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Adam Matschulat // Formosa LP

Adam Matschulat // Formosa LP

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Brazilian sound artist Adam Matschulat launches in March 2023 with British experimental labelA limited edition record of 200 copies released by Calling Cards Publishing.

Includes two self-documentary musique concrète about places and family, recorded in his hometown of Formosa. Comes with DL code and insert.

Below is a commentary by the label.

Formosa, composer Adam Matschulat's first major work under his full name, is a deeply personal album of field recordings of kitchens, churches, forests and farms expressed in musique concrète structures.

"This is the place I call home," says Matschulat of Formosa. “I used to spend all my summer vacations here. It was a place where I felt safe, a refuge from the city life that I found difficult. and respect for the magic of this place."

Two sidelong compositions include intimate moments between his family (mother speaking German to his grandfather), church singing, and the sounds of family barbecues, all recorded in Formosa. increase.It also contains latent allusions to life and death, such as the cloud of flies, which suggests decay and return to the soil. "This album is about death and about the forest, about the cycle of the land and our little beings around it," he says. “My grandfather is the strongest man I have ever known. It got so bad he couldn't even hold an accordion. He had lost his sense of purpose, and I wanted to explore that feeling in my recordings."

This album consists of two large songs. The first explores the connection between death and land and is built around the warp and weft of place and dialogue.Seen from a distance, field recordings of farm work in progress, conversations around the table, German songs shimmering as the accordion stops on a bed of night bug sounds, hymns once removed by the static electricity of the tape, like It looks like a sonic symbol of remembrance or psychological detachment.If you listen closely, you will notice the skillful manipulation of collage and electro-acoustic.

Matschulat's family farm is surrounded by native Atlantic forest, and the trees are protected, so many of the recordings were made under this canopy. As a child, Matschulat said he felt as if he had crossed a threshold, and felt the magic and horror contained in this environment. "In Formosa we went into the woods and recorded. There are snakes and all kinds of things that you don't want to step on. Formosa is in the south of Brazil and his mother's family lived in Prussia in the 1880s. His great-grandfather built a church there, which still stands today, and the congregation sings in German hymnbooks from the 1850s. and my grandfather worked while playing the accordion.
As the patriarch of a pious village surrounded by forests, he ran a farm.I started having hallucinations in pitch darkness."

Formosa's second track is about life, expressed in the form of a love for the potato salad whose recipe is on the sleeve note and which I vividly remember my grandmother making at family barbecues.The song begins with the strange sound of a boiled egg being put into a bowl of water, then the phone rings, sinks, plates, cutlery, mayonnaise and potatoes, and the sounds of a home.It is a peaceful family scene where time passes quietly until the meal is ready.

The two works in Formosa are meditations on everyday connections with home and family, and more broadly on concepts of life, death and belonging.This album creates a psychological atlas about the meaning of our everyday sound world, the teleology of places, safety and home.

Labels and other worksClick here for the guidelines. ///Click here to see more Calling Cards Publishing releases available at Tobira.

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Nationwide Tobira Exclusive

Includes DL code. Edition of 200.

Calling Cards Publishing:

"Formosa is composer Adam Matschulat's first major work under his own full name, a deeply personal album of field recordings capturing sounds from kitchens, churches, forests and farmyards in a compositional net of musique concrète that speaks directly to his family's history in the south of Brazil , exploring what it means to feel safe.

"It's where I call home," Matschulat says of Formosa. "It's where we spent all our summer holidays. This was a place I felt safe, and was a refuge from life in the city, which I found hard. This album is a A mixture of this beautiful sense of safety and also a sense of respect I have for the magic of the place."

The two side-long compositions contain recordings made in Formosa, from intimate moments between his family members – his mother speaking German to his grandfather – to church singing and the sound of family BBQs. of rotting and returning to the earth. "This album is about mortality, but also the woods – the cycles of the land and our tiny existence around it,” he says. "My grandad is the strongest man I've ever known – he's kind, gentle, supportive but worked like an elephant. Until he was 80 he did all the farmwork, then his heart went and he couldn't even hold his accordion. He'd lost his sense of purpose. I wanted to explore that feeling in the recordings."

