Label: Holotype Editions
2014年の個人的ベスト、未聴の方は是非、名作！！ 前にCoherent Statesからのカセット作品を紹介した、ギリシャはアテネ出身の女性音楽学者/即興演奏家のDanae Stefanouによる1st ヴァイナル。オーバーダビングや後処理は一切なし、即興に強く拘り録り続けたという真骨頂のピアノ内部ソロ。とにかくこの音塊に一度飲まれて頂きたい"内側からピアノを聞く"というコンセプトのもと、ひたすら鋭利な摩擦を繰り返し続けるとんでもない領域に達した録音。マスト。
[herewith] is Danae Stefanou’s first full-length solo piano release. The album centers around the tactile exploration of the piano interior as a sonorous surface, and as a resonant chamber. The resultant eight tracks, at times sharp and abrasive, at others densely immersive, aim to convey a physical sense of listening to the piano “from the inside”, rather than upkeeping the convention of appreciating the performance “from a distance”.
The tracks were recorded as one-take improvisations over two afternoons, with no predefined structure or compositional plan, and no overdubs or any other studio processing, other than mixing and mastering. A secondary, silent narrative runs across the album, in the form of selected verses originally published by Stefanou on unsaidnow.tumblr.com, and inserted as verbal commentary between the tracks.
Danae Stefanou is an improviser and musicologist from Athens, Greece. She is a member of the Athens-based duo Acte Vide, and an assistant professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
Poem / track titles reproduced and adapted from [herewith] (2012-13), a collection of sonorous thoughts by Kill Your Metonymies (Danae Stefanou). Collection originally published online at unsaidnow.tumblr.com and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.