[microsound-announce] New CD Album "Ification" by Pure on Crónica Electronica released on Nov 1st 2008

pure pure at test.at
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:

Fire 03:12min
After the Bomb 09:40min
Approximation 06:14min
Blind Flight 07:12min
Sonomatopoeia 06:38min
End 15:50min
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 
by Crónica.

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 tracks.

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 
Anke Eckardt.

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.



More information about the microsound-announce mailing list