[microsound-announce] New CD Album "Ification" by Pure on Crónica Electronica released on Nov 1st 2008
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Sat Nov 15 17:53:21 EST 2008
New CD Album "Ification" on Crónica Electronica released on Nov 1st 2008
Listen to it: http://www.myspace.com/pvre
Order it: http://www.cronicaelectronica.org/?p=038
Read about it:
After the Bomb 09:40min
Blind Flight 07:12min
Iron Sky 09:12min
After more than ten CDs and several vinyls under different aliases,
projects or collaborations that ranged a multitude of musical styles
over the last 15 years, Pure’s newest release is now proudly presented
Three and a half years later than scheduled, and six years after his
previous studio CD release “Noonbugs” on Mego, Pure returns with his
fourth solo full-length album — “Ification” — the outcome of a long
period of live work (documented in the first two volumes of the “Home Is
Where My Harddisk is” series), residencies — in France, with Johnny
Dekam, where the “Reqoil Displaced Peaceoff” DVD was produced — and
collaborations — the “Heart Chamber Orchestra” with Erich Berger, an
audio-visual performance based on the heart-beats of an orchestra of 12
“Ification” presents a collection of seven highly diverse tracks that
revolve around dense, filmic and eerie atmospheres, without ever
drifting into obvious or simple harmonies. As in his previous work, Pure
takes from music history whatever serves his narrative needs and
appropriates it through his very own sound-mangling strategies.
Complementing this approach, here, and for the first time in his work,
there is a very tight integration of various instrumentalists, whose
recordings — produced for this CD — are often the compositional base of
The intro FIRE is a short statement based on a guitar recording of
Christoph de Babalon (Digital Hardcore artist and owner of the label
Cross Fade Enter Tainment) freed from all flesh with only the bare-bones
AFTER THE BOMB is a long, gentle, deep meditation on the nature of
low-frequency sounds with tiny melodies and subtle percussion sliding in
at the end.
With APPROXIMATION Pure enters new fields with a simultaneous minimal
and bombastic track built around what reminds high string instruments,
low horns, and sparse percussion giving the track a classical touch.
NIGHT FLIGHT is an epic, slow-changing drone piece that glides through
time like a car by the night on an endlessly straight road.
SONOMATOPEIA melts a composition of isolationist sounds with vocal
experiments of female metal singer Alexandra von Bolzn going from silent
whispers to bursts of aggression that out-power power electronics’ voices.
END takes the longest time to develop. In almost 16 minutes it travels
from an eerie space filled with echoes of percussions and cymbals
through a tunnel of static distortions of bass played by sound artist
Closing the album, METAL SKY introduces one more surprise. Built around
drums played by Martin Brandlmayr (drummer of austrian band Radian who
also provided the percussion on AFTER THE BOMB) like only he can play
them and another appearance of Alexandra von Bolzn the last track starts
off with held-back heaviness decreasing to a standstill and ends in a
melancholic, noisy rock-like piece.
“Ification” was written, recorded and mixed by Pure, mastered by Martin
Siewert at Motone Sound Services, in Vienna, and its cover art was
specially created by Jan Rohlf.
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