martes, 22 de febrero de 2011

V.A - The silence was warm vol.3



















V.A - The silence was warm vol.3
Genre : Electronic, Ambient, Drone

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disc 1:
1. melodium – ritournelle
2. taishin inoue - dystopian air castle
3. talvihorros – rusak
4. hakobune - shimokume
5. teruyuki nobuchika - a day
6. shotahirama - conversation peace
7. flotel – yclept
8. konntinent - caster
9. hessien - falling down around us
10. the 2nd colony - yarn
11. melodium - the decline of iron

disc 2:
1. umin - F/re
2. line spectra - III
3. maps and diagrams - a view from below
4. retina.it - we've seen things hit Jupiter before
5. yu miyashita - telomere stop
6. ard bit - tois
7. darren mcclure - shibuya module reform
8. set in sand - relax on a deeper level
9. thisquietarmy - sunday regenerating
10. amorph - waves
11. hopeless local marching band - and the man cannot describe himself

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Consider a Japanese equivalent of the Kompakt’s pop ambient series, but approached through the lens of sound art and experimental domains, and you begin to have an impression of The Silence was Warm Vol. 3. Compiled by Kentaro Togawa this double cd spans 22 tracks that in some manner or form approach the theme of ‘rebuild’. The artists included form three subgroups, Symbolic Interaction artists; Melodium, Set in Sand, Konntinent, Ard Bit, Hakobune and Darren McClure, Japanese artists; Teruyuki Nobuchila, Yu Miyashita, Taishin Inoue, shotahirama , Hopeless Local Marching Band, the 2nd colony and overseas artists; Retina.it, Flotel, thisquietarmy, Maps and Diagrams, Umin, Talvihorros, Amorph, Hessien, Line Spectra.

Edited highlights of the album start with the minimal bright electronic with kooky clatter beat with warbling melody of ‘Ritournelle’ by Melodium. Talivhorro’s ‘Rusak’ plunges into post rock landscape of acoustic guitar meets soundscaping with electronics in a recurring tone and wired out electric guitar playing distant background sculptural noise which becomes more integral to the soundscape. Teruyki Nobuchika presents a more modern classical piano with pristine tonal electronic signals pulsing through the mix in ‘A Day’. Maps and Diagrams ‘A view from below’ is the closest to a ambient groove track on the album with static warmth and crackle and a slow paced dubbed electronic track. Darren McClure produces a full textured ‘Shibuya Module Reform’ with close miked up effects on objects, bells, bowls, scraping of surfaces wielded into sonic shapes amidst drones, weaving guitars in and out, all forming a sharp dimensional form. The Hopeless Marching Band finish off the compilation with ‘and the man cannot describe himself’ a slow slightly off kilter piano and effects moving into a melancholic drumbeat piano denouement of a track, as if signalling the carnival is over but the sound is still fused in their display, playing the downbeat into a post-rock wall of guitar fuzz and the party is over.

It’s a compilation consistent high standards with its production and mastering by Rudi Arapahoe crisp and dimensional. Covering areas of ambient, glitch, modern classical, drone, post-rock and soundart it is a comprehensive round-up of the edge of contemporary experimental ambient in Japan and beyond

1 comentario:

  1. Hey, have you got 'The Silence was warm Vol.2'?

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