We’ve got some newly-added items from the AUFABWEGEN label for you this week, including the first new album in over a decade from “O Yuki Conjugate.” We’ve got even more items from this label to come, so visit SOUNDSWIM soon, and stay tuned for future updates!
“‘Untitled (2017)’ compiles seven works that were created in the year 2017 gathering soundsources collected all over the world, from the Himalaya mountains to South Africa, from wildlife atmospheres to urban noises. The flow and structure of the CD stands out in López’ body of work as it moves away from the slowly building big and dense crescendo movement Francisco López is so famous for. Instead, untitled (2017) is very dynamic and moving, even hectic at times, and navigates the listener through a palette of sounds that feel primitive and even aggressive at time times and dark and brooding in patches.” –aufabwegen.de
Simon Whetham – Hydrostatic –$11.99
“‘Hydrostatic‘ was commissioned by the McNeill Street Pumping Station New Music Festival, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA in November 2011, and presented as a multi-channel performance.
Simon Whetham spent more than a week exploring the site, capturing the sounds of the space, the vibrations of the buildings, the spirit of the community and perhaps the echoes of past activity…
Mastered by Miguel Carvalhais. -Simon Whetham – Biography 2013” –aufabwegen.de
Paul Schütze – Without Thought –$11.99
“Without Thought was conceived as an installation work for video projection / stereo sound /
stereo fragrance. The first component was the film, shot in Greece in 2016. The vantage point is a clifftop I have visited many times. A strange sense that the water curves up into the hemisphere of the sky here is always startling. The surface of the sea perpetually coruscates with patterns describing wind movement. The entire landscape feels sentient. The sound was constructed in direct response to the image. The stereo image is unusual in that it has no centre. Every element is perpetually moving in the image field. For this reason, it works best heard through speakers. The sound is both harmonically, structurally and texturally unresolving and fluid. My aim was to amplify the emphatic formlessness of the waters. The olfactory elements were created last. They began as a complete fragrance encompassing both the marine and terrestrial aspects of the place. The image you see, while excluding the land necessitates the viewer be land-bound so the two zones are inextricably connected in this film. The complete fragrance was then split into earth and sea elements. The two groupings are diffused from positions in the space mirroring those of the sound diffusion. The two scents blend to varying degrees in the space depending upon the position and movement of the viewer/auditor/olfactory. This work continues a theme of anti-narrative which has been present in my sound-works for nearly four decades. We make stories to emboss meaning onto the surfaces of life. Those surfaces shrug of our scribbling like leviathans in troubled slumber. -Paul Schütze” –aufabwegen.de
O Yuki Conjugate – Sleepwalker –$11.99
“First new album for over a decade. Sleepwalker documents O Yuki Conjugate’s recent live shows, doubling as a soundtrack to a film of the same name by founder member Andrew Hulme. Comprising ten new tracks taken from 24 live shows in nine countries across Europe, Sleepwalker captures OYC’s current musical direction, a blend of plangent keyboards, abstract guitars and electronic rhythms, presented in OYC’s inimical style.” –aufabwegen.de
“‘Fabrication 2’ is the sequel to ‘Fabrication,’ the first collaboration between Richard Chartier and Asmus Tietchens released in 2007. Whereas for the first collab the idea developed from the project around reinterpretations of Chartier’s ‘Postfabricated,’ this time the efforts where directly focused on the reinterpretation of specific basic sound material. This basic sound material can be found on the first disc in the set ‘Prefabrication 2,’ which was constructed by Richard Chartier alone in Montreal and Washington, DC. ‘Fabrication 2’ is the reworking of this sonic basis by Asmus Tietchens. Whereas the first CD has traces of subtle dematerialized rhythmic structures the second disc is a study in minimalism and concentrated sound manipulation.” –aufabwegen.de
Møhr/Maeror Tri – Hafenstadt –$11.99
This music was originally planned to form a part of the third tape box in the MØHR interpretation series of ZNS TAPES. In this series different artists got an individual 30-minutes-piece of basic material by MØHR to be interpreted it in any way: Using it as a backing tape and adding some more tracks, getting inspired and doing something unique in the spirit of the basic material, deconstruct and arrange it anew. The invited artists had any opportunity to re-work the source material. For the actual release the basic material was placed on side A and the interpretation on side B, enabling the listener to compare the basic and the final sound. Three tapes were compiled as one tape box linked by a loose theme. The first box, Bürokratie, contained works by DAS KONZENTRAT, BESTATTUNGSINSTITUT and SUICIDE COMMANDO (released in 1990), the second, Kulturschock, contained works by ANDREW CHALK/DARREN TATE, ECTOPLASMIC EMBRYO EXPERIENCE and FLAGRANTs D’ELI (released in 1991). The third one, which was to contain Hafenstadt by MAEROR TRI (as well as material of PBK and THE HATERS), has never been released due to the sudden end of ZNS TAPES. We’re convinced that this combination of basic stuff plus musical reworking is still an interesting and exciting experience for the audience, maybe especially after more than 20 years in the archives.” (Andreaz Vogel) –aufabwegen.de
Marc Behrens – Mutt Att Narc Imm –$11.99
“The three pieces on this album are steps in an evolution of live concert pieces. Each of the title abbreviations indicates a specific sound set. The titles (Imm, Att Imm Mut and Mut Att Narc Imm) become genetic sequences forming the possibilities of the sound set combinations. The concrete sounds featured in the various sets are recordings made with a circular water reservoir (Kleiner Wasserspeicher, Berlin), various electric kettles, a wet towel, metal percussion, and metal jetties at Marseille harbour. Starting with the Imm set in 2006, the evolution halts with the full Mut Att Narc and Imm sets in 2016. Performances of the different evolutionary stages took place in Europe, South America, South Africa, Asia and Australia. With the release of the Mut Att Narc Imm album in 2018, this cycle of work becomes recorded music. ” –aufabwegen.de