Harsh Noise Wally, is a sophisticated mashup mixing strips of Wally, the lazy and cynic colleague of Dilbert with some epic noise music extreme attitudes. Well conceived and assembled.
CD – Cronica
There are fourteen different tracks in “Lovely Banalities”, the second release on Crónica for the Lithuanian sound-artist Gintas K. Although there are multiple “field recording” interludes, connections and micro-frequencies, they result in a rather continuous, evocative and fascinating flow of sound. They are made of synthetic articulations, loop-based sequences, improvised digital digressions, or minimal modulations. Finally, those that are in a sophisticated and calibrated shape are used in abstract sound events. Modulations that integrate elements from alien melodies, natural and artificial sounds, in a poetic setting, not detached from unexpected events, are artfully reworked and handled. White noise, tonal inflections, “glitches”, floating pulses, and noisy drifts, giving rise to imaginative narratives, pervaded by a familiar estrangement, effective – ultimately – in immersing us even deeper, in subtly adventurous and intriguing listening.