Cyberpunk is a 1990 documentary that explores the world that William Gibson invented with his book Neuromancer. The bulk of the documentary consists of interviews with Gibson, Jaron Lanier, Timothy Leary and Michael Synergy. A few industrial bands have their music featured as well.
“This is kind of ridiculous,” AYA says in demonstration of her onstage demeanour. “I’m one person with a microphone, and I’m playing other people’s music. Have you noticed that?”
— AYA’s new dance theory, Crack Magazine, 14.01.20
Field recordings and mobile phone memos drift alongside unusual samples and one-take improvised piano performances. This is musical sketching; a lightness of touch; an album as photographic contact sheet; an audio page of possibilities.
Soundscapes and micro-narratives for a half-remembered, half-imagined bygone era. The Arteries of New York CIty peer into a memory of the past while glitches from the future pump new blood into old conduits.
Of This World
by Electric Sound Bath is the new age and ambient duo of Angela Wilson & Brian Griffith in Los Angeles. Their latest, “Of This World”, began as commissioned pieces that evolved and morphed over several years via purposeful reimagining and unintended happenstance. This long-form creative process mirrored the duo’s own life trajectory and experiences ‘of this world’. The result is a celestial wash of MIDI-driven modular synthesizers crafting slow, unfurling caverns of sound. The type of deep, meditative tones that reward loud and close listening. Allow this music to patiently flow over you, reveling in the crystalline details and heavenly peace.
Mike Hanapi was a brilliant steel guitarist and vocalist from Honolulu, whose recordings with Kalama’s Quartet and the Ilima Islanders remain among the highest peaks of early 20th century Hawaiian music. Truly peaceful, tranquil and unique.
Monogamia entre especies.
Ave Negra Mu-sick is a DIY Label focused in bad quality, low bit and horrible anti music.
Peter der Große
Two of Henning Christiansen’s tape works from the 1980’s, ‘Peter der Große op. 174’ (1986) and ‘Gudbrandsdal op. 178’ (1987), are now released for the first time by the Institute for Danish Sound Archaeology. Originally composed for different contexts – ‘Peter der Große’ as the score for a German radio feature and ‘Gudbrandsdal’ for a performance in collaboration with Joseph Beuys and later Bjørn Nørgaard – the two works stand out in Christansen’s extensive and many-faceted oeuvre by employing almost entirely electronic sounds. Peter der Große involves electronic instruments like synthesizer and a crackle box, while Gudbrandsdal employs a more minimal approach and aesthetics through the heavy use of echo effects and manipulation of the tape speed. Both of the tape works carry a heavy atmospheric tone and are set in a largely electronic sound world. Two absolutely enthralling and immersive pieces of tape music, now available for the first time.