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Euro Herc: Segnali [CASSETTE + DOWNLOAD] (Tsss Tapes)

"Turning discarded sounds into a form of stumbling poetry", Christian Schiefner (aka Chemiefaserwerk) and Michal Fundowicz (aka Turmeric Acid) use cassette tapes, objects and field recordings (eg. a kitchen timer, a kalimba pattern, a Polish instructional tape, Croatian field recording) to create fascinating transformations of sonic environments in two engaging aural journeys.
 

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Christian Schiefner-(aka Chemiefaserwerk) sound artist

Michal Fundowicz-(aka Turmeric Acid) tape artist)


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Label: Tsss Tapes
Catalog ID: tst 046
Squidco Product Code: 34929

Format: CASSETTE
Condition: New
Released: 2024
Country: Italy
Packaging: Cassette

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"[...] Euro Herc is Chemiefaserwerk (who runs the Falt label) and Turmeric Acid (who once ran the Czaszka label and now runs the Molt Fluid label). As each has a love for cassette culture, it's no surprise that they utilize tape recorders. tsss tapes' owner Francesco calls it "turning discarded sounds into a form of stumbling poetry." Segnali contains disparate finds from Michal/Tumeric Acid (a kitchen timer, a kalimba pattern, a Polish instructional tape, a Croatian field recording) ~ an aural thrift shop, pilfered by one artist and sent to the other for processing.

The timer comes first, looped in such a way that it keeps ticking and ringing: something that would be incredibly annoying in the kitchen, but is alluring here. After a while, the layered timers begin to sound like clocks and wind chimes making a baby. The wind blows, and a bank of drones blows through the open window. The sounds of operating analogue equipment decorate the programme, tactile and immediate. Static bursts meet directional signals. Purposeful warp meets the abrasion of time. On Side B, the crunch continues with birdsong and feedback, soft and harsh intertwined. Children play against this backdrop, something we imagine would never happen in real life, where these sounds might imply danger. Cymbals crash as the numbers 57 and 58 begin an odd counting sequence, like the world's longest game of hide and seek in a vast industrial park. By the end, one feels as if one has gone on a long unchaperoned adventure to places one should not have entered, and emerged intact. [...]"-A Closer Listen


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Artist Biographies

Christian Schiefner-aka Chemiefaserwerk, Bas Jan Ader Nice, Federal Headache, Krähe Verspeist Toten Igel, Martyrs Of Sleep is a German sound artist, and also runs the Falt label.-Discogs (https://www.discogs.com/artist/3456614-Chemiefaserwerk)
7/10/2024

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"Turmeric Acid is Michał Fundowicz, a listener, music enthusiast, occasionally musician. He's interested in exploring tape music and improvisation. Michał is one half of Free Magic Show. He runs Czaszka (Rec.) and Molt Fluid."

-Cafe OTO (https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/artists/turmeric-acid/)
7/10/2024

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Track Listing:



SIDE A



1. Segnali A 10:59

SIDE B



1. Segnali B 11:01

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