Monday, February 27, 2012

[mosz 023] Rdeča Raketa – Old Girl, Old Boy Cassette 2010

Rdeča Raketa – Old Girl, Old Boy
Label: Mosz – mosz023
Format: Cassette, Album
Country: Austria
Released: 15 Apr 2010
Genre: Electronic
Style: Abstract, Contemporary
Artwork By [Painting] – Buba Čvorić
Composed By – Rdeča Raketa
Design [Cover] –
Mastered By – Martin Siewert, Matija Schellander
Mixed By – Peter Venus
Rerformer [Bass Paetzold Recorder, Cassette Recorders], Toy, Bass [E-bass], Electronics [Electronic Devices] – Maja Osojnik, Matija Schellander
Recorded By – Marufura Fufunjiru
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1 Old Girl, Old Boy 37:39

Highly limited copies of this cassette release from Austria's Rdeca Raketa. The pairing of Maja Osojnik and Matija Schellander makes an enigmatic blend of delicately abstract digital sound using improvised compositional techniques and a free, exploratory attitude. Through these methods and an array of instruments including sub-bass recorder and E-Bass they deftly manoeuvre themselves through unpredictable and alien soundscapes comparable to Phillip Jeck, or at times, Keith Fullerton Whitman's more intuitive arrangements. 'Old Girl, Old Boy' plays through as one track from start to finish (albeit with a pause to turn the tape), meshing ethereal drones with fragments of avant-classical strings, indecipherable digital textures and blustery white noises. Much of the intimacy and intrigue of their sound comes from the organic sequencing of their sound, summoning vague but detailed sonic imagery from the barest of elements and crafting it into something more interesting with a naturally instinctive finesse. There's shades of Roedelius at his most spectral, or even Wolf Eyes when the pair go more abrasive.

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