The album is made of two-side long distinct compositions. The first explores his connection between mortality and the land, structured around warp and weft of place and conversation. From a distance, the scene appears to be straightforward field recordings of a working farm; of conversations around a table; wobbling German songs with halting accordion on a bed of night-time insect sounds; of hymns once removed by tape static as if remembered, or as a sonic symbol of psychological detachment. Closer listening reveals astute collaging and electro- acoustic manipulations.

Matschulat's family's farm is surrounded by virgin Atlantic wood, where the trees are protected, and many of the recordings are from under this canopy. Matschulat remembers as a child feeling as if he had crossed a threshold, and the magic and fear contained in this environment. "For Formosa I went and recorded in the forest," he says, "but I've never been there at night. There's stuff you don't want to step on there – snakes and all sorts. I got myself completely wrapped up." so I didn't get bitten to shreds, Formosa is in the South of Brazil, where his mother's family emigrated from Prussia in the 1880s. His great-great grandfather built a church there, which still stands and where the congregation still sing from 1850s German hymn books. The role of preacher passed down in the family to his grandfather, who played accordion and worked his
farm as the patriarch of what remains a pious community surrounded by forest. and crossed over into the forest at about 3am, and stood there recording for a long time. In the pitch black – and it is completely dark in there – I began to hallucinate ."

The second piece on Formosa is about life, in the form of love for his grandmother's potato salad, the recipe for which is included in the sleeve notes and which he has vivid memories of his grandmother making for family BBQs. rattling sound: boiled eggs in a bowl of water, giving way to a phone ringing off the hook and the sounds of a household: of sinks, plates and cutlery, and the close mic'd squelching of mayonnaise and potatoes. domestic scene, where time passes quietly in the production of a meal.

The two pieces on Formosa are meditations on everyday connections to home and family, and more broadly on notions of life, death and belonging. It is an album about the significance of our everyday sonic worlds that creates a teleology of place, and a psychological cartography of safety and home.
 "

Artist : Adam Matschulat

Label: Calling Cards Publishing

*Sold exclusively at our store in Japan

Brazilian sound artist Adam Matschulat launches in March 2023 with British experimental labelA limited edition record of 200 copies released by Calling Cards Publishing.

Includes two self-documentary musique concrète about places and family, recorded in his hometown of Formosa. Comes with DL code and insert.

Below is a commentary by the label.

Formosa, composer Adam Matschulat's first major work under his full name, is a deeply personal album of field recordings of kitchens, churches, forests and farms expressed in musique concrète structures.

"This is the place I call home," says Matschulat of Formosa. “I used to spend all my summer vacations here. It was a place where I felt safe, a refuge from the city life that I found difficult. and respect for the magic of this place."

Two sidelong compositions include intimate moments between his family (mother speaking German to his grandfather), church singing, and the sounds of family barbecues, all recorded in Formosa. increase.It also contains latent allusions to life and death, such as the cloud of flies, which suggests decay and return to the soil. "This album is about death and about the forest, about the cycle of the land and our little beings around it," he says. “My grandfather is the strongest man I have ever known. It got so bad he couldn't even hold an accordion. He had lost his sense of purpose, and I wanted to explore that feeling in my recordings."

This album consists of two large songs. The first explores the connection between death and land and is built around the warp and weft of place and dialogue.Seen from a distance, field recordings of farm work in progress, conversations around the table, German songs shimmering as the accordion stops on a bed of night bug sounds, hymns once removed by the static electricity of the tape, like It looks like a sonic symbol of remembrance or psychological detachment.If you listen closely, you will notice the skillful manipulation of collage and electro-acoustic.

Matschulat's family farm is surrounded by native Atlantic forest, and the trees are protected, so many of the recordings were made under this canopy. As a child, Matschulat said he felt as if he had crossed a threshold, and felt the magic and horror contained in this environment. "In Formosa we went into the woods and recorded. There are snakes and all kinds of things that you don't want to step on. Formosa is in the south of Brazil and his mother's family lived in Prussia in the 1880s. His great-grandfather built a church there, which still stands today, and the congregation sings in German hymnbooks from the 1850s. and my grandfather worked while playing the accordion.
As the patriarch of a pious village surrounded by forests, he ran a farm.I started having hallucinations in pitch darkness."

