pan y rosas release sizigias by the cátodo dúo!

based in chile, the cátodo dúo consists of amanda irarrázabal on double bass and ramiro molina on electric guitar. they began playing together in 2012 as a way of sharing their experiences in the field of the improvised music. built around a string concept, the duo easily moves from intense rhythmic situations to dense layers of noise. the music is totally improvised and their sound arises from treating instruments as sources of sound in every sense of the word using prepared instruments and avoiding conventional playing.

the second album from cátodo dúo! recorded in the studio over three days, the duo investigates sound spaces that go beyond the primarily acoustic nature of the first album to interact with electronic processes. thick noise compounds appear, revealing what was only hinted at before. audacious electronic transformations. a fluidity. a constant and sustained attention to the moment. a focused syntax.

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pan y rosas release UN by bella!

bella is a brazilian artist and musician who lives in são paulo. she attempts to erase the boundaries between sound and space with performances focused on the imperceptible movements of reality. her work is frequently interdisciplinary and collaborative.

UN is a document of a live performance from february of 2017. the sound is: water vibrates, reflected by a light. drawing image-sound contours. creating a live painting formed by sound, water and light. the interface between science and art.

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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 abailable by cecilia lopez and wenchi lazo!

cecilia lópez is a composer, musician and instrument builder from buenos aires, argentina. her work explores the boundaries between composition and improvisation, as well as the resonance properties of diverse materials through the creation of non-conventional sound devices.

wenchi lazo is an improviser from argentina who uses a guitar and electronics.

the two musicians met over the course of 2015 and 2016 to document a series of electronic improvisations. they used synthesizers, drum machines and processors. the sound is: resonance feedback. pummel. wooze bend. castles in space. clocks ticking from station to station.

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pan y rosas release live in berlin by muyassar kurdi!

muyassar kurdi is a brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist. her work encompasses sound, extended vocal technique, performance art, movement, photography, and film. a versatile improviser, muyassar has composed and performed music for voice, harmonium, piano, lyre, autoharp, and theremin in both solo and collaborative environments. she currently focuses her attention to interweaving homemade electronic instruments and sculpture into her vocal and dance performances, stirring a plethora of emotions from her audience members through vicious noise, ritualistic chants, and meditative movements.

movement. voice. electronics. sculpture.

it all happened in berlin on february 17, 2017.

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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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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 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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