takes went by towards a more and more vaporous and melancholic universe.
The album is played entirely on the Italian style organ built by Jean Daldosso. It was harmonized in the church, which allowed the organ builder to optimize the power and the sound balance of the organ in relation to the building. A simple microphone in the middle of the church.”


– Romain Bertheau.

Tracks:

  1. Chlamydophila Psittaci. (Take 1) 08:48
  2. Trichomonas Gallinae (Take 4) 05:44
  3. Cryptococcus Neoformans (Take 2) 09:04
  4. Chlamydophila Psittaci (Take 5) 05:48

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New r Age. Eldar Tagi, Lena Pozdnyakova, Shiroishi Alto. Motto Editions.

Posted in cassette, Motto Berlin event, Motto Berlin store, Motto Books, music, Shiroishi Alto on June 16th, 2023
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Side A: 
Quantum Echoes Pt. 1……..10.44 
Quantum Echoes Pt. 2……..8.42 

Side B: 
The Spirit Channel Pt. 1……..11.24 
The Spirit Channel Pt. 2……..8.54 

Patrick Shiroishi Alto Saxophone, Voice 
Lena Pozdnyakova – Amplified Objects 
Eldar Tagi – Serge and Ciat-Lonbarde synthesizers, Daxophone, Shtar 

Production, Mastering – Eldar Tagi 
Recorded in Los Angeles, CA July 11, 2021 

Cover Design: Lena Pozdnyakova 
Image Source: Painting by Liza Kin (“Eine Linie” series) 

Motto Editions

‘New r Age’ is the follow-up collaborative album from composers and improvisers Eldar Tagi and Patrick Shiroishi. This time around, they’re joined by interdisciplinary artist and researcher Lena Pozdnyakova, bringing a fresh twist to their creative partnership. The recording took place on a sunny afternoon on July 11th, 2021, in a cozy apartment in Los Angeles’ Rampart Village—a place Tagi and Pozdnyakova used to call home for several years before moving to Berlin.

In this recording, the trio used a broad range of sounds. Shiroishi contributed his expert alto saxophone skills, sometimes blending his voice with the music. Tagi experimented with a variety of instruments such as the daxophone and Shtar, as well as Ciat-Lonbarde and Serge synthesizers. Pozdnyakova, on the other hand, added her unique touch by incorporating noises from amplified everyday objects.

The result is a blend of sounds that shift and change in intensity, keeping listeners on their toes. While the raw energy of the improvised performances is still front and center, additional layers of electronic tones and careful post-processing give the recording an extra amount of density and dimension. So, sit back and enjoy this unique sonic experience that “New r Age” offers.

About the artists:

Patrick Shiroishi is a Japanese-American multi-instrumentalist and composer based in Los Angeles.

Lena Pozdnyakova is a Kazakhstan-born interdisciplinary artist and researcher currently based in Berlin, Germany.

Eldar Tagi is a Kazakhstan-born multi-instrumentalist and composer currently based in Berlin, Germany.

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Lucky Mulberry Tree (LP) – Green Edition. Kink Gong. Sorcerer Productions

Posted in field recordings, music, Vinyl on December 19th, 2022
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Special Green Edition LP

Kink Gong (aka Laurent Jeanneau) was born in France in 1965. 

He started making electronic music around 1995 in NYC, and in 1999 went to live with the Hadzas in Tanzania to record their music, since then he started to record the music of mostly endangered minorities in many different places, mostly in Southeast Asia. He lived in Indonesia, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, China, and many other places. He also composes electronic music that includes and transforms those recordings. With a huge catalog of his work, he released music from the label such as Sublime Frequencies, Akuphone, Discrepant, and more. 

This album is to celebrate the music I was involved in while living in Dali, Yunnan, China between 2006 and 2012. As usual with Kink Gong compositions, they contain all kinds of field recordings, mostly in Southern China, Laos, and Cambodia; local instruments that I play and electronic to melt them together, resulting in experimental soundscapes. Each element of the composition relates to this period with people (the dramatic voices of Hani or Yao singers) and spaces (park, jungle) and the long hours of creative enjoyment in our house by the Ear lake (Erhai) to put those elements together, using my neighbour (Li Daiguo)’s skill on pipa or new electronic toys I got around that time. 

Our son was born in Dali in 2008 and this LP is called Ji Sang (literally translated as Lucky Mulberry Tree) after his name. 

Side A 
– Fishermen Boats of Erhai Lake 
Electronic, Dali China 2010 + Punoy Mouthorgan, Laos 2010 + Khmu Man Voice, Phongsaly Laos 2010 + Metallic Boats on Erhai Lake, Dali China 2010 + Electronic, Dali China 2012 + Dong Niutuiqin + Woman’s Voice, Guizhou China 2012 + Electronic, Dali China 2011 + Hani Vocal Polyphony, Yunnan China 2011 + Chinese Pop Singer, Shanghai 2001 + 2 Yao Women’s Voices, + Frogs, Yunnan China 2011 

Side B 
– Morsing Bimo 
Morsing Indian Mouthharp, Chennai India 1997 + Nuosu Yi Bimo, Sichuan China 2010 + Electronic, Paris 2000 + Santur Persian Dulcimer, Berlin 2017 + Nuosu Koxian Multiblades Mouthharp, Sichuan China 2010 

– Pon Dao 
Flute Siem Reap, Cambodia 2003 + Electronic, Dali China 2008 + Mum 1 Stringed Bowed Instrument, Krung Ratanakiri Cambodia 2004 

– Chengdu Park 
Electronic, Dali China 2008 + Park in Chengdu, Sichuan China 2008 + Pipa by Li Daiguo, Dali China 2011 + Nyaheun Mouthorgan + Voice, Champasak Laos 2006 + Lisu Chibeu Guitar, Yunnan China 2012 

released December 2, 2022 

All music recorded & recomposed by Kink Gong 1997 – 2012 
Kink Gong plays Mouthharp, Mouthorgan, and Lisu Chibeu 
Mastered by Thomas Stadnicki 
Layout by 若潭 Ruò Tán

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