If you're willing to brave the elements this evening this should be a good gig.
Takeover Recordings commences it's winter campaign with the release of Black Sea Project's long awaited second album, "Passage".http://takeoverrecordings.bandcamp.com
Based on loops and sequences sent by Stephen Rennicks (drexciyaresearchlab, author of Wire's Drexciya Primer) to thatboytim (Tim Smyth,Takeover Recordings owner), and structured into tracks over a two year period, "Passage" draws on a dark palette of influence, including electro, dub, hiphop,EBM, and techno, influenced by the dancefloor, but not necessarily for it.
'Squick' advances the electronic funk-pop sound introduced in the 'Tour Guide' EP, combining tight vocals and experimental production. Influenced by musics such as 80s and 90s R&B, electro, Detroit techno, Minneapolis funk, electro-acoustic/academic composition, 'IDM', and dance hall.
These nine tracks range from stompers to slow jams, with interludes to aid in your journey.
This December 6th, to mark the grand finale of this year’s ArtTrail festival, Black Sun will be hosting the debut and sole Irish performances of New York’s snuff jazz legends, Borbetomagus, Dutch composer/saxophonist Thomas Ankersmit and Edinburgh’s finest junk merchants, Usurper. There will also be an experimental film programme of work by Stéphane Marti -curated by Maximilian Le Cain. Cork based made-to-order vegan desserts company ‘Sugar Moon’ will be on site selling delicious cupcakes, cake and raw chocolate treats.blacksuncork.tumblr.com
Tickets for the grand finale are €14 are are available from Plugd and on door on the night.
For more information on exhibition, workshops and main concert, visit www.arttrail.ie.
The composition is based on sound bytes from the streets of New York: an angry 'evangelist' on Times Square, and a small choir of the Salvation Army. The groove is based on rhythmical baby talk from 2 little girls: 18 months old Welmoed and 2 year old Amber. The work was inspired by the post 9-11 trauma and the role of religion in the history of man:'God kills'. Is Jesus really coming? It is about time...Description from Jacob TV's Youtube, which has a video of the piece.
Sampled loads of acoustic bass guitar string harmonics and made an upset rhythm out of them - someone left a rake of 1940's hollywood show tune records in a bin at my apartment so I rescued them and sampled some warblingSunken Tweets
We always experimented with pickups, with contact microphones, which pick up the internal vibration within the metal, and get a totally different sound. In San Francisco David Harrington from Kronos Quartet took me to their rehearsal space. They play Neubauten pieces, including ‘Armenia', and they went to a junkyard to try and find some pieces for it. I just had to smile when I saw them because they were so unexpertly chosen. The mistake is to choose something by the sound you make when you hit it, that it is a resonating skin. They had these bathtub things, but the point is you can have a massive block of iron and you put a pick up on it and you have the internal frequencies working for you, which is a completely different thing to thinking it is a kind of metal drums. You have to think out of the normal musical instrumentation. The thing that we have used for the longest time is the amplified metal bass spring. If you hit that without the amplification or the microphone, what do you get? Nothing! You just get a click. The trick is getting the frequencies as they run through the spring, and that is not in the normal category of instruments.Goes to show that even seemingly arbitrary decisions (I always assumed they probably grabbed whatever industrial detritus happened to be lying around the nearest Berlin warehouse) by an artist are often conceived in a very considered and controlled manner, achieved by being carefully attuned to what you're after and applying lots of dedication and experimentation.