Label: Musica Genera
- MG V8
大大大推薦！！ 2018年のソロ及び関連リリース全てが兎に角好調な元メタムキンのJérôme Noetinger、ラップトップを操りガッチガチの音を演る女性作曲作家Anna Zaradny、そして実験音楽フェス&レーベルとしても機能するMusica Genera主宰のRobert Piotrowiczによる共同制作盤。クリアーヴァイナル仕様、またその鋭利なサウンドからもガラスの様なイメージが強く湧いてくる、只々三者の織りなす高密度のサウンドテクスチャーに身を委ねて頂きたい一枚。
The origin of CRACKFINDER dates back to the concert of SONO GENERA – the trio of Anna Zaradny, Robert Piotrowicz and Jérôme Noetinger – at the Sacrum Profanum festival on October 7, 2016. That evening, the audience experienced a clear aesthetic breakthrough; something important was happening, something special. I instantly felt that the new thing that emerged could not be left unrecorded.
Zaradny is a composer, instrumentalist and visual artist; Piotrowicz a composer, author of sound installations and virtuoso of analog synthesizers. They founded and curated the Musica Genera festival and label. Noetinger, an improviser, publisher and instrumentalist from Marseilles, specializes in electroacoustic collages full of permutations on his tape recorder and using all sorts of electronics. What connects these musicians are their methods of work: experiment as the basis of action, controlled accidents, repetition, processing and processuality.
CRACKFINDER is intense and saturated, intriguing with fragments that are rhythmic yet distant from the repetitiveness of minimalism. They give a degree of structure to the otherwise loose amalgam of raw electroacoustics and instrumental improvisation at times evoking free jazz (when Zaradny reaches for the saxophone). At any time, however, the division of roles is clear, an impressive feat at such a high density of sound texture.
CRACKFINDER the album comprises of two distinct parts. The first is extremely intense and eventful, creating a strong tension, giving the sense of an immense effort or even wrestling between the musicians; a clash of ideas and values. This dialog is not monotonous but dynamic, full of changing and new hypotheses – as if in a process of reaching the truth. We can suppose that these investigated issues are philosophical and existential, giving the impression of greatness and overwhelming significance.