Verbal Brainwash and Other Works by Åke Hodell

Åke Hodell | Verbal Brainwash and Other Works Fylkingen Records (3xCD/DL) Åke Björnsson Hodell (1919-2000) was a Swedish poet, author, text-sound composer, and visual artist. He was also trained as fighter pilot, but after a crash during a practice flight (1941) and few years of hospitalization, he became a dedicated anti-militarist; something very apparent in his work, especially his earlier pieces. He began experimenting with what he called “elektronismer” (later “text-sound composition”), a blend of sound collage, spoken word, recorded radio plays and musique concrete, based on narratives and their electronic editing/process. His collaboration with the music department of Sveriges Radio … Continue reading Verbal Brainwash and Other Works by Åke Hodell

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Runt Vigor by Audrey Chen

Audrey Chen | Runt Vigor Karlrecords (LP/DL) Out later this week is the new recording from Chinese-American electronic artist Audrey Chen, featuring cello and voice. Runt Vigor is packed with four unusual compositions opening with the pairing of Heavy that flows gently right into In The – an acoustic journey. In what sounds like a highly amplified mouth sound ASMR-lovers will rush to the table. It’s a succession of tiny rubbery percussion with snorts, inhales and choked up kisses. Not since Jaap Blonk (or the recent Jason Kahn) have I heard such devoted, raw lipservice. It’s oddly disconcerting at first, … Continue reading Runt Vigor by Audrey Chen

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