Saturday, March 18, 2017

Buben - Glimmer (2007)

  • Post-industrial 
  • Avant-garde 
  • Experimentalism 
  • Illbient 
  • Electronic music 
  • Ambient drone 
  • Noise music 
  • Leftfield 
  • Drone 
  • Abstract 
  • Experimental electronica

Comment: a Belarusian, Vladislav Buben, is a person whose main goal has been - at least it seems so - to promote (underground) music to the backbone. He has been a prolific artist of having released more than 100 issues so far, also has run a radio show with intent to shed light upon avant-garde and experimental music. His tenures have been under a bunch of imprints, involving a cult Moscow-based experimental music imprint, Clinical Archives among others. Glimmer was issued approximately 10 years ago and for me, the characteristic of this 4-track issue represents one of the facets of the record label (especially with regard to experimental/electronic/non-rock music). It is a decent outing because those slightly oppressive sonic details are set up in the way to provide air and space between them. Buben likes to play different distances by sampling the chugging of a train at the distance, by sampling and then producing barely distorted conversations of politicians (Mr. Lukashenka?, Mr. Putin?). He employs intriguing drumming and greyish shades and monochromatic delays going on and on. It could be very interesting to convert all these sonic effects and relations between the sounds into a visual kaleidoscope. If I had it this would be a favourite plaything of mine. Great success by any means.  
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