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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pan y rosas release self-land’s stains ii by kirill shirokov

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kirill shirokov (born in 1990) is a russian composer, improviser, poet and pianist. he studied at the p.i. tchaikovsky conservatory in moscow where he studied under vladimir tarnopolski. outside of the conservatory he has studied with a variety of composers including antoine beuger and radu malfatti of the wandelweiser collective.

kirill composed self-land’s stains ii in 2013. it has been performed only once and this album is a document of that performance. it was performed by the guitarist, denis sorokin in 2016. the sound is time and silence.

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kind words for electro parables/electro parábolas by volcano radar!

Como ocurre con tantos músicos uruguayos en el exterior, la exitosa trayectoria de Elbio Rodríguez Barilari tiene poca repercusión local. En 1998 se instaló en Chicago y sus composiciones se vienen tocando por diversas orquestas y conjuntos. En 2012 armó, junto a la estadounidense Julia Miller, el grupo Volcano Radar.

Source: Los sonidos del silencio – Brecha

pan y rosas release ijereja by lauren redhead!

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lauren redhead is an internationally performed composer and an experimental organist whose recent work is published by material press, berlin. she increasinglyproduces works of graphic and open notation, and often works with multimedia. as an organist she has developed a performance practice for organ and electronics and frequently performs in a duet with alistair zaldua and in the collective automatronic. lauren is senior lecturer in music at canterbury christ church university.

her new album draws inspiration from the mycenean greek word for “priestess” in the linear b script. the opera draws on real and fictional maps, sound poetry, linear b, recorded improvisations and strategies for performing and responding as an ensemble. ijereja is interested in the interrogation of the potentially liminal space between performance, voice, speech, language, text, writing and notation.

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kind words for fluid timescape by elbio barilari and andy cohn and blue amsterdam by sonicbright!

Two new releases from Pan y Rosas retrieve the classic sounds of analogue and early experimental electronics and put them to different, but musically substantial, uses. The aptly-titled Fluid Times…

Source: AMN Reviews: Elbio Barilari & Andy Cohn – Fluid Timescape [Pan y Rosas pyr186]; Sonicbright – Blue Amsterdam [pyr185] « Avant Music News