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Background Noise : Recent European CD releases 18th July 07

Posted in Background Noise by Ellard on August 27, 2007

First broadcast 18.7.7. Details to follow.
The link is here.

Richard Fielding And  John Blades back for another feast of sounds. This Morning recent and new European experimental electronic music releases.  First full-length collaborative CD by Christian Fennesz from Austria and Ruichi Sakamoto from Japan –Cendre , Mika Vainio solo CD Revitty (torn )  and to begin with Alva-Noto (Carsten Nicolai) from Berlin, Xerox, on his own raster noton label, a statement about the work  “Xerox is intended to be released in five parts during the next years. On Xerrox, Alva Noto works with samples from muzak, advertising, soundtracks and entertainment programs. These sounds we hear randomly in everyday life and thereby they become an always present and available public domain. With Xerrox Alva Noto manipulates these recognizable melodic (micro) structures by the process of copying. He alienates them beyond recognition so the results manifest their connection to the original only suggestively. In this respect: the original is copied to the original. Alva Noto used several samples from these sources: Narita airport Tokyo, in-flight program Air France, telephone wait-loop Lufthansa, hotel Apollo Paris, Suizanso hotel Yamaguchi, Seven-Eleven Tokyo, Forma London” .  We live in a world of constant reproduction and Xerox is about that phenomenon . These Pieces have three beautiful elements — loops, layers and texture.(

38 Astoria

Haliod Xerox Copy 4

Haliod Xerox Copy 2(Airfrance)

Haliod Xerox Copy 1

19 Astoria

CD2 Mika Vainio, Revitty (torn) the wavetrap label Mika Vainio is from Finland and one half of Pan Sonic whose new mini CD has just been released. Revitty is as subtle as it is merciless, while remaining deeply musical in vainio’s own unique sense.Tracks:
Hampaat 1


CD3 And Finally Cendre by Christian Fennesz, laptop and guitar maestro from Austria and composer and musician Ruichi Sakamoto from Japan.  Their first full-length CD following on from the previous  EP and again On Touch.Tracks:






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