Label: Korm Plastics
Frans de Waardらと共にTHU20のメンバーとして、またそれと並行したソロ活動を80年代中期より開始、そして小杉武久や Merzbow、Pierre Henry、Come Organisation、NWW等の名盤のリマスタリングも行なっているエンジニアJos Smoldersと、ギリシャ拠点にあの激ハードコアなエレクトロニクス/フィールドレコーディング・プロジェクトMecha/Orga名義で活動するYiorgis Sakellariouの共同作。デュオでの録音28分、そしてそれぞれのソロ10分ずつ、計3トラックの収録。互いの持ち味を生かした抑制型コラージュ&コンクレートの一曲目が特に素晴らしい。
Jos Smolders is a composer from The Netherlands, who started out in the early 80s. He is trained as an architect, but quickly turned to composed electronic music and computers. His primary concerns are: what is sound, what does it do and what is a composition. Following cassette only releases on Midas Music and Korm Plastics, he started to release LPs and CDs on Quiet Artworks, Korm Plastics, Staalplaat and ERS. He is also a member of THU20, an ‘electro-acoustic collective’, which also includes Roel Meelkop, Peter Duimelinks, Jac van Bussel and Frans de Waard.
Yiorgis Sakellariou usually works under the name Mecha/orga, but here for the first time releases under his own name. Since 2000 he produces electronic music, using computers but more and more shifted towards the use of field recordings, which includes sounds of insects, birds but also mechanical sounds as refrigerators and trains. These he uses in his compositions. Sakellariou is a member of Athenian Contemporary Music Research Centre (founded by Xenakis), of the Hellenic Electroacoustic Music Composers' Association and The Earth Organization from New York, besides running is own label Echo Music.
Here we have a 28 minute piece of delicate field recordings, recorded outside Nijmegen and Smolders’ home town Tilburg, melted together in a great flow. Followed by two reworkings, solo by each of the composers, of the same material.