pan y rosas release erebia christi remixes by pat moonchy!

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. to develop her intensely personal musical language she explores electronics and vocal techniques – harmonic singing and circular breathing. she also runs the club, the moonshine, in milan.

for her new album on pan y rosas, pat remixed erebia christi, the album she made with lucky liguori under the sothiac moniker. voice, synth art, guitar and gongs. remixed into a soundscape that exists in its own space.

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pan y rosas release goodbye irony by last king of poland

last king of poland is a chicago-based solo experimental/noise project from tomasz jurczak. his main instruments consist of a large pedalboard used for feedback as well as various noisemakers/synths. he feels that the excess of noise music can make people reflect on their lives in extremely positive ways.

two live tracks recorded almost five years apart. september and july. hideout and jefferson park library. both in chicago. growth. change. evolution.

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pan y rosas release límite by edith alonso!

edith alonso is a composer, improviser, pianist and sound artist. she was born in madrid and began her classical studies playing piano but quickly became interested in other instruments (guitar, saxophone) and styles (jazz, rock). in the early 90’s she played the electric bass in a well-known punk-rock band of the underground scene.

edith is very active in the improvisation field and explores sounds in many processes. she also collaborates with other media, including film and dance, and sound installations.

límite, edith’s first album on pan y rosas, is a document of a live performance at madrid’s centro-centro in february of 2017. prepared electric bass and synthesizers to create the heaviness.

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pan y rosas release bimo by brice catherin and jacques demierre!

after his diploma of composition with michael jarrell in 2006, brice catherin willingly stepped away from the contemporary music institutions in order to develop very freely a few activities: multi-instrumental cellist, improviser, composer and art performer. these activities fed into each another, so that beyond his multidisciplinary shows and improvised concerts, he has never stopped composing and premiering written pieces.

most of his recent projects explore the idea of democracy in art: the artists’ individual responsibilities and their place in the social group as well as those of the members of the audience are challenged and questioned.

jacques demierre is half-composer, half-pianist, half-improviser, and half-performance-artist. brice thinks he is the wisest of them all.

together they are an improvisational duet playing only ancient instruments, in various venues, with or without guests. some people really enjoy what they do, and some people hate what they do. one of the latter wrote an article in a regional paper about how badly they had performed. they recorded this album, with and without outstanding guests, over two sunny days in a former post office.

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pan y rosas release mastcutters by natalia kamia and haruhiko okabe!

natalia kamia is a visual and sound artist who studied classical piano when she was young. She now primarily plays everyday objects and toys. haruhiko okabe is a jazz and free improv sax player who also plays a traditional japanese instrument – hichiriki. he recently appeared at the copenhagen jazz festival. they were both born in 1961 in russia and japan, respectively.

the title of the album comes from the name of the church, located on heights close to the neighborhood where the recordings were made – masthuggskyrkan.

mastcutters consists of four unedited free improvisations and two that were layered with a field recording of the rain (it was supposed to be an outdoor concert, but the weather was unkind). all of the songs were recorded at natalia’s home.

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pan y rosas release spuma pu by spuma pu!

spuma pu is a super group from spain. agnès pe. sarah rasines. niebla fascista. ignacio garcía sánchez. laptops. acoustic battery. voice. sampler.

created in july of 2016. collage. metal static. sleep. glitch laptops. death voice. pummel beats. wash pad hits. blink swirl. you are the video.

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pan y rosas release temporary radiance by cinchel!

cinchel is a chicago based musician working mostly with guitar, effects and laptop to create abstract ambient music that is both minimal and dense. his main focus has been the interaction of sounds/notes with themselves. with only the use of delay, layering and distortion he attempts to make a lot of guitars no longer sound like guitars.

temporary radiance documents the iterations of an idea from practice to performance to reconceptualization. a live recording of a performance. an attempt to re-create the original intent. a deviation and recombination. guitar. effects. laptop.

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pan y rosas release rock nacional by carolina rizzi and omar grandoso!

carolina rizzi is an argentinian pianist, composer and performer. her work on the upright piano investigates the possibilities of expanding and modifying the sound of the instrument with acoustic and electronic devices. she studies and collaborates with pianist and composer adriana de los santos. she has participated in various experimental groups (ensamble atalaya bang, grupo experimenta) interpreting their own compositions as well as those of other composers. her own works have been presented in many contemporary music concerts and experimental festivals in argentina and uruguay.

omar grandoso was born in buenos aires. he plays piano and trombone (among other instruments). he has participated in many projects with different ensembles, and plays regularly with many musicians in improvisation contexts. frode gjerstad, sabu toyozumi, alan courtis, ramiro larrain, sergio paolucci and many others). in addition to his playing with free music groups, he also works within experimental films and contemporary dance; making compositions for theater, visual arts and multimedia.

carolina and omar created rock nacional in 2016. with two pianos, they constructed an homage to argentina’s national rock, its heroes, martyrs and traitors. clusters. chains. rattles. blues. drones. bows. chimes.

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pan y rosas release unlikely objects by isabel nogueira and luciano zanatta!

isabel nogueira is a performer-composer, musicologist and professor from brasil who conducts research in music, gender, the body, and sound creation. she uses voice, synths, field recordings and electronic devices to make experimental music, noise and sound art. isabel is a member of the medula collective for experimental sounds.

luciano zanatta is a performer-composer, has a phd degree in composition at the federal university of rio grande do sul (ufrgs), brazil. where he is also a faculty member of the music department and teacher at the electronic music centre. he develops research projects in composition and sound creation.

unlikely objects is an exploration of everyday objects, including those that usually receive the designation of musical instruments, and the various memories they contain. sounds that are perceived more as a side effect. the performance is an immersive experience drifting between noise and its opposite extreme experience, silence.

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kind words for hiken! by alex elgier and cecilia quinteros and manipulation by lauren sarah hayes!

kind words courtesy of louis pattison. the wire 399. may 2017.

It starts with a shouted “Hiken!”, and the Argentinian duo Elgier and Quinteros immediately let fly. He plays piano, she plays cello, and together they make more racket than most quartets, their chaotic improv conducted with a jerky energy that verges on the comedic. Explosive moments are balanced by subtler passages where the pair hunker down, working microscopically at their instruments with the surprising grace of a contortionist folding himself into a suitcase.

A different kind of trickery is at play on Edinburgh musician Lauren Sarah Hayes’s Manipulation. Her compositions are an exercise in unpredictability, the product of tiny circuit board ecologies that spit out malleable loops directed – albeit only in the most general sense – by outside input. Luckily, the sense of play extends to the finished product, its skittering melodies and clip-clopping rhythms suggesting a mischievous intelligence emerging from this web of wires.