Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Sounds of the Day #109/2017: My Inhaled books #52 // Grischa Lichtenberger (3,4), Aria Rostami & Daniel Blomquist (1), Philippe Petit (1), Rapoon (1), Yair Elazar Glotman (19

My Inhaled books #52
Juan de la Cruz - Die helle Nacht
Kruzifix, nochmal since the late 1980's
Grischa Lichtenberger - 001_0315_13_dest

Grischa Lichtenberger 003_1115_fn_2
 taken from »spielraum | allgegenwart | strahlung«(2017)
[Raster Noton, info] as a central point of reference of grischa lichtenberger‘s »la demeure/il y a péril en la demeure« complex, raster-noton releases a limited edition of three 12“ vinyl EPs that are accompanied by a handmade, signed and individualized screen print. the three EPs were set up as an experiment. each of the records is guided by a word that could be described as a phantasmagoria, a delusion of the 20th century – like a metaphor that is concerned not only with its immediate meaning, but with an implication more emotional, more irrational, telling something about the mindset of the not so distant past. these keywords already existed before the production on the tracks began and thus played the role of an indirect orientation or playground for association. nevertheless, the EPs are not conceptualized, but rather a collection of habits and strategies in relation to the titles. common to all EPs of the triptych is the question of a connection between intimacy and the public sphere. aesthetically, the music presented on the EPs ranges from distressing and unaligned dancefloor-oriented tracks to tribal and politically charged drones to unsettling noise ballads. on »spielraum«, for example, hypnotizing music box melodies are combined with claustrophobic breakbeats. »allgegenwart«, on the other hand, presents mechanical rhythms and sawing pads, topped with high-pitched warning sounds. last but not least, the final EP »strahlung« features self-forgetful, gloomy and melancholy tracks backed by melodies that remind of a barrel organ turned upside down. please note: this special edition is limited to 500 copies and was printed, stamped and signed by the artist himself. print and paint application variations are intended. for more on the ideas behind the series in grischa lichtenberger‘s own words, see: 

Aria Rostami & Daniel Blomquist - Wandering Eye (2016)

Philippe Petit - You only live ice (2016)

RapoonSong from the end of the world (2016)

Yair Elazar GlotmanNorthern Gulfs (2014)