Lillmeyer/Stadlmeier – Zwie-Spalt

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Lillmeyer/Stadlmeier – Zwie-Spalt
CD-R in cardboard sleeve (ltd.ed. 50 copies)
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1. live @ H2
„Die Zwei – contemporary / extraordinary / passionate”
curated by Jetzt Musik – Augsburger Gesellschaft für Neue Musik e.V.
H2 – Zentrum für Gegenwartskunst im Glaspalast, Augsburg,14.11.2015
 
2. live @ Die Ganze Bäckerei
Augsburg, 10.04.2016
 
photography by Adam Mankowski
recording, mastering, and design by EMERGE
 

MARTWA NATURA – IV

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MARTWA NATURA – IV
3″CD-R in mini-DVD case (ltd.ed. 22 copies)
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Martyna Solecka: voice
EMERGE: voice samples, body sounds
recorded live at LAC/La Chaux-de-Fonds /CH, 06.01.16
photography by EMERGE
recording, mastering and design by EMERGE

In their duo Martwa Natura, Martyna Solecka (voice) and EMERGE (voice samples, body sounds) use live improvisation to explore the sonic potential of their deliberately stripped-down source materials. This instalment of their research was recorded live in concert at LAC in La-Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, on 6 January 2016.

Short and intense, this 18-minute performance has a rather different dynamic than previous performances by Martwa Natura. While the sets are usually subtle, often using near-silence to punctuate their development, in this case heated, noisy “powerplay” phases form an important part of the music. Certainly a step forward in Martwa Natura’s endeavour of continually refining and broadening their musical palette.

File under: Ambient, noise

https://emerge.bandcamp.com/album/iv

UNII – EMERGE …distant glow…

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UNII – EMERGE  …distant glow…
CD-R 2nd ed in cardboard sleeve (ltd.ed. 50 copies)
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paintings by Doris Boeker
photography by brezenstudio
recording, mastering and design by EMERGE
 
A musical trip in five tracks from “Awakening” to “Illusion,” from one dream to the next – perhaps evoking the lucid state of lack of sleep associated with extensive touring, as this album was recorded during Unii’s 2015 European tour.
 
Unii is a singer, songwriter, electronic music composer (ambient, avant-garde pop) from Northern island of Sapporo city, Hokkaido, Japan. Her soft yet powerful voice mixed with electronic sound music has aptly been described as post-Bjork, but also bears some kinship with the work of her countrywoman Tujiko Noriko. Unii has been performing live not only in Japan but also in Europe and Asia, such as Singapore, Vietnam and China. This album combines her improvised vocals and sparse synthetic textures with EMERGE’s snarling, grating metal sounds that eventually morph into something akin to bird song or other animal sonics.
 
File under: experimental, ambient, female vocals