Vital Weekly .. with Aymeric de Tapol &MS30

tracklist for Vital Weekly 840:

CHRISTOPHER WILLITS & RYUICHI SAKAMOTO – ANCIENT FUTURE (CD by Ghostly) *
RADIKAL AUDIO LAB. – RAL 5005 (CD by Nur Nicht Nur) *
MURMER – WHAT ARE THE ROOTS THAT CLUTCH (CD by The Helen Scarsdale Agency) *
JEFF CAREY – INTERRUPT-DECAY (CD by Cwnil) *
THE JUNE BRIDES – BETWEEN THE MOON AND THE CLOUDS (CD by Occultation)
BOZZINI QUARTET – A CHACUN SA MINIATURE (CD by Ambiances Magnetiques)
BOZZINI QUARTET â•„ MARTIN ARNOLD: ABERRARE (CD by Ambiances Magnetiques)
JOANE HETU â•„ FILATURE (CD by Ambiances Magnetiques)
MECHA FIXES CLOCKS â•„ TEORIA DELLâ•˙ELASTICITA DI GROLAMO PAPARIELLO (CD by Ambiances)
MS30 – T.I.A. (CD by Silken Tofu) *
AYMERIC DE TAPOL – STATIC ISLANDS (CD by Tsuku Boshi) *
OREN AMBARCHI & CRYS COLE & KEITH ROWE – BLACK PLUME (LP by Bocian Records)
DVA – BOTANICULA SOUNDTRACK (LP by Minority Records)
THOUGHT BROADCAST (LP by Olde English Spelling Bee)
FORGET THE TIMES – SOUL MUSIC (LP by Already Dead Tapes)
KEITH FULLERTON WHITMAN – OCCLUSION (LP by Editions Mego)
FAILING LIGHTS – DAWN UNDEFEATED (LP by Dekorder)
TOMUTONTTU – HYLYT (LP by Dekorder)
PHANTOM HORSE (LP by Dekorder)
F/I /BOY DIRT CAR (split LP by After Music Recordings)
BOY DIRT CAR – BLACKHOUSE FOR SCOTT (CDR by After Music Recordings) *
FEAR KONSTRUKTOR/MARIA ASKATU (split LP by After Music Recordings)
[IMAGE AS THEME] (CDR by Resdatcom)
THE LEGENDARY PINK DOTS – THE CREATURE THAT TASTED SOUND (CDR by Trademark Of Quantity) *
EDWARD KA-SPEL – 11.11.11.11 (CDR by Trademark Of Quantity) *
THE SILVERMAN – DREAM CELL (CDR by Trademark Of Quantity) *
MARISA ALLEN – PEACEFUL MUSIC I-VIII (CDR, private) *
TOMOMI OKUNO – PSYCHOLONICA (CDR, private) *
NGAN – AISLAMIENTO (CDR by Time Fugitives) *
ADRIAN SHENTON & BANKS BAILEY – WRAPPED IN CLOVER (CDR by Phonospheric) *
KRYNGE – HISS & HEARSE (CDR by Attenuation Circuit) *
BOUM & B*TONG – AUGENAUFSCHLAG (CDR by Attenuation Circuit) *
DISKREPANT – THROUGH THE ODIOUS FRAMEWORK (3″CDR by Attenuation Circuit) *
CATHAL RODGERS – THRITY-NINE YEARS OF DECAY (CDR by Striate Cortex) *
SINDRE BJERGA – PORTALS OF EXIT (3″CDR by Striate Cortex) *
SONTAG SHOGUN – ABSENT WARRIOR, ABANDONED BATTLEFIELD (CDR by Palaver Music) *
SZILARD – RUST PARHELION (cassette by Palaver Music) *

Album « Static Island » :

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MS30 – T.I.A. (CD by Silken Tofu)
AYMERIC DE TAPOL – STATIC ISLANDS (CD by Tsuku Boshi)
Of course there is no such thing as a MS30. Korg produced an MS10 and a MS20, and a MS50. But in the band MS30, we find a MS10 and a MS20 synthesizer, so together that makes MS30. Its the duo of Aymeric de Tapol and TZII. De Tapol has worked with Martiens Go Home, and works with other people in various projects. So here its five pieces for two analogue synthesizers. I am not sure if they are in sync with each other (one output going into the external audio input) or there are any other sound effects they use. For the first I simply don’t know, for the second I doubt that. Its altogether not easy how this music was made. There were various moments when I thought this through some form of improvisation – after careful planning the action, setting the knobs right and such like, and then play the whole thing in real time – but maybe it is the result of layering things on the cake. I guess its a good thing that we simply can’t these things by just listening – it means they are doi
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something quite good. Five pieces, of which three are well over twelve minutes and that seems a bit long. The ideas here seem to revolve around click patterns feeding through both synthesizers, making up a sound that is not unlike the world of industrial and techno, say were we had Goem and Pan Sonic more than a decade ago. Its a sound, I guess, which you don’t hear that much anymore. Those dry beats, oscillating tones and square waves and sinus waves. A slow development in each piece, perhaps too slow. I’d be curious to know if they could keep matters a bit more concise and make it a bit more diverse. Only in ‘Rosso’ they employ a rhythm machine and here its definitely more Pan Sonic than Goem, but it ends a very good CD.
Aymeric de Tapol also has a solo release, which was already recorded in 2009 (and according to discogs released in 2011 – so I am dealing with something quite old, I gather, but perhaps its a slow day mid summer) and its something completely different. The hand written note along with this says ‘based on field recording during European Sound delta’, without further explanation, like I obviously know what it is. I don’t actually, and was perhaps too lazy to look it up. The six pieces on this release all deal with field recordings indeed, but they are treated with electronics, computerized or otherwise. He creates a fine tapestry of sounds, which are never loud or obnoxious; never forcing themselves upon the listener. If the word still is used, and I think it does, then microsound is the right word. De Tapol knows how to melt his field recordings into something that is more musical, such as in ‘Ekman’ (in which the whole notion of field recordings seem to have disappeared), alt hough it always stays on the minimal side of things. Certainly ‘Frozen Tones’ which hardly has sound or development. Its quite a good release, well done, even when I didn’t hear much I didn’t hear before from like minded composers. (FdW)

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