kirill shirokov is a russian composer, improviser, poet and pianist. he continuously collaborates with different writers, artists and performers.
the whole body consists of two pieces performed on an upright piano in a room not prepared for studio recording or concerts. keys, strings and other parts of the piano created with the pianist’s fingers, hands, legs. without hierarchy. various possibilities. different properties. an exploration with spontaneous movement. this is one possible version of the whole.
jelena glazova is a sound/visual artist and poet from riga, latvia. in her pieces and performances she combines images, poetic texts, experimental sounds and installations . her sphere of activity in experimental music is drone/noise, usually constructed from processed vocals. she relies on her voice as a generator, heavily altering it and manipulating it through digital processing.
she created the malady of death in 2017, using her voice, a laptop and controllers. the album is dedicated to the french writer, marguerite duras. bass flutter. sweep drone. grit phase. plates shift. molten.
orlando is a musician from campina grande, a country town in the state of paraíba, brazil. he has been making music since 1995.
makina guru is the first solo work of the brazilian musician orlando.
a journey through multiple sonorities. a trumpet. an electric bass and an upright bass. a ten string viola. processed and transformed. textures and noises of daily life. a fabric of sensations. a challenge of interweaving sounds. perceptions arise from the moment in which the musician lives.
How many albums did you release / perform on in 2017? I’m counting four…
2017 did feel like a really productive year but sometimes it’s hard for me to keep track because a lot of times the music was recorded the previous year. It was also an important year because some of the releases were physical, which is something that I hadn’t done in a long time. There were three cassette releases and I am really happy with them, both the music on them as well as the way they look. I also self-released some live recordings. For this I guess I’ll talk about them in order of their release…
asterisk untitled. a project by the latvian musician līga smirnova. synthetic sound, made with electronic music instruments. noise.
līga smirnova created the pieces on this album using modular synthesizers and some sounds that were synthesized with a computer. the sound is: anthem. bury. rhythm. grain. storm. probe. crush. swarm.
get the album here!
jimmy lacy brings a decade of wild synthesizer to his latest and most personal project to date, SiP. when the music is good the synths and rhythm beats clear space to think about life and the decisions that find you here. this is not music for dancing, but may it embolden positive steps!
live at the whistler is a document of a performance at the whistler in chicago on october 27, 2017. lope. rise and fall. mellow. repetition. hiss. zones.
dave gabriel is a person who is associated with ombrelli sciolti and imelda marcos. he resides in chicago.
drank viva bloom ii, dave gabriel’s second release for the pan y rosas discos label, is grindcore-length faux-avantesque music for the short attention span embracing millenial era. longer than an episode of aqua teen, shorter than an episode of seinfeld.