Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Poisonous Frequencies: Torschlusspanik

Poisonous Frequencies is a sort of power trio, unexpectedly formed in 2015. Federsel, Petr Vrba and Didi Kern go berserk mixing rock, noise and free improvisation. 
Petr Vrba is discovering the possibilities of electrified trumpet, disguised as electric guitar and Tomislav Federsel is continuing in his search for the most awful electric guitar sound. Didi Kern beats the drum.

Their debut album recorded live in Studio Jámor, Prague is just being released by Czech-Finnish label Meteorismo in limited series of 100 vinyls.

"This free improvisation by all means goes far from the jazz idioms and non-idioms and has its roots in the rock music stripped of all of its clichés."
Petr Slabý, UNI







Tomáš Procházka/Federsel is a musician, improviser, sound artist, performer and producer. He is a member of the theater Handa Gote research & development and music projects B4, Gurun Gurun, Radio Royal, Federsel & Mäkelä, Wabi Experience and also performs solo as Federsel. He works with field recordings, media archeology, electric and acoustic instruments purely electronic systems. He performs his version no input mixing board or performs the prepared guitar and objects. He is a founder of concert series Wakushoppu. In 2014 he founded with Pasi Mäkelä microlabel Meteorismo.
http://federsel.blogspot.cz/

Petr Vrba
Thanks to his discovering of non-idiomatic improvisation using trumpet, clarinet, vibrating speaker, egg slicers, contact microphones etc. became one of the most active experimental musicians in Prague. He co-founded several improvisation projects (IQ + 1, Prague improvisation orchestra, Los Amargados, Slots & Joints, 2 horses too many, Yanagi duo, Junk & the Beast etc.), A member of the experimental-folk-noise-rock trio Rouilleux, regularly works with the dance music scene in the Czech Republic (KaPe, Arthuur, Setkáme se). It is a music dramaturg of Školská 28 Gallery and over twenty years he broadcasts on a Radio 1 (13 syrových).
www.vrrrba.cz

DD KERN
Didi Kern plays mainly rock, improvised and electronic music. Drumming since childhood, began in rural marching bands. Since the nineties, a member of bands like Bulbul or Fuckhead. He co-founded the group Broken Heart Collector and his teammates include Philipp Quehenberger, Mats Gustafsson, Ken Vandermark, Graewe Georg, Franz Hautzninger. Occasionally performs as a DJ.
http://www.bulbul.at/
http://www.fuckhead.at/

http://brokenheartcollector.klingt.org/

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

METEORISMO: The Art of Distortion

METEORISMO compilation 2016
The Art of Distortion Vol. 1

Another marvellous compilation of METEORISMO label, this time focused on use of distortion in sound and music. Distortion is not just your Boss DS-1 super rare vintage Turbo Distortion guitar effect - we ecouraged everyone to dig deeper in the black art of distorting the audio signal and bring all kinds of sound deformation: tape distortion, mechanical deformation, lo-fi recording techniques, overdriven tubes, cheap preamps, fuzzboxes and also some digital stuttering.
Blackest of the black arts! The art of distortion!


Mastering: Federsel, CSN
Cover art: Meteorismo




Released April 25, 2016

Federsel/Vrba
or Poisonous Frequencies duo. Dialog of electric trumpet and the ugliest electric guitar sound in progress.

federsel.blogspot.cz vrrrba.cz

Poprvé a za peníze
Jingle bells from Prague.
Iveta Plná is visual artist and musician, member of project IR where she plays with Romano Krzych.
ir2music.bandcamp.com
 

Tyto Alba
Electroacoustic/ improvisation/ site-specific music/ urban shamanism from Prague.
tytoalbacz.bandcamp.com soundcloud.com/tytoalbacz
 

Himopitkä
Handcrafted analoque sounds from Finland.

 

Komissar Hjuler
Musician, visual artist, film maker and police officer in Flensburg, Germany. Member of the NO!art Movement.

 www.asylum-lunaticum.de
 

Erick Diego
is Mexican experimental musician and sound artist based in Mexico City. His work dispalys the mechanisms of risk in an attempt to prove that emptiness has occupied everything.

 

TEXTORMANCE
is a one man sound/noise project based primarily on a typewriter. TEXTORMANCE means textual performance including associations of sexual romance, torture and necromancy. TEXTORMANCE is Tuomas Timonen from Finland.

 

.RR
is a project of Arturo Ortega sound artist with based in Guadalajara, Mexico. His work explore electroacustic sounds and modified electronic devices, he founded A.M.P-RECS netlabel that publish experimental and alternative music since 2005. 

   rr.amp-recs.com  
www.amp-recs.com
 

PAM/Vrba
PAM is Prague based Finn, performer and musician. His first solo album was released by Meteorismo in 2014. Petr Vrba is a man with the trumpet, member of IQ+1, Poisonous Frequencies, Rouilleux and Prague Improvisation Orchestra.
vrrrba.cz
 

Tarnovski & Asuna
Jara Tarnovski is one of the founding members of experimental/electronic quartet Gurun Gurun (Home Normal). He also plays in the bands Wabi Experience, IQ+1 and The Czech Psychedelic Society Manifesto.
Asuna is Japanese sound artist and musician. He has debuted on Spanish label Lucky Kitchen in 2002. Then he release a lot of works on various labels around the world. He makes experimental pizza music using a lot acoustic and electronic instruments.
www.gurunas.net sites.google.com/site/aaaaasunaaaaa

Martin Janíček, Tomáš Procházka: Soundtracks for Silent Movies

A selection of recordings from the live accompaniment to silent films Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam (1920) and Gypsies (1921). Recorded at the Czech Center in Rotterdam and Cinema Iluzjon, Warszawa.



