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Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Ortolan - Fragments




This first release from our new "signing" (what a quaint old fashioned term) Ortolan is set for release in November. A mixture of found voice recordings, vintage Roland drum machine, no-input mixing board, feedback; stylistically jumping from doom metal to gabba to dark ambient (or so i'm told) Ortolan creates a brutal listening experience designed for soundtracking dark winter nights of apathetic window gazing. Named after the bird/French dish:


For centuries, a rite of passage for French gourmets has been the eating of the Ortolan. These tiny birds—captured alive, force-fed, then drowned in Armagnac—were roasted whole and eaten that way, bones and all, while the diner draped his head with a linen napkin to preserve the precious aromas and, some believe, to hide from God.
The Wine Spectator

...our man Ortolan aims to provide a similarly coppery aural experience.

Club Silencio nov 2010




Adam Lygo presents the fourth installment of his Club Silencio events at Brighton's Coachwerks venue on the 4th of November 2010.


Participants this time around include Lygo himself, HRT, Anthony Murphy trio, Euphonious Murmur Blend, Slow Listener, Duncan Harrison, Buick Lygo, Louise Baker...

Simon Whetham & Paul Khimasia Morgan




SIMON WHETHAM & PAUL KHIMASIA MORGAN - THE GREY AREA (CDR by Con-V)

Before Con-V already released a MP3 by Simon Whetham (who is these days a lot in these pages) in collaboration with one Paul Khimasia Morgan. That was a live recording, which they liked very much, so they decided to return to the Grey Area Gallery when Whetham was back in Brighton. I am not sure what Paul brought to the table, but Whetham uses field recordings, radio transmissions and electro magnetic signals. The music is all quite softly recorded, so I had to put the volume quite a bit. I am not sure if its really necessary to do such thing this soft. But once you put the level up a bit, then you'll find some interesting improvised bits and pieces of indeed a grey area where improvised electronics, microsound buzz and humm and processed (?) field recordings meet up.

- Frans de Waard, Vital Weekly