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Forces // Chimæras TAPE

Forces // Chimæras TAPE

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A cassette released by Finnish experimental musician Forces in August 2023 from Slovakian experimental/all-genre label Mappa.

Includes perverted collage noise and 8-bit ambient songs recorded at EMS in Stockholm, Sweden. Comes with DL code. 

The following is a commentary by the writer himself.

"EMS is famous for modules like Buchla and Serge, but it contained Evolution Synthesis' EVS-1, a super-unknown digital rack synth module. Really alien from forgotten '90s boxes and sampled modular jams. The result is a erratic tripping of mismatched circuits and digital chords, slipping between emotional fabrications and strictly logical music."

Labels and other works Click here for more information. ///Click here to see more Mappa releases available at Tobira. 

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Includes DL code. 

Tracklist:

  1. Perspecta 04:15
  2. Rheinmetall 03:34
  3. Kotobuki 02:44
  4. Oshkosh 03:30
  5. Pegasus 03:05
  6. Manticore 04:28
  7. Anzu 02:09
  8. Leidos 02:49
  9. Sargon 04:00
  10. Lilith 03:04

Map:

"Named after the mythological hybrid of the chimaera, Forces' first collection for mappa was put together in a similar fashion. The sounds all stem from a fruitful residency at Stockholm's EMS Elektronmusikstudion in May & June 2022, leading to a bounty of source material with which to build. The sounds and concepts are equally chimeric, stringing together disparate and unintuitive jams, the music mimicking the multi-limbed, sewn together beasts of both creative open source coding and destructive multinational concerns who hide their cores amid endless appendages. Moreau, Forces - aka Finnish artist Joonas Siren - weaves wildly varying attributes into something new, from short-circuiting 8-bit dream ambience to fractured digital groans, drones, and noisy freakouts.

Though EMS is best known for its Buchla and Serge modular systems, Forces went 'digital' and largely navigated a lesser-known synth rack one can wheel between studios, affectionately known as the '90s Wagon'. ,” explains Siren, “ like the super unknown EVS-1 by Evolution Synthesis, a UK company who only produced this one rack synth only and then vanished.” Some truly alien sounds emerge from Forces' creative misuse of forgotten 90s boxes and sampled modular jams. The result is an erratic trip through mismatched circuitry and digital codes, slipping between emotional artifice and harshly logical music.

The track titles stem from both famous mythological chimaeras and multinational arms dealing conglomerates. “Different quite sinister firms can operate in broad daylight, easily hiding their true nature. Many of these mega-corporations have different branches (like chimeric limbs) that are producing quite normal mundane every-day items, as well as mass-producing weapons.” A dedicated SuperCollider user too however, Siren states how open source coding snippets are also 'chimeric beings'. then building completely new work on some old idea,”Siren explains. Despite its misuses, there's also something hopeful in the malleability of ideas, and the ability to creatively collage the world as it is into something wholly new, even better."

Complete gear list:
Super Collider
Evolution Synthesis EVS-1
Yamaha TX81Z
Nord G2 Modular
Nord Wave
GRM Plugins
OddVoices website
Omnisphere VST
Vital VST
Diva VST
Waldorf Microwave XT
Serge Modular
Buchla 200 System
Buchla 100 clones
 

Artist: Forces

Label: Mappa

A cassette released by Finnish experimental musician Forces in August 2023 from Slovakian experimental/all-genre label Mappa.

Includes perverted collage noise and 8-bit ambient songs recorded at EMS in Stockholm, Sweden. Comes with DL code. 

The following is a commentary by the writer himself.

"EMS is famous for modules like Buchla and Serge, but it contained Evolution Synthesis' EVS-1, a super-unknown digital rack synth module. Really alien from forgotten '90s boxes and sampled modular jams. The result is a erratic tripping of mismatched circuits and digital chords, slipping between emotional fabrications and strictly logical music."

Labels and other works Click here for more information. ///Click here to see more Mappa releases available at Tobira. 

----------------------------

Includes DL code. 

Tracklist:

  1. Perspecta 04:15
  2. Rheinmetall 03:34
  3. Kotobuki 02:44
  4. Oshkosh 03:30
  5. Pegasus 03:05
  6. Manticore 04:28
  7. Anzu 02:09
  8. Leidos 02:49
  9. Sargon 04:00
  10. Lilith 03:04

Map:

"Named after the mythological hybrid of the chimaera, Forces' first collection for mappa was put together in a similar fashion. The sounds all stem from a fruitful residency at Stockholm's EMS Elektronmusikstudion in May & June 2022, leading to a bounty of source material with which to build. The sounds and concepts are equally chimeric, stringing together disparate and unintuitive jams, the music mimicking the multi-limbed, sewn together beasts of both creative open source coding and destructive multinational concerns who hide their cores amid endless appendages. Moreau, Forces - aka Finnish artist Joonas Siren - weaves wildly varying attributes into something new, from short-circuiting 8-bit dream ambience to fractured digital groans, drones, and noisy freakouts.

Though EMS is best known for its Buchla and Serge modular systems, Forces went 'digital' and largely navigated a lesser-known synth rack one can wheel between studios, affectionately known as the '90s Wagon'. ,” explains Siren, “ like the super unknown EVS-1 by Evolution Synthesis, a UK company who only produced this one rack synth only and then vanished.” Some truly alien sounds emerge from Forces' creative misuse of forgotten 90s boxes and sampled modular jams. The result is an erratic trip through mismatched circuitry and digital codes, slipping between emotional artifice and harshly logical music.

The track titles stem from both famous mythological chimaeras and multinational arms dealing conglomerates. “Different quite sinister firms can operate in broad daylight, easily hiding their true nature. Many of these mega-corporations have different branches (like chimeric limbs) that are producing quite normal mundane every-day items, as well as mass-producing weapons.” A dedicated SuperCollider user too however, Siren states how open source coding snippets are also 'chimeric beings'. then building completely new work on some old idea,”Siren explains. Despite its misuses, there's also something hopeful in the malleability of ideas, and the ability to creatively collage the world as it is into something wholly new, even better."

Complete gear list:
Super Collider
Evolution Synthesis EVS-1
Yamaha TX81Z
Nord G2 Modular
Nord Wave
GRM Plugins
OddVoices website
Omnisphere VST
Vital VST
Diva VST
Waldorf Microwave XT
Serge Modular
Buchla 200 System
Buchla 100 clones
 

Artist: Forces

Label: Mappa