Released April 25, 2016

Martin Janíček: objects, electronics
Tomáš Procházka: live sampling

Sound editing and tracklist: Tarnovski, CSN
Recording, mastering: Federsel, CSN
Cover: Radek Pokorný


Special thanks:
Czech centre Warszawa
Czech centre Rotterdam
Petr Janyška 


The Pololáníks: The Suspicious Slumber Party

The Suspicious Slumber Party
(Federsel curates The Pololáníks)


Federsel mixes abandoned material from his favored Czech free improvisation combo as an unsolicited tribute to the promising band, now on indefinite hiatus.

Released April 25, 2016

Recording, mixing and mastering: Federsel, CSN
Tracklist: Tarnovski, CSN
Music: The Pololáníks
Cover: Radek Pokorný 


Monzun Kandahar: U25494vsFR7327

Field recording noise from well-known Czech musician and producer, well-hidden under his mysterious moniker.
All the sounds were recorded and mixed in an aeroplane on several travels of the artist.



Released April 25, 2016

Recorded, mixed and mastered on the plane by Monzun Kandahar. 


Thursday, September 17, 2015

RADIO LAPUTA: FROM THE HUT

RADIO LAPUTA: FROM THE HUT
cut-up & fold-in low fidelity radio documentary from the Prague Quadriennale 2015
Handa Gote v týmu Rádia Laputa předkládají subjektivní záznam z Pražského Quadrienále 2015, kde po celou dobu přebývali v chatě postavené na dvorku Náprstkova muzea. Zde vedli rozhovory s lidmi, prokládané zvuky a útržky živé či reprodukované hudby, nebo vytvářeli surrealistickou reportáž, vzápětí destruovanou dalšími vrstvami zvuku. Čtyřstopý magnetofon Fostex s jedinou kazetou zaznamenával zvukové události po dobu více než deset dní za použití podomácku vyrobených mikrofonů. Výsledkem je dekonstruovaný radiodokument, epická ukázka zvukového anti-designu. Rozhovory s významnými i neznámými lidmi, náhodné hlukové poryvy, nečekané hudební vsuvky, nevyžádané proklamace, šumy a brumy, wow and flutter.




RADIO LAPUTA: FROM THE HUT
cut-up & fold-in low fidelity radio documentary from the Prague Quadriennale 2015
Handa Gote crew was recording random events happening during Prague Quadrenniall 2015, under the moniker Radio Laputa. All this happenned mainly in The Hut, which they build as a part of their PQ 2015 installation. The result is deconstructed radio documentary, an epic example of sound anti-design. Short interviews with important and unknown people, random bursts of noise, unexpected musical interludes, old recording leaking from the used tape, unsolicited proclamations, hiss and hum, wow and flutter.





Recorded between 17. and 29. June 2015 on four track tape recorder Fostex X-15.

www.handagote.com

The Hut was part of Prague Quadrenniall 2015
www.pq.cz
 

RADIO LAPUTA: FROM THE HUT
cut-up & fold-in low fidelity radio documentary from the Prague Quadriennale 2015

with
Sodja Lotker
Mark Jeffery
Petr Vizina
Pavel Štorek
Al Margolis
Alain Kerriou
Ewan McLaren
Pavel Kopřiva
Rebeka Ingimurnardottir
Rastislav Juhás
Braňo Pažitka
Daniela Voráčková
Matylda a Alžběta Dörnerovy
Lukáš Jiřička
and many others



Radio Laputa crew:
Tomáš Procházka
Robert Smolík
Martin Janíček
Veronika Švábová
Jan Dörner


Thanks to
Miloš Vojtěchovský
for the Radio Laputa name.



Produkce:
jedefrau.org

Handa Gote is supported by The City of Prague and the Czech Ministry of Culture. 
 
 

Interpretace - Mistra Jana Léta Páně XV

Interpretace : Mistra Jana Léta Páně XV
Interpretace je tajuplný kolektiv působící od osmdesátých let více, či méně v utajení, zpočátku také pod různými názvy. Značku Interpretace přijal až poté, co italský label Old Europa Café vydal v osmdesátých letech bez jejich vědomí kazetu s názvem Interpretace. Výsledky své práce příliš nevystavují na odiv, zůstává spíše soukromou aktivitou, založené na dlouholetém přátelstvím. V době přebujelé sebeprezentace jev nevídaný. Jsme rádi, že můžeme alespoň toto malé seznámení s jejich hudbou zprostředkovat.
Nahrál Kytaristus doma.


Interpretace : Mistra Jana Léta Páně XV
Interpretace is an enigmatic collective operating since the 80s more or less in secret.  Initially they used different names until the Italian label Old Europa Café released their music on a cassette titled Interpretace without their knowledge, from then on they kept this name. The results of their work are not shown too often, it remains more as a private activity, based on many years of friendship, at a time of rampant self-presentation this is an unprecedented phenomenon. We are pleased that we can present at least this small introduction to the their musical world.
Recorded at home by Kytaristus.