CD Reviews

Monday 11th January

January 12, 2010

So today I have been listening to a recent-ish release on the Mikroton label, a quartet recording named Palmar Zahler by the quartet of Alan Courtis, Jaime Genovart, Chistof Kurzmann and Pablo Reche. Three quarters of the group are, I believe Argentinian, and indeed the album was recorded in Buenos Aires mid-2008. The other quarter being Kurzmann, the familiar Viennese musician who seems to spend a lot of time in South America these days all the same. The instrumentation on this disc makes interesting reading. Courtis is credited with homemade violin, contact mic, mp3 (maybe this should be mp3 player?) tapes and processing. Genovart ( a completely new name to me) is listed as recording, (live? then played back? hmm) synth and soft (presumably software?) Kurzmann plays lloopp, clarinet and yes, voice, and Reche works with minidisc, iPod, Alesis nanoverb (you tell me) and Korg MS10. I can’t help but demand that this music be good after having to type out that lot! Of course, bar the violin, clarinet and Kurzmann’s distinctive voice I haven’t a clue what sounds come from where…

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Thursday 3rd December

December 4, 2009

It has suddenly turned very cold here, absolutely freezing as I walked home tonight, I wouldn’t be surprised to wake tomorrow and find a scattering of snow on the floor. I have to be up early, so I am going to try and write about the album I’ve been listening to today in less words […]

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Wednesday 19th November

November 20, 2009

After yesterday’s exertions (I drove to Birmingham and back with my parents after just three hours sleep) I slept until gone midday today, and then sat around watching The Wire episodes until Julie came over to pick me up and  we went and had dinner. Despite being on holiday then, and despite really needing to […]

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