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Blinking Lights 009 – Tape Fields and Boom Plants

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Why Blog? Marc Weidenbaum has a good answer to that. Also I’ll try to follow his suggestion and post a bit more often. Let’s see how that goes.

If you’re somebody who posts regularly on social media, but feels kind of weird about it, give the article below a read, it’s full of interesting thoughts on the topic.

And now, for some random things from around the web.

Giovanni Lami’s Tapeocracy on the Sound Propositions Podcast (on A Closer Listen). I’m always an easy pray for anything that has tape in it.

Also via A Closer Listen I found out about this Austrian produces who seamlessly mixes field recordings, instrumental hip hop and electronica. Definitely a source of inspiration!

Talking of inspiration, somebody who’s doing really interesting things with field recordings is Jenny Berger Myhre, who I first read about on Jez Riley French’s 4 Questions.

I like how, in her work, there’s really no distinction between field recording, concrete sound and composed music.

I’ve been keeping an eye – or better an ear – on K’in Sventa for some time now, because I’m a big fan of instrumental hip hop and the intersection of it with modular is of course something that automatically gets my attention.

Btw. I really should interview K’in Sventa one day! Mental note taken.

The definitive module for Houseplant Music?


Infinitedigits, who I’ve interviewed some time ago, has a new thing out. He describes it as an album for running. I really like how he depicts the act of running in the album’s blurb:

running is best described as a series of controlled falls which was my intention with this album. I wanted this music to lift up and then drop down gently, again and again. but you don’t have to run while listening to this album. the songs are there to push and pull you along, to be a source of will if you are suddenly without.

I get a few mails from people asking me to review their album or to make an interview. This is how I found out about Italian violinist Francesca Guccione. The album wasn’t really in line with what I usually write about here, which tends to be music made predominantly with electronic instruments, but it caught my attention anyway.

The underlying theme of the album resonates with me. The musical exploration of a place, in this case the city of Modica, is definitely down my alley.

[…][ the record describes a day spent in this imaginary place that takes life from the places of my land, in a horizon where if lost it confines between reality to the imagination.

The full album is here: francescaguccione.bandcamp.com


If you’ve been following this blog for some time you’ll know that I like to trade albums (as in, I’ll give you an album and you’ll give me one of yours in exchange) and so far I’ve been incredibly lucky with all the trades I’ve made. The latest swap was particularly wonderful. I mean, a whole tape full of Genuine Nordic-Walking Music! It can’t get any better than this!

Hannes
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Graphic designer, illustrator and soundmangler. He makes music as kurodama and as part of the electronic music duo kvsu. Together with his wife Elizabeth he runs Papernoise, a small design studio located in northern Italy, specialised in graphic design for the world of music.

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