|A ESPIRAL DE BUKOWSKI
Peirce Stroke Misnomer Double Turnstile Tycho
Genre: Electronic, Experimental, Field Recordings
2015 – Sinewave
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Listen “Freedom and separation degrees in leptoquarks of 54 milky ways – pt 3″:
01. Love waves nuts and bolts – pt 1
02. Love waves nuts and bolts – pt 2
03. Love waves nuts and bolts – pt 3
04. Freedom and separation degrees in leptoquarks of 54 milky ways – pt 1
05. Freedom and separation degrees in leptoquarks of 54 milky ways – pt 2
06. Freedom and separation degrees in leptoquarks of 54 milky ways – pt 3
07. Lie group action on nature and nurture – pt 1
08. Lie group action on nature and nurture – pt 2
A Espiral de Bukowski is a Brazilian duo making what we call “on-the-spot-music” (or something like experimental-drone-noise-psychedelic-kraut-dub-electronic improvisation-driven music); a project conceived during the last days of 2011 and born during the first days of 2012, by Cesar Zanin and Mariana Cetra.
The first incarnation of the project was all acoustic (ac guitar, ukulele, accordion, tambourine, melodica, flute, small percussion). The EP Temas entre Ilhabela e Sao Tomé das Letras – 12/2011, was recorded on the first day of 2012 in a hostel room.
Then AEdB became more and more experimental. Now the duo uses accordion, melodica, small percussion, live programming, effects, frequency and tone manipulation, sampling, loops, full of effects keyboard, all with sweet melodies buried under. There are no rehearsals. Gigs and recording sessions always bring new pieces of music.
In 2013 they released a handmade-cover 7″ vinyl record (split with the band Glassbox), while toured South America, playing 11 shows in about 3 weeks through Chile, Uruguay and Southern Brazil – all DIY. The material from the recording session for the vinyl became the mini-album Primeira Sessão no Walden 2013-01-22. There were also two albums in collaboration, with Al Jamal (from Los Angeles, USA) and with A Full Cosmic Sound (from Santiago, Chile). The first full album was released late in 2013 and is called Estranheza, Encanto e Outras Partículas Elementares do Éter que o Vácuo Peidou.
In the first semester of 2014 there were two releases: A split album between AEdB and A Full Cosmic Sound, to be released by O Bosque/Woodland recordings, on limited edition cassette (produced in England). And the second full album, called B1620-25i. Cones e glóbulos galeiformes de frequência e períodos logarítmicos is released in the second semester of 2014.
In 2015 there’s a bunch of new releases, among which their first physical album: AEdB.
A Espiral de Bukowski has had albums released by labels from Brazil, Chile and Norway; and has already participated in at least six compilations (released by labels, blogs and magazines) from Brazil, USA and Portugal.
Cesar and Mariana improvise freely on the session of Peirce stroke misnomer double turnstile Tycho, exploring the sounds of a Casiotone keyboard contaminated by guitar pedals (Big Muff, reverb, delay etc), the melodica and accordion being processed and sampled at the same time they are played, minimal beats (sometimes in distinct measures), analog synthesis, modulation with square, triangular and saw tooth waves, granular synthesis, use of ribbon keyboard for bass lines, feedback, low-frequency oscillation, white noise, emulation of phase-locked loop and a little box that makes noises by photocells. The loops are built in conjunction with filters and effects, often in cascade. The album also features field recordings from different places (made with an iPhone). The album features Joel Whitworth playing the clarinet and tenor recorder.
Recorded from the stage by Cesar using a portastudio Zoom R16 during the I Sinewave Facebook group party at Casa do Mancha (São Paulo, Brazil) on the 21st February 2015.
Featuring Joel Whitworth playing the clarinet and tenor recorder.
Cover: Green-Tao Theorem with Endre Szemeredi, by Oliver Sin (110X160cm, acrylics and oil pastels on canvas, 2012).
Photographs of the presentation by Andreza Francisco.
Artwork by Cesar.
O Bosque / Woodland recordings 2015
About the Artist
— Cesar Zanin – synthesizers, effects processor, sampler, sequencer, loop station, field recordings;
— Mariana Cetra – Casiotone keyboard with guitar effect pedals, accordion, melodica, castanets, voice.