and Mark Schaub
Anomala Soundscapes Edition 2019
Now Available on precious limitate edition of 100 copies vinyl or digital download
&, first production of the newborn Anomala Soundscapes wants to be a programmatic manifesto of what the label intends to realize. The debut album of a new label has the difficult task of giving the editorial imprint in one fell swoop. Vinyl was chosen as the format and split album as a formula. The format of the vinyl was not chosen for the alleged better listening quality compared to than other media, but rather and above all for to recover a certain now rare “listening ritual”.
The & project was intended to be released as a vinyl record from its very origin. Each side separately presents the work of one of the two musicians, neither of whom had heard the work of the other until the release.
Who’ll frame my memories in ash Daniele Pecorelli
We are our consciousness, and our consciousness is the form and content of our memory. What happens to our memories the moment we die? They become an electrical residue that fades away. As we are conscious that our memory is falling apart, a new consciousness arises that in turn disintegrates into kaleidoscopic fragments until they dilate into the final moment of our recorded time.
Combustion Mark Schaub
Material, rough, sometimes unprejudiced, dark but carnival, tries to render the idea of transformation in an informal way without emotional variations. In particular chemical transformation, the allusion to fire is made explicit by the title. The transformation is an action of opposing forces and from the tension develops the passage that explores all the audible frequencies (even inaudible) trying to materialize the intimate tension of the matter and the dissolution of the same in the final suspended and almost incomplete.
Debut for the new label Anomala Soundscapes, the split album “& ‘” creates an ideal sound bridge between two composers Rome based, active in the field of research, Daniele Pecorelli and Mark Schaub. The first, through the gradual expansion of the sound material contained in the Who’ll Frame My Memories suite, works by metaphors, ideally and effectively representing the idea of death, the dispersion of vital energy, and the persistence of memory. Everything here proceeds by accumulation, expansion of volumes, up to the moment of final disintegration. In Combustion, Schaub relies instead on impressionism to give life to a music that effectively links the sacred with the profane, the hermeticism of the alchemic tradition with an abstract model of classical composure. From the ensemble, derives a sound material full of suggestions and narrative cues, in a continuous succession of upward thrusts and descents to the underworld. Massimiliano Busti
Darkness, void and silence
Eibon records 2017
Only in the Darkness. Only in the Void. Only in the Silence. Only there MAATH can create and mold their ominous worlds of drones. Black & bleak ambiences resounding in places where all humanity is extinct.
“Mauro Berchi from Eibon Records”
available on eibon site