21 Feb 2012

Noise master Gate release a new album: Deconstructed

Noise meets jazz one more time in Gate’s lastest release Deconstructed

Noise album DeconstructedGate is a noise project based in Tokyo, Japan and they have release their lastest album on Fluttery Records. The new album is called Deconstructed.

The music contains noise, free jazzdroneambientindustrial elements. Lets have look at a new review about the album. Jan Williem Broek (music writer / DJ) has written a review about the band and their lastest album:

Lajos creates improvisations with 7-string bass, guitar, sousen, electric morin khuur, zarazara, and various other effects and noise makers. Half a year after the project was founded, the Japanese wind instrument player Taka joined the project, and with his saxophones, flutes, ryuuteki (dragon flute), recorders, whistles, and didgeridoo, he adds an extra dimension to the project’s sound. Lajos’s philosophical background undoubtedly contributed to the way of making music, although one shouldn’t take the term ‘music’ too literally. He refers to Spinoza who said that freedom is illusion. Nevertheless, they create a free sound, albeit as free as the listener experiences it. What I mean is that the one will hear unstructured cacophony, while the other recognizes patterns and structure. To that extent freedom stays an illusion. Let me take the freedom to say that they manage to create immense tension between recognizable and undefinable sound. They open a ‘gate’ to your own interpretation. CDs ‘no exit’ (2009) and ‘iterations’ 2010 so fascinating. The sounds almost became secondary to their elaboration. The result is a kaleidoscopic whole of drones, noisejazzindustrial, doom, and Japanese traditional music, in which the sounds freely ‘wander’ through indescribable, capricious soundscapes. |˟˟| now released the CD ‘deconstructed’, which lets go of the founding principles. Philosophy also means time for reflection and seeing things in a different light.With this, Lajos moves into the territory of Aube, Merzbow, KK Null, Otomo Yoshihide, God and John Zorn. It is like looking at a 3D image and suddenly seeing depth. Between the gates of the different dimensions, the music of |˟˟⌡ moves in a wayward and most of all captivating way. Incomprehensibly good!”

The album is highly recommended for listeners of noisedroneambientindustrial music also for the people looking for new tastes in jazz.

Some similar artists might be Merzbow, Boris, Masonna, Government Alpha, John Zorn, The Gerogerigegege, Guilty Connector, Hijokaidan, Hanatarash, C.C.C.C., Prurient, Svarte Greiner, Alec Empire, Whitehouse, Wolf Eyes, Lustmord, Sutcliffe Jügend, John Wiese, Nurse With Wound, Daniel Menche, Boredoms, Sunn O))), Kevin Drumm, Machinefabriek, Burning Star Core, Peter Brötzmann Brighter Death Now, Ground Zero, Hair Police, Skullflower, Zloty Dawai, Melt-Banana, Genocide Organ, Ryoji Ikeda, Throbbing Gristle, Birchville Cat Motel, Pan Sonic.

The album is available on major music download stores like Itunes, Bandcamp, AmazonMP3, Napster and eMusic. The CD can be purchased from the Fluttery Records website (flutteryrecords.com).

Fluttery Records is an independent record label releasing Post-rockAmbientExperimentalElectronicModern Classical Music. All label releases can be streamed free on the label website.

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20 Feb 2012

Indie / Electro-pop band KRAPP release their debut, A Void On A Cradle

KRAPP’s debut “A Void On A Cradle” is a twelve pieces collection swings between surrealistic tales and non-sense joke, electronica and experimentalism.

indie band krappKrapp is an interesting band from France. Imagine your kitchen plenty of ingredients, but all recipes you’ve tried are boring and you want to taste something new. Krapp’s songs are results of this culinary-chemical experimentation. You can hear bits and pieces reminding jazz, rock, electro, pop, classical music. But the idea was not to fit in a category, but to explore, to experiment with sounds and create an original musical universe.

Krapp enjoys using non binary rhythms and dissonant melodies. Drums are replaced by the chirping of crickets, or the crack of opening a can of coke. There is no limit in this sense in the music of Krapp. Lyrics can remind surrealist modern tales or non-sense jokes. All is fine as long as the word suits the music and evokes different meanings and feelings.

Kevin Brosse (alias Mr K. ,bassist, lyricist and singer in many bands as ENGINe, Krabben in Lake, Out of Focus…) and Olga Svobodova (singer and saxophonist in Zel Wel, Strvfkjrb Beitobovitsch and Olgoj Korkoj) work on Krapp since 2008, sometimes helped by Naxoprods’ musicians such as Cédric Bouvet (sax from heraclite), Elodie Nicolas (multi-instrumentalist and fine artist), Florent Garnaud (guitar from Flying Penguins and wateringcan) who performed on the album.

Recommended if you like: Björk, The Knife, Fever Ray,CocoRosieGoldfrapp, Zu, Portishead, David Sylvian, Alain Bashung, Bela Bartok, 31 Knots, Bat for Lashes, Soap&Skin, Emilie Simon, Matmos, Patrick Wolf, PeachesVive la Fête, Röyksopp, Ladytron, Imogen Heap, Zola Jesus

indie album by Krapp
Fluttery Records is an independent record label focusing on Post-rockAmbientExperimentalElectronicModern Classical music. All label releases can be streamed free on the label website. The album is available on major music download stores like Itunes, Bandcamp, AmazonMP3, Napster and eMusic. The CD can be purchased from the Fluttery Records website.

Listen or Buy this album