Formosa's second track is about life, expressed in the form of a love for the potato salad whose recipe is on the sleeve note and which I vividly remember my grandmother making at family barbecues.The song begins with the strange sound of a boiled egg being put into a bowl of water, then the phone rings, sinks, plates, cutlery, mayonnaise and potatoes, and the sounds of a home.It is a peaceful family scene where time passes quietly until the meal is ready.

The two works in Formosa are meditations on everyday connections with home and family, and more broadly on concepts of life, death and belonging.This album creates a psychological atlas about the meaning of our everyday sound world, the teleology of places, safety and home.

Labels and other worksClick here for the guidelines. ///Click here to see more Calling Cards Publishing releases available at Tobira.

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

Nationwide Tobira Exclusive

Includes DL code. Edition of 200.

Calling Cards Publishing:

"Formosa is composer Adam Matschulat's first major work under his own full name, a deeply personal album of field recordings capturing sounds from kitchens, churches, forests and farmyards in a compositional net of musique concrète that speaks directly to his family's history in the south of Brazil , exploring what it means to feel safe.

"It's where I call home," Matschulat says of Formosa. "It's where we spent all our summer holidays. This was a place I felt safe, and was a refuge from life in the city, which I found hard. This album is a A mixture of this beautiful sense of safety and also a sense of respect I have for the magic of the place."

The two side-long compositions contain recordings made in Formosa, from intimate moments between his family members – his mother speaking German to his grandfather – to church singing and the sound of family BBQs. of rotting and returning to the earth. "This album is about mortality, but also the woods – the cycles of the land and our tiny existence around it,” he says. "My grandad is the strongest man I've ever known – he's kind, gentle, supportive but worked like an elephant. Until he was 80 he did all the farmwork, then his heart went and he couldn't even hold his accordion. He'd lost his sense of purpose. I wanted to explore that feeling in the recordings."

The album is made of two-side long distinct compositions. The first explores his connection between mortality and the land, structured around warp and weft of place and conversation. From a distance, the scene appears to be straightforward field recordings of a working farm; of conversations around a table; wobbling German songs with halting accordion on a bed of night-time insect sounds; of hymns once removed by tape static as if remembered, or as a sonic symbol of psychological detachment. Closer listening reveals astute collaging and electro- acoustic manipulations.

Matschulat's family's farm is surrounded by virgin Atlantic wood, where the trees are protected, and many of the recordings are from under this canopy. Matschulat remembers as a child feeling as if he had crossed a threshold, and the magic and fear contained in this environment. "For Formosa I went and recorded in the forest," he says, "but I've never been there at night. There's stuff you don't want to step on there – snakes and all sorts. I got myself completely wrapped up." so I didn't get bitten to shreds, Formosa is in the South of Brazil, where his mother's family emigrated from Prussia in the 1880s. His great-great grandfather built a church there, which still stands and where the congregation still sing from 1850s German hymn books. The role of preacher passed down in the family to his grandfather, who played accordion and worked his
farm as the patriarch of what remains a pious community surrounded by forest. and crossed over into the forest at about 3am, and stood there recording for a long time. In the pitch black – and it is completely dark in there – I began to hallucinate ."

The second piece on Formosa is about life, in the form of love for his grandmother's potato salad, the recipe for which is included in the sleeve notes and which he has vivid memories of his grandmother making for family BBQs. rattling sound: boiled eggs in a bowl of water, giving way to a phone ringing off the hook and the sounds of a household: of sinks, plates and cutlery, and the close mic'd squelching of mayonnaise and potatoes. domestic scene, where time passes quietly in the production of a meal.

The two pieces on Formosa are meditations on everyday connections to home and family, and more broadly on notions of life, death and belonging. It is an album about the significance of our everyday sonic worlds that creates a teleology of place, and a psychological cartography of safety and home.
 "

Artist : Adam Matschulat

Label: Calling Cards Publishing