Cuspo by Síria

Síria | Cuspo Crónica (CS/DL) The collective Portugese label Crónica has been bringing cutting edge, genre defying music since 2003 – and no signs of stopping here. This is Síria‘s debut (aka Diana Combo) and its an assortment of collaborations – field recordings, voice and vinyl records. At first, on Por Riba,  (partly recorded by John Grzinich) it’s quite a soothing, almost meditative blend of silky song and lightly vibrating drone electronics, with some subtle percussion. The setting is spare and dreamy, though it seems like we are in daylight in this adaptation from a recording of Catarina Chitas by Michel Giacometti. … Continue reading Cuspo by Síria

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Joe Colley – Disasters of Self

Tue, 25 January 2011 Originally appeared on Resident Advisor Joe Colley Disasters of Self Agitated industrial friction slowly disperses. Somewhere amidst this parsed out recording you sense deconstruction in the delicate play of static. Perhaps it’s a field recording of rain? Joe Colley, a name synonymous with sound work often coalescing within its worldly, physical structures brings out the deeper reflection in “Mirror at the End of the Road” from the three LP box set Disasters of Self. Things don’t sit still for long. Blasts of percussive clanging rattle in the background, as if someone is rummaging for something in … Continue reading Joe Colley – Disasters of Self

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Reviews: 9/13/2002

Joe Colley :: Anthem: Static For Empty Life (C.I.P.) Joe Colley (Crawl Unit) releases a limited edition (500) 3″ CD clocking in at nineteen sedacious minutes. This is the type of recording that standardizes new genres somewhere ten years down the turnpike from where we are right now. Eleven minutes into this long player my entire computer system is rumbling and the volume is only at 1/2 throttle (btw: no computers were used on his end). Mind you, this disc is not about shock value noise by any means, it is simply full, jamming with sound at all corners. His … Continue reading Reviews: 9/13/2002

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