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 ====== Just outside - Thursday, May 02, 2013 ====== ====== Just outside - Thursday, May 02, 2013 ======
  
- +**BOT - Compositions Continuums des Machines (fibrr)**
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 I doubtless would have taken this for an intentionally processed field recording if I didn't know otherwise, the shards of recognizable sounds (birds, insects, sirens, etc.) sliced and diced with electronics and, presumably, sounds rendered into shapes at a great remove from their source. And it would be a pretty good one. Everything'​s thick, sinewy and variegated, everything flows. There are the occasional semi-cliched electronic squiggles and the sounds themselves aren't especially unusual, but the stew is tasty. Is this partially because of a lack of human (routine) choices being made in the work's construction?​ I'm tempted to think so but again, I'm not clear on exactly how much, if any, flesh and blood interaction there is. Better to just relax and enjoy and BOT, whether neuronal or circuitry, does a pretty decent job of it. I doubtless would have taken this for an intentionally processed field recording if I didn't know otherwise, the shards of recognizable sounds (birds, insects, sirens, etc.) sliced and diced with electronics and, presumably, sounds rendered into shapes at a great remove from their source. And it would be a pretty good one. Everything'​s thick, sinewy and variegated, everything flows. There are the occasional semi-cliched electronic squiggles and the sounds themselves aren't especially unusual, but the stew is tasty. Is this partially because of a lack of human (routine) choices being made in the work's construction?​ I'm tempted to think so but again, I'm not clear on exactly how much, if any, flesh and blood interaction there is. Better to just relax and enjoy and BOT, whether neuronal or circuitry, does a pretty decent job of it.
  
 +http://​olewnick.blogspot.fr/​2013/​05/​bot-compositions-continuums-des.html
  
  
-===== (Various) ​Nantes Is Noise (fibrr) ​=====+===== The Sound Projector Radio Show Friday 3rd May 2013 =====
  
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-Fourteen tracks curated by Julien Ottavi to document, in part, the noise/​improvised music scene in Nantes. Interesting for this writer in that I was only familiar with 6-7 of the names involved so, at worst, I'd get a fuller picture of what's occurring there. Happily, "​noise",​ herein, +===== Vital weekly 880 =====
-is not automatically taken as the equivalent of "loud onslaught",​ not by a long shot.+
  
-Some highlights:​ +**BOT COMPOSITIONS CONTINUUMS DES MACHINES ​(CD by Fibrr)**
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---a short piece by Keith Rowe, "​W-O",​ opening the disc, quiet, intense, scrabbling. +
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---Formanex ​(Anthony Taillard Emmanuel Leduc and Ottavi) offer another soft-edged work, with eerie moans and faint static over sharper slices and low hums. Not sure from when this derives, but good to hear the group is still functioning and producing strong work. +
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---a fluttering work by Jerome Joy that sounds like a combination of electronics and insectile field recordings. +
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---a lovely, gently wavering drone from Taillard +
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---Jenny Pickett'​s field recordings ("In the clearing"​which seem to include activity that may not be far afield from a Rowe/​Lambkinesque documentation of otherwise non-aurally centered activity +
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---Ottavi'​s "Noise serie: Mouvement allegro",​ beginning with the intense mesh of sound one might expect before abruptly shifting to nighttime insect life, near silence, then a final burst of ultra-harsh static. +
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-(btw, Clinch'​s piece sounds remarkably like a further sped up veriosn of the sped up sections of Zappa'​s "Lumpy Gravy"​) +
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-As with almost any compilation,​ a mixed bag but a reasonably sold one and a good snapshot of a scene that's not otherwise well documented. +
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-apo-33 (home of fibrr) +
-**Posted by Brian Olewnick at 5/02/2013 03:17:00 PM** +
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-http://​olewnick.blogspot.fr/​2013/​05/​bot-compositions-continuums-des.html+
  
 +The concept of Bot is not entirely clear to me: "BOT make up a virtual community with a view to assemble a collection of entities in one location in order to diffuse their production to many more places. They stand for a new approach to digital phenomena: networks, multi motionless geolocation,​ interconnection of on-line produced or processed data, automation in the treatment of reality and, especially in the case of BOTs, sites for experiments,​ always accessible, and from anywhere. […] Those recordings have been realized between September 2012 and January 2013, taken from the most stable BOTs: Nantes, St Naziare and St Sebastien in France. The transformed and reconstructed soundscapes originated from places such as private garden, garages, offices, studios and housing environnements [sic]"​. So, yes, I have no idea what this is all about, really. In the forty-five some minutes of music here we have mostly a loud sound, computer manipulation of field recordings, no doubt of various places mixed together. Bird calls can be heard a lot, and I was thinking, maybe a bunch of unnamed composers stuck microphones out their window for any given amount of time, and feed whatever was happening through computer plug ins, and another unnamed composers compiled all of these recordings together and mixed them, most of the time using a multitude of sound sources running at the same time. Maybe I am all wrong. As said it's usually quite loud, and sometimes a bit annoying, but most of it sounds alright. Sturdy, heavy, experimental music. Not the best I ever heard, but fine enough in itself. ​
 +(FdW)
  
 +http://​www.vitalweekly.net/​880.html
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