Mego

PublisherMego2014
Articulação sees avant-garde electronic musician Florian Hecker continuing the collaborative work he began with author/philosopher Reza Negarestani on the 2012 album Chimerization. The album’s three lengthy pieces see different manipulations and the electronic processing of human voices reading texts by Negarestani that explore themes of nature and the culture man creates around it, interrupted and often side-lined by Hecker’s blasts of digital noise and skittering, computer-generated mayhem. Opening track “Hinge” features two stereo-panned readings by noted poet and sound artist Joan La Barbara, known for her groundbreaking work with the human voice as instrument. A second, much noisier track breaks ...
PublisherMego2006
IT is ostensibly “electronic” music that tests the limits of sound, hearing and the average home stereo system, laying out deep bass rumbles and crackles that gradually rise through the listener’s perception, then recede to unusual frequency levels that could almost damage speakers. It’s a completely abstract approach to music, as the main focus is the creation of new sound, and not the formation of these sounds into a coherent “composition” — this, of course, makes the album appealing mainly on conceptual, scientific and auditory levels, not standard emotional ones. In addition to four normally placed tracks in this vein, ...
PublisherMego2006
Deluxe vinyl issue of one of the most important albums of modern music and quite simply some of the finest computer audio excursions unleashed in recent years. Sun Pandämonium is the third full- length album from Florian Hecker, originally released in CD format on Mego in 2003. Sun Pandämonium also received the Award of Distinction Digital Music at the Prix Ars Electronica – the “International Competition for CyberArts” – the same year. Striking the listener from many angles with a diverse range of fiercely dynamic electronic scenarios, Hecker utilizes the computer to materialize new compositional strategies, leaving behind standard musical structures ...

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