Friday, July 25, 2014

Sounds of the Day #45/2014: Dave Phillips (1)

Dave Philips - Homo animalis

Important steps towards a post-humanist 
and non-anthropomorph approach to sounds !

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cathartic sonic rituals and humanimalism

homo animalis collects some of dp's most accomplished work to date. composed between 2007 and 2011, these pieces first appeared on limited edition cassettes in russia, poland and in the US and were thoroughly reworked and conceived as an album between 2012 and 2014. this body of work describes a phase in dp's life/work marked by incisive personal experiences formed into sound. begun on "?", "homo animalis" takes a turn for the more sinister and satirical and contains the quintessence of this phase of life with the hindsight that “?“ couldnʼt have.

a text on humanimalism adds another dimension to this album. dp's humanimalism is a concept worded here for the first time. it describes a developed humanoid existence that has overcome the erroneous religious and material phases and has grown into an empathic creature that has made a clear shift towards an emotion-based existence, with social and environmental senses as primary and inherent functions.