[microsound-announce] Ficture - Filled Spaces

David Newman dwnewman at clara.co.uk
Thu Apr 12 02:38:16 EDT 2018

Ficture - Filled Spaces [EP] - OUT NOW


Filled Spaces - RELEASE PAGE

Merchants of Air Review: I was looking for something new to add to my "downtempo" folder, something to accompany acts like Bonobo, Autechre, Miwon and Boards Of Canada. Now this EP falls on my plate and I immediately loved it. It fits right in there, especially the bass loaded opener 'Portable'. All five tracks on the EP are intriguing. They're gloomy yet playful and filled to capacity with interesting sounds, hooks and angles. It's albums like these that put a smile on my face."

Track listing:
01. Portable
02. Briefly
03. Second Aid
04. Drowner
05. J Views – Don't Pull Away (ft. Milosh) [Ficture Remix]

The sonic outcome of Gábor Tokár's alterego Ficture is a collage of various sound sources, ranging from field recordings to analog synthesizers while keeping in mind that literally everything around us can be a potential part of music. Sound manipulation and resampling of self-recorded audio had a big role on Tokár's debut “Roads To Everywhere” released on Lemongrassmusic in 2014, Sound Color Vibration described the EP as being “as soothing as it is intriguing”, while Funkadelphia called it “meticulously electronic, yet strikingly organic”. Tokár's other works include various cooperations as a session musician for bands, being a music producer and sound designer of different art projects, animations and collaborations in a wide range of styles.

Filled Spaces' is a continuous exploration of a time-phrase. Using a slightly more uptempo approach compared to earlier works, the EP's aim is to work as a whole, where parts and sounds of each song are referencing and reflecting on other parts within a piece. Working with more impulsive sound design the songs are giving a ride to the listener while playing with the arrangement as if it would be an ever-changing storyline of a non-verbal audiobook. Ficture's second EP is meant to be an experience on its own, working in the background but eventually pulling in the listener to be fascinated by the details and raise curiosity by the flow of the story 'Filled Spaces' is describing.

Best wishes

David Newman

www.audiobulb.com | exploratory music
www.audiomoves.com | ambient music sync specialist

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