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KYMATIK / MIDWITCH CUCKOOS

ANTHROPOLOGICAL CONSTANTS (PARADIGM DISCS)

KYMATIK / MIDWITCH CUCKOOS - ANTHROPOLOGICAL CONSTANTS 108506
Format:
1 LP
Release:
24.02.2017
Label:
PARADIGM DISCS
Genre:
Independent
Kat.-Nr.:
108506
Barcode:
5055300392275
The works on Anthropological Constants straddle a fence between field recording and experimental composition.

The intention of each piece is to lead the listener astray in their environment by firstly identifying cues or references, and then slowly transforming them without replacing them with other [more] cues.

As one reviewer wrote, the presence of constantly changing soundscapes... of unfathomable origin, which act like some kind of travelogue of...

your own memories', defines the intent behind these works. The original tracks that make up this LP were the first computer-based compositions (originally made between 1996 and 2001), derived from methods employed in live group performances during the late 1980s, which used the same techniques for transporting the audience from the known to the unknown; from the public to the private or the external to the internal, by capturing and feeding back the listening space via chains of controlled processing.

This isn't an attempt to separate the individual from the group listening experience but to try and demonstrate a method by which the individual listener is co-opted into a group experience of a space, via the removal of any specific meanings or cues and replacing them with potentials derived from the deconstruction of memory.

First the environment must be un-learned; un-mediated; detourned. To some extent, these experiments are also psychedelic, in the sense that they aim at revealing something personal to each listener, which is also ever-present in the wider human experience of the surroundings
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. DENTISTS FOR MICE
  • 1.2. ARDèCHE MORNING
  • 1.3. TWO PARTS WATER