the11th soundpoem of Nuits et Noirs – ‚Sacred Language‘:
‚portal‘ by EMERGE
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EMERGE – HIDING PLACE (CD by Frozen Light)
Of course you recognize the name Emerge from the many releases he did for his own label Attenuation Circuit, but now he’s ventured to a real CD on Russia’s Frozen Light label. Like he did before there are vocals by Eljara of Prinzip Nemesis (see also Vital Weekly 996)and there is a piece recorded with Russia’s Re-Drum (see Vital Weekly 875 for a release Attenuation Circuit put out – it’s a small world). There are only five pieces on this disc,yet it’s clocking in at close to an hour. It opens with ‚Flight 1‘, which is a typical Emerge piece of sampled acoustic sounds, which have been treated by digital means. As always along the lines of Asmus Tietchens, sans the refinement he has but it is still fine music. Of the five pieces, two are solo, and three are collaborations. In the first of the two pieces with Eljara there is no vocal (which is odd seeing Eljara is a vocalist) but it has quite a bit of tension, quiet mostly but noisy towards the end. In the second one there is a bit of vocals, mostly towards the end, although I think most of the sounds are generated through vocal samples. Both are quite good. In the one piece with Re-Drum there is also a bit of vocals, but it’s otherwise built from a set of rhythmic samples, all of it a bit vague, and perhaps a bit long. The CD ends with ‚Flight 2‘, the longest piece, all solo and sees a continuation of ‚Flight 1‘, and my comment would be along similar lines. The sounds themselves are not bad, but the whole effect is too much mid-range, without much low-end depth. The first one sounded better. All in all a CD that was quite good. (FdW)
PIOTR CISAK – PAWEL OLEKSINSKI – MARTYNA SOLECKA – EMERGE
cassette (ltd.ed. 50 copies)
A – PIOTR CISAK – PAWEL OLEKSINSKI
live at echokammer
Ganze Bäckerei, Augsburg, 07.03.15
recording and mastering by EMERGE
B1 – PIOTR CISAK – EMERGE
live at ecokammer recycled by EMERGE
additional sounds and final mix by Piotr Cisak
B2 – PIOTR CISAK – EMERGE – MARTYNA SOLECKA
Piotr Cisak & Freeze „Virtus“ recycled by EMERGE
additional sounds and final mix by EMERGE
voice by Martyna Solecka
photography by brezenstudio.com
desgn by EMERGE
brandnew CD by EMERGE on the fine Frozen Light Label out now !
“Hiding Place” is a lost EMERGE album partly collaborated with German fairy singer Eljara (Prinzip Nemesis) and Russian Experimental Ambient artist Re-DrUm. Great and almost easy-listening soundscapes full of bright mysterious atmospheres, distant choirs, meditative rhythms and calm melodies. Just inexpressibly beautiful music… In digifile, 300 copies.
out now !
OMPHALOCELE – SAWADA – untitled
recorded live at Hutfabrik Lembert, Augsburg, 11.09.15
recording, mastering and design by EMERGE
photography by brezenstudio.com and EMERGE
OMPHALOCELE: EMERGE (electronics) + M. Freund (drums)