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DRONE OPERATØR // Welcome to Anxiety Group 12"

DRONE OPERATØR // Welcome to Anxiety Group 12"

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Experimental digital jazz duo DRONE OPERATØR released 2022" from Participant in London, UK in September 9.

Includes 4 crazy experimental jazz tracks using Max/MSP and saxophone.It's red board.

"There is a German satellite falling to earth!" a woman's voice urgently announces. "She says, what if it hits me? Welcome to anxiety group." killer bees, a new project from self-described “conceptual kleptomaniac post digital free jazz outfit” DRONE OPERATØR. Riding hard along the line between experimental electronics, blockbuster sound design and the loosest jazz improvisation, this rogue's gallery of players, headed up by art world provocateurs Paul Barsch and Tilman Hornig, take the fevered pulse of the relentlessly flattened now and note down four key observations which presented together make up WELCØME TO ANXIETY GROUP. Coaxing lively theatricality from a continually provoked alteration between acoustic instrumentation and synthetic sound, each of the project's four tracks provides a new perspective on what it means to improvise through technological mediation. DRONE OPERATØR. “22 after 2k. mp4 flex to 32bit float. The sax - the heart. The quadcopter - the brain. Duo d'Allemagne not wasting a life time learning jazz standards.”

To open proceedings, our faithful operatør whips up exquisite dissonance with 'Bot Møther', smashing together squalls of saxophone and ripples of percussion with the sounds of sci-fi artillery, like an amphetamine-fuelled, midnight jam hammered out oblivious to an ongoing alien invasion. Slowing to a furtive creep for 'German Satellite', picking out keenly felt anxiety in suggestive plucks, stuttering clacks and strained wails, their cosmic warning signaling a neurotic climax before settling back into a post-coital skitter, flourishes of keys, both digital and analogue, harmonizing with DRONE OPERATØR's weary welcome to the group. Eschewing the electronic completely for the cacophonous gallop of 'Røhrstøck', we're invited to hold on for dear life during a mad scramble towards the 'The Vessel,' a staggering sequence of tumbling synthetic chimes, embellished with peers of ornate sax that flare up and out to illuminate the track's irregularity, alternately submerged and retrieved through a subtle manipulation of filters. fficulty and as much revelation as any good therapy should. As DRONE OPERATØR describe: “From iconic spamming to intellectual nonsense. Always never predictable, never not cheesy. Battery life cycles full of joy. You say you like free jazz. believe you.”

Welcøme to Anxiety Group will be released on Sep 5th, 2022 by Participant, on limited edition clear red vinyl, and digital download via the Participant Bandcamp. The release will be accompanied by a series of films by Drone Operatør, some featuring editing, FX, and CGI by digital artist Darío Alva.

Text by: Henry Bruce Jones
Participant is a record label and creative studio run by filmmaker William Markarian-Martin and conceptual artist Richie Culver
 

artist : DRONE OPERATØR
label : Participant

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Experimental digital jazz duo DRONE OPERATØR released 2022" from Participant in London, UK in September 9.

Includes 4 crazy experimental jazz tracks using Max/MSP and saxophone.It's red board.

"There is a German satellite falling to earth!" a woman's voice urgently announces. "She says, what if it hits me? Welcome to anxiety group." killer bees, a new project from self-described “conceptual kleptomaniac post digital free jazz outfit” DRONE OPERATØR. Riding hard along the line between experimental electronics, blockbuster sound design and the loosest jazz improvisation, this rogue's gallery of players, headed up by art world provocateurs Paul Barsch and Tilman Hornig, take the fevered pulse of the relentlessly flattened now and note down four key observations which presented together make up WELCØME TO ANXIETY GROUP. Coaxing lively theatricality from a continually provoked alteration between acoustic instrumentation and synthetic sound, each of the project's four tracks provides a new perspective on what it means to improvise through technological mediation. DRONE OPERATØR. “22 after 2k. mp4 flex to 32bit float. The sax - the heart. The quadcopter - the brain. Duo d'Allemagne not wasting a life time learning jazz standards.”

To open proceedings, our faithful operatør whips up exquisite dissonance with 'Bot Møther', smashing together squalls of saxophone and ripples of percussion with the sounds of sci-fi artillery, like an amphetamine-fuelled, midnight jam hammered out oblivious to an ongoing alien invasion. Slowing to a furtive creep for 'German Satellite', picking out keenly felt anxiety in suggestive plucks, stuttering clacks and strained wails, their cosmic warning signaling a neurotic climax before settling back into a post-coital skitter, flourishes of keys, both digital and analogue, harmonizing with DRONE OPERATØR's weary welcome to the group. Eschewing the electronic completely for the cacophonous gallop of 'Røhrstøck', we're invited to hold on for dear life during a mad scramble towards the 'The Vessel,' a staggering sequence of tumbling synthetic chimes, embellished with peers of ornate sax that flare up and out to illuminate the track's irregularity, alternately submerged and retrieved through a subtle manipulation of filters. fficulty and as much revelation as any good therapy should. As DRONE OPERATØR describe: “From iconic spamming to intellectual nonsense. Always never predictable, never not cheesy. Battery life cycles full of joy. You say you like free jazz. believe you.”

Welcøme to Anxiety Group will be released on Sep 5th, 2022 by Participant, on limited edition clear red vinyl, and digital download via the Participant Bandcamp. The release will be accompanied by a series of films by Drone Operatør, some featuring editing, FX, and CGI by digital artist Darío Alva.

Text by: Henry Bruce Jones
Participant is a record label and creative studio run by filmmaker William Markarian-Martin and conceptual artist Richie Culver
 

artist : DRONE OPERATØR
label : Participant