[NetBehaviour] Furthernoise with Featured Noisemakers for Aug, Sept 2011.

marc garrett marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Thu Aug 18 13:02:20 CEST 2011

Furthernoise with Featured Noisemakers for Aug, Sept 2011.

1 of various self-built Communities, part of Furtherfield 

Furthernoise issue Aug/Sept 2011

"On Gravity: George Russell and the Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal 
Organization - Robert Peterson" (feature)
George Russell is a complex character in the story of jazz music. He's 
widely considered the first person to write a general theory of music 
from the standpoint of American jazz. Through his work, the Lydian 
Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization (LCC), he sought to reorient our 
concept of musical arrangement, and by extension the sociological 
implications of music.
feature by Robert Peterson

"Orogenetics in 2011" (feature)
Sound artist Michael Northam initiated 2011 with twin strategies to 
disseminate his music: handmade CDs in micro-editions announced on his 
mailing list and distributed from his web site, and archival projects 
available from on bandcamp. The new CDs display his growing assurance 
with live improvisation combined with studio wizardry, and the archives 
offer a panoply of his work over the last fifteen years.
feature by Caleb Deupree

"A Slow Feather Falls" (review)
A collaboration between under the radar British texturalist Ian Holloway 
and Arizona-based field recordist Banks Bailey. A Slow Feather Falls is 
a half-hour of chronostatic drone scenes with a backdrop of crystal 
clear Arizonan field recordings from Banks Bailey, a man seemingly 
weaned on the early works of Monos, and other Northern Drone-meisters.
review by Alan Lockett

"Avatara" (review)
Steve Brand is one of the more distinctive artists in US ambient space 
music, with two previous albums on Hypnos Secret Sounds. He follows up 
on Hypnos' main imprint with Avatara, which is possessed of his 
signature ritual feel, though more ambient and less percussive. It opens 
in low-key contemplation, evolving through distinct moods, invariably 
gentle and meditative.
review by Alan Lockett

"Faryus & Vadim Bondarenko — Quiet Songs From Misty Places" (review)
Faryus creates suggestive and ethereal environments for Bondarenko's 
acoustic instruments, familiar instruments in mysterious and 
otherworldly venues. Suspended in Faryus's sonic biosphere, Bondarenko's 
piano is by turns contemplative and dramatic, monophonic and lushly 
harmonized, pentatonic and chromatic.
review by Caleb Deupree

"Handle this wino like he was an angel: Baubles & Gewgaws 2002-2008" 
A set of out-takes from the sessions that spawned the Psychic Space 
Invasion albums. Ian Holloway seemingly sometimes creates weird, little 
pieces on his computer that never fit on any 'real' release. Eight years 
of these are now compiled for Handle this wino like he was an angel, 
navigating interstices between ambient noise, clicks'n'cuts, and 
review by Alan Lockett

"Intangible" (review)
Hypnos has sought over a decade and a half to give voice to fresh new 
artists in the field of ambient and space music. Equally, it has a feel 
for what's worth sustaining, extending and refreshing, be it reissues or 
returning artists, as with Intangible, a collab between two music-makers 
familiar to US ambient-spacers from solo work spanning three decades.
review by Alan Lockett

"Resolutions" (review)
Sourced from recordings made in 1997-98 in Edinburgh, transferred to 
digital in 2006 and re-assembled in 2010 for a run of only 35 cassettes, 
Resolutions is now reissued on a dinky 3". It finds David Wells and 
Richard Canaday’s pianos drawn out into long languorous organ-like 
tones, obscure with clouds of delay in a winsome piece of minimal drone, 
with a euphonic chiming resonance.
review by Alan Lockett

"Roel Meelkop's Old Cows" (review)
Herbal International deserves kudos for its superb reissue package for 
some Roel Meelkop vinyl rarities, Oude Koeien. The abstract and austere 
music, with its sudden transitions and dry events knitted together with 
static sound fields, extends from the early tape works from Cologne to 
resolute Basic Channel rhythms.
review by Caleb Deupree

"The Path Of White Clouds" (review)
Of this issue's three Hypnos albums, the quietest and most spacious is 
The Path Of White Clouds. Singing bowls, chants and long synth sustains 
commune in vaguely ritual musical acts; no doubt meant to enlighten and 
elevate, concept coming via head Nebulæ guy Oophoi and his reading of 
"The Way of the White Clouds - A Buddhist Pilgrim in Tibet."
review by Alan Lockett

Roger Mills
Editor, Furthernoise

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