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 – Ahornfelder
Reinterpreting and making connections between scores by Alvin Lucier, Marko Ciciliani, Michael Pisaro and Lars Petter Hagen, this album is a perfect example of Håkon Stene’s “post-percussive” approach. Moving away from traditional drum techniques, the author has embraced an open sound concept: any item capable of making sound can be modulated in different ways and used. Stene is a veteran performer and his approach to contemporary music is often informed by experimental instrument choices. Currently undertaking educational and artistic research at the Norwegian Academy of Music, he works on electronics and futuristic sound projects, such as Elements of Light, a collaboration between Pantha du Prince (Hendrik Weber) and The Bell Laboratory. This record, which was released on Experimedia, combined acoustic instruments and digital production (Ableton Live) and received contributions from Martin Horntveth (Jaga Jazzist), Erland Dahlen and Heming Valebjørg. In Etude Begone Badum, tracks one, three and five (based on compositions by Lars Petter Hagen) are the result of seven studies in self-imposed tristesse. Track two was recorded by Wolfgang Musil at the Vienna Universität Für Musik Und Darstellende Kunst and featured Marko Ciciliani. The project was supported by Arts Council Norway and by the Fund For Performing Artists. The congruence of the different cuts enchants the listener thanks to intense and measured sequences and passionate cinematic passages. This is a refined work that goes beyond traditional ideas of the genre.
Pantha du Prince & the Bell Laboratory – Spectral Split (Official Music Video)
Håkon Stene – Etude Begone Badum