my contribute for the annual compilation by taâlem records.
a dedication to the recent venice flood.
“homework – year 4″ is the fourth volume in an ongoing series of compilations which are released at the end of each year and gather unreleased tracks composed/recorded/tweaked/finalized during the year by as much taâlem artists as possible.
so once again, we’ve asked every artist who had a release on taâlem during these 18 years to contribute a 2019 track.
we’ve received 59 tracks for this fourth edition. most of the contributing artists were already present on the previous editions (even on all of them for a few artists!), some appear for the first time, others could unfortunately not make it for this fourth volume for various reasons.
some of them will hopefully be back for the fifth one in 2020!
as always, taâlem wishes to thank all the artists involved for their generosity, patience, trust and support during all these years.
and once again, big thanks to our ever loyal customers too! we couldn’t go on without you.
Happy to announce the release of “Another Year Is Over, Let’s Wait for Springtime” – digisleeve CD + eight page booklet, limited to 200 copies.
Linear notes: “Open To The Sea” is the collaboration project of Matteo Uggeri and Enrico Coniglio and “Another Year Is Over, Let´s Wait For Springtime” is their second album. While Coniglio focusses on guitar, synths and other instruments, Uggeri adds samples and field recordings to create a soundcosmos full of tiny melodies and themes with appereance by some guest musicians on drums, trumpet and cello. That would make a perfect experimental ambient album with jazzy moments, but Uggeri & Coniglio push this release further by adding some vocals to most of the tracks by inviting guest singers like Dominic Appleton (This Mortal Coil) or Lau Nau from Finland.
The album features artwork by Graham Crowley and got mastered by James Plotkin.
Happy to announce the release of “The Grand Parade of Hostile Winds” – For function generator, loops, cassette player, effects.
Linear notes: Conceived as an exploration of the interstitial sound of matter, these two brand new tracks by Enrico Coniglio challenge the listener to take a path into the field of the audible and let him acknowledge the marginal possibilities of listen. Moreover, as its author stated, «this work is about walking bent over through deserted, windy lands, where rocks are sharp and nature is at its peak».
Mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi, The Grand Parade of Hostile Winds comes in a 80 copies edition tape featuring the artwork by Clio Casadei.
Recorded live at Fusion Art Center/Neo, Padova, Italy, April 21st, 2018
INDUSTRIAL HORIZONS: ENRICO CONIGLIO & NICOLA DI CROCE + KATE CARR + DAVID VELÉZ Three performances investigating industrial spaces in Venice, London and Yorkshire
MONDAY 21 JANUARY 2019, 7.30PM
Enrico Coniglio & Nicola Di Croce will headline the night with their performance “Mergariam”, a sonic journey into the industrial area of Porto Marghera, one of the biggest chemical industries in Europe, located within the Venice lagoon. The performance is the result of a commissioned sound installation celebrating the 100 years anniversary of the industry. The album Mergariam will be launched on the night via the label Flaming Pines!
Kate Carr presents a piece dedicated to the London Loop walking track which takes in recycling plants, car wreckers, and industrial storage plants alongside migratory bird reserves, temporary ponds and abandoned rusted machinery.
David Veléz offers a depiction of post industrial Yorkshire soundscapes where abandoned factories and obsolete machinery work as quiet reminders of the abrasive sonorities and clanking noises that once fuelled Northern England’s industrial splendour. The performance will make use of garbage and found objects as percussive devices.
Here a super nice interview with Mirco Salvadori posted on Radio Sheerwood.
“Meeting a looter of the ancient world is something that helps understanding this modern one. These looters’ behaviour does not contain violence or abuse, they are idealists armed with high sensitivity microphones, the same sensitivity they spread on the grooves where the sound is sown. Enrico Coniglio is one of these warriors, inoffensive yet dangerously able to alienate and perturb those who come in contact with the work they produce. One of the greatest Italian exponents of soundscaping, master of sound alternation that allows listening experiences soaked with opposed materiality, linked to the apparent inconsistency of the recorded sound as well as to the ethereal sweetness of the just faint melody. This is a chat that we had a few months ago, on the occasion of his live performance within the festival Oblique Strategies curated by Giuliana Placanica at the Fusion Art Center / Neo of Padua, an event dedicated to border-line sound – which will resume in the fall.”. Read more at here.
Many thanks to Giulia Baldi for the translation from Italian.