mёrtwaya priroda – beyond machine
Re-Drum: voice & effects
EMERGE: voice & effects
live @ re:flexions ° k15, Augsburg, 27.05.17
recording, mastering, photography and design by EMERGE
check out aswell our collaboration with Al Margolis/If, Bwana:
SONOMETER feat. Gus Ring – sonora
live @ k15, Augsburg, 18.08.17
SRVTR: electronics, paintings
EMERGE: electronics, bass, objects, recording, mastering, design
Gus Ring: voice, effects
SONOMETER is a collaboration project of Gildas Brugaro aka SRVTR (Rennes) and Sascha Stadlmeier aka EMERGE (Augsburg).
It’s based on source sounds by SRVTR reworked by EMERGE first and then reworked by SRVTR again and so on. All further treatments used mostly the method of recycling without adding any new sounds. Apart from their current solo works, which are more in the vein of dark techno (SRVTR) and abstract musique concrète (EMERGE), SONOMETER’s music evokes dark atmospheres consistent of rough ambient noise.
Inspired by the alternative rockband scene and the simplicity of singer-songwriters, Gus Ring creates his own mix of acoustic folk and lo-fi… more
more albums by SONOMETER on attenuation circuit:
EMERGE – narcoses
factory-pressed CD in cardboard sleeve (ltd.ed. 100 copies)
live @ re:flexions ° k15, Augsburg, 07.07.17
photography by MARTAVICTOR (martavictor.design)
recording, mastering and design by EMERGE
Starting with an almost imperceptibly slow pulsation in the deepest depths of the subsonic, this 40-minute composition works its way through rhythmic parts texturised by glitches and crackles. This release, which brings together the various musical approaches EMERGE has developed over the last few years, at times feels like an unlikely hybrid between sound sculpting in the vein of Bernard Parmegiani’s musique concrète and ‘hauntological’ dubstep atmospheres.
This live recording is perhaps the most rhythm-based release by Sascha Stadlmeier (aka EMERGE) since his earliest musical outings under his Dependenz moniker around the year 2000. Rhythm here not only means that abstract sounds are looped into beats, in various registers from the treble to the really deep bass. The whole macrostructure of the piece is rhythmic because it is punctuated by (sometimes rather long) silences. This is markedly different from many of EMERGE’s more textural, “dark ambient” pieces of the past, which were based on layered and ever-shifting drones. It literally gives the listener pause to think and follow their own train of thoughts while never losing the focus on the sounds themselves. This results in an atmospheric quality that is both dream-like and lucid, unhurried and full of suspense. In the excellent sense of timing and dramaturgy of “narcoses”, one feels the wide experience in free improvisation that Stadlmeier has acquired since his last full-length EMERGE release by playing in all sorts of improv formations.
File under: Musique concrète, electroacoustic music, dark ambient