pan y rosas release primal spirits by morten rasz!

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morten rasz is a project of the lithuanian artist martinas rakshtinas. music does him for a living.

his second album for pan y rosas deals with improvisations with micro sound waves/blocks. the first and second pieces are monophonic, but deal first with drone/low/rhythm and second with melodic movement. the third piece consists of three improvisations overlayed in real time.

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kind words for tommy hilfiger by sarah rasines!

Your first listen to Tommy Hilfiger will pass you by. A rumble of thunder, a steady throb of electronics, an accordion jaunt. Gone. What just happened? It’s like a cryptic voicemail message, building up to a deep confession before bottling it and cutting the line dead. Rasines leaves me with 10 minutes of half-articulated thoughts and poetic inferences. I replay them over and over again, desperate to pull together a meaning from the scraps of sound and the way they interrelate. I hyper-analyse each gesture in search of signals and veiled attempts to communicate. It doesn’t make sense to talk about Tommy Hilfiger being 10 minutes long when I spend an hour deconstructing it.

Source: Review: Sarah Rasines – Tommy Hilfiger | ATTN:Magazine

pan y rosas release MANIPULATION by lauren sarah hayes!

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lauren sarah hayes is a musician and sound artist from scotland who builds hybrid analogue/digital instruments. her music lies somewhere between free improv, experimental pop, techno, and noise. she also composes haptic music that can be experienced as vibration throughout the body and likes creating participatory site-responsive works in unusual locations. she is a regular improviser, enjoying a wide range of collaborators, and for over a decade has given multi-sensory workshops for various groups, including those with sensory impairment, learning difficulties, and autism. she is an associate of the new radiophonic workshop.

her first album for pan y rosas discos, MANIPULATION, is a collection of unedited one-take improvisations that she performed on unpredictable ecological hybrid analogue/digital/human systems between 2008 and 2016. instability arises from the fragilities of touch-based engagement and mutually affecting relationships within the technology.

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pan y rosas release drupe by ilia belorukov and lauri hyvärinen!

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ilia belorukov is a musician from saint-petersburg, russia who works in the realm of improvised, noise and electroacoustic music. he’s a member of different projects such as wozzeck, mars-96 and others. to extract sound from his alto saxophone, he uses objects and electronics.

lauri hyvärinen is a guitar player from helsinki, finland. for most of his life he has concentrated on experimental and improvised music as well as noise. he works to find a balance between an instrumental impulse and a respect for silence and presence.

ilia and lauri met to create this album helsinki, finland in october of 2015. ilia played saxophone. lauri played guitar. they both played electronics.

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pan y rosas release siconauta tourist class by dioxadol borges!

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dioxadol borges is an uruguayan composer born in montevideo, well known in the montevideo underground. he doesn’t perform live and his true identity is unknown. some believe that he is a pianist frustrated with the national orchestra who is believed to have disappeared in 2005.

siconauta tourist class is his first album for pan y rosas. everything is brief. everything is instrumental. fanfare. music for imaginary bass. kitchen sink. beats. marches. synth plucks. block rocks. acid arpeggio. digital brass.

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kind words for ijereja by lauren redhead!

Ijereja is several things at once; it’s a fascinating exploration of the processes of composition, and where these processes begin and end (with the composer, the musicians; even the listener?) and an examination of music as a uniquely boundary-crossing phenomenon, belonging simultaneously to time and space, to the composer, performer and audience. It’s also, somewhat anomalously, an album, a recording consisting of one fifty minute piece, sometimes described as an opera, but comprised as much of speech, ambient noise and found sounds as of (somewhat minimalistic) music.

Source: Lauren Redhead – Ijereja | Echoes And Dust

pan y rosas release blood pink noise by pat moonchy

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pat moonchy has been performing for twenty years as a dj and experimental musician. she is an existentialist and versatile personality in a state of constant evolution; a developer of an intensely personal musical language. she first played the electric bass, then non-western philosophies inspired further self evolution and she explored vocal techniques – harmonic singing and circular breathing. as her interest in electronic music grew she learned to play the theremin with barbara buchholz. she also runs the club, the moonshine, in milan.

she recorded her second album, blood pink noise, in 2016 using her voice and various electronics noises.

the sound is –

depth croon. cavern pulse. spheres. torchlight. ripple delay. secret waterfalls. a computer brain to communicate with the world. cracks.

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pan y rosas release arde by eriza

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eriza is a trio consisting of the the improvisers – tatiana castro mejía (piano), amanda irarrazabal (bass) and cecilia quinteros (cello).

mejía is a pianist from colombia who now splits her time between colombia and buenos aires where she investigates the combination of music with dance, text, narration, theater, etc. irarrazabal is from santiago de chile but is now based in buenos aires where she is a bassist, singer, improviser and composer. quinteros is originally from buenos aires and has developed her language as a self-taught improviser in argentina as well as denmark.

their first album, arde, brings together two performances – one from november of 2015 and one from june of 2016. the sound is – all parts of the cello, the bass, the piano. voice. yellow, blue, red, orange and white.

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