Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Sabrina Siegel / Bryan Day / Tom Djll / Bob Marsh – Ocean Of Lakes (2015)



  • Improvised music 
  • Electro-acoustic 
  • Avant-garde 
  • Psycho-acoustic 
  • Sound poetry 
  • Avant-jazz 
  • Experimentalism 
  • Free jazz

Comment: in fact, there is much to say about this set of 6 compositions because it is musically and emotionally complex, intense, and mind-provoking. All the music is conjured up by such instruments as kalimba, modular synth, cello, bass guitar, trumpet, voice, and invented instruments (so listen to the issue to figure out the instruments more concretely). It can be said the issue is an fine example of interesting sounds yet all of that will constitute a perceivable whole subsequently. For instance, Sabrina Siegel`s vowel effects and other kinds of sound poetry (additionally I remmond listen to such artists as Maja Ratkje, Jaap Blonk, Roomet Jakapi) used to range from soothing to hirsute, the same could be said about Tom Djll`s synthesiser effects which used to lay over the whole spectre atop, at times changing into something being close to emergency signals. At times it is free jazz with modifications, at times it is more electro-acoustic music with creepy variations, at times the combo enjoys its more silent yet idiosyncratic soundscape being obviously winded from intense sections. Yet its architectural buildup is somewhere between the aforementioned styles. More profoundly, the tempo is slowed down, in fact it is the main approach of determining the pace which is accelerated by spasmodic trumpet whiffs, zigzag acoustic noises and Siegel`s incisive vocal acrobatics now and then. The lower tones are conjured up by a cello, and a bass guitar. The issue is a part of the discography of Pan Y Rosas Discos. As Heraclitus said many thousand years ago that no man ever steps in the same river twice the same could said about the recent one with regard to the perception of it.
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