Saturday, April 23, 2016

Astma – Moscow / Istanbul (2011)




  • Live session
  • Noise
  • Electro-acoustic
  • Electronic music
  • Freeformfreakout
  • Noise rock
  • Avant-garde
  • Psych-rock
  • Improvised music
  • No Wave
  • Experimentalism
  • Non-music
  • Crust punk

Comment: The presocratic Greek philosopher Heraclitus said once that there is no possibility to step into the one and the same river twice. All around us and within us used to be in permanent flux, all is changing around and within us consistently. I guess the same can be said about the Russian duo Astma consisting of Alexei Borisov (also known from such groups as Volga, Notshoi Prospekt and many other projects and collaborations), and Olga Nosova (Motherfathers). Indeed, there are up some similar points between the two live gigs in their native Moscow and Istanbul but in general in the form these sessions are built up slightly in different ways. However, both of them involve interesting experiments with noise music, improvised music, rock-oriented music, voices and electro-acoustic chips. There are up some very intriguing sonic effects as if coming out from unknown or at least extraordinary sources. The both gigs used to progress gradually and being directed in the way to unleash catharsis punctually and poignantly. There one could draw parallels with diverse movements such as free jazz, noise rock, No Wave, crust punk, electronic music. In a word, let's listen to these mind-boggling sessions from different places worldwide.
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