ZLE OKO is the trashy collage and punk-noise-drone project of Olga 23. Originally from Warsaw, Poland, she is currently based in Oslo, Norway. Her political lyrics are inspired by the sad current social issues of her country of origin (Poland). She also explores the contexts of folk demonology and symbols.
ZLE OKO created Cykuta in her home studio in Oslo during the spring and summer of 2018. The sound is: burned out, a scorched strip of land. Clenched fists. Asleep in peace.
*Todas Las Anteriores is a Mexican ensemble that focuses on sound improvisation and experimentation with electronic media. The members of the ensemble, Piaka Roela and Libertad Figueroa, create a conversation between SuperCollider live coding and sampling, and an exploration of sounds produced with decontextualized electric guitar and objects.
Mis ojos arden en el espacio ciego was inspired by the poem called The Awake Monologue (in Spanish Monólogo del Despierto) written by the Mexican poet, translator and journalist, Margarita Michelena. The songs correspond to fragments of the poem. It is a musical interpretation of the ideas that Michelena portrayed, described and reflected on about sleep and dreams, life and death as well as music.
Wilhelm Matthies mostly records in the studio releasing solo, duet and group pieces on Soundcloud and his micro-netlabel, darkpebble-bluewave. Mostly his music is contemporary classical either as free improvisation or using graphic composition. Since 2012 Wilhelm has been developing the mosesa, a string instrument that allows for maximum access to the string spectrum and allows various sounding boards to be attached.
Reid Karris is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, sound enthusiast and improviser hailing from Chicago, Illinois trying very hard to get all the music stuck in his head out for all the world to hear. After spending years as an odd guitarist trying to fit in with the world of rock music Reid shifted his focus towards improvisation, noise, drone and avant-garde.
roots and ripples is an internet collaboration. In march of 2018, Wilhelm and Reid each recorded three tracks on their own and then exchanged them to finish the other’s pieces. The sound is: earthy scratches, smears, thumps and bumps, and ringing, clear bell tones. Sometimes crashing and crackling.
Markus Reineke was born in 1969. Has been playing electronics since 1996. And has been freely improvising since 2014.
His first album for pan y rosas, Was soll schon passieren is a collection of improvisations over erased improvisations. A collage process to reduce to remnant traces before layering on top. A foundation of analog synth, contact microphone, electronics, field recordings, objects, percussion, processing, recorders, voice. Bass recorder as final layer.