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christina vantzou // No. 5 LP

christina vantzou // No. 5 LP

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This is a record released in November 2022 by christina vantzou, an ambient artist from Brussels, Belgium, on the long-established American ambient label Kranky.

Contains 17 tranquil neo-classical ambient songs with the participation of 11 musicians.

Below is a commentary by the label.

While performing at a film festival on the Aegean island of Syros, Christina Vantu experienced a 'moment of concentration', a particular vision of the vast number of live recordings she had amassed for her fifth album. did.She migrated to the island of Ano Koufonisi in the Cyclades, where she sits at an outside patio table with her laptop and headphones, taking short breaks for a swim, carving and shaping sound sources into unnerving yet lyrical movements. We have started the “reduction process”.Mixing it herself, rather than using her engineers, emphasizes the intimate and autobiographical aspects of her music, and she describes No. 5 as "almost like her first album."

Based on sessions conducted in February 2020, Vanzo's editorial instincts emphasize process and isolation, spotlighting resonance and inhibition, fluidity and the long tail.His ephemeral compositions of piano, wind, string, synthetic and field recordings are as much space as his composition, a surreal grotto of shifting light filled with an invisible sense of divinity. . With 2 musicians on board, it feels minimal and malleable, sculpted out of intermittent moments and diagonal synchronicities..Vantu describes No. 5 as "letting go," "soft boundaries," and "an unfixed, undefinable place."


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

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While on the island of Syros in the Aegean Sea for a film festival performance, Christina Vantzou experienced what she characterized as “a moment of focus” – a specific vision for the sprawl of raw recordings she'd been amassing for her fifth album. relocating to the Cycladic island of Ano Koufonisi she situated herself outside at a patio table with a laptop and headphones, taking brief breaks to swim, and began the “reductive process” of shaving and shaping the source material into uneasy but lyrical movements, alternately austere and adorned with strange inflections: glottal groaning, cavernous water, glittering eddies of modular synth, languorous silences. Mixing the pieces herself without outsourcing to an engineer compounded the intimacy and autobiographical dimension of the music; she refers to No. 5 as “almost like a first album.”

Drawing on sessions staged in February 2020, Vantzou's editing instincts emphasize process and isolation, spotlighting resonance and restraint, liquidity and long tails. Fleeting configurations of piano, wind, strings, synthetics, and field recordings, these are spaces as much as compositions, surreal grottos of shifting light, suffused with a sense of invisible divinity. Although 17 musicians appear on the record, the proceedings feel minimalist and malleable, sculpted from interstitial moments and oblique synchronicities. The definition of a composer as “one who joins things” is here both plumbed and proven; Vantzou describes No. 5 as “a letting go,” a place of “soft borders,” unfixed and undefinable. 

 

Artist : christina vantzou

Label: Kranky

This is a record released in November 2022 by christina vantzou, an ambient artist from Brussels, Belgium, on the long-established American ambient label Kranky.

Contains 17 tranquil neo-classical ambient songs with the participation of 11 musicians.

Below is a commentary by the label.

While performing at a film festival on the Aegean island of Syros, Christina Vantu experienced a 'moment of concentration', a particular vision of the vast number of live recordings she had amassed for her fifth album. did.She migrated to the island of Ano Koufonisi in the Cyclades, where she sits at an outside patio table with her laptop and headphones, taking short breaks for a swim, carving and shaping sound sources into unnerving yet lyrical movements. We have started the “reduction process”.Mixing it herself, rather than using her engineers, emphasizes the intimate and autobiographical aspects of her music, and she describes No. 5 as "almost like her first album."

Based on sessions conducted in February 2020, Vanzo's editorial instincts emphasize process and isolation, spotlighting resonance and inhibition, fluidity and the long tail.His ephemeral compositions of piano, wind, string, synthetic and field recordings are as much space as his composition, a surreal grotto of shifting light filled with an invisible sense of divinity. . With 2 musicians on board, it feels minimal and malleable, sculpted out of intermittent moments and diagonal synchronicities..Vantu describes No. 5 as "letting go," "soft boundaries," and "an unfixed, undefinable place."


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

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While on the island of Syros in the Aegean Sea for a film festival performance, Christina Vantzou experienced what she characterized as “a moment of focus” – a specific vision for the sprawl of raw recordings she'd been amassing for her fifth album. relocating to the Cycladic island of Ano Koufonisi she situated herself outside at a patio table with a laptop and headphones, taking brief breaks to swim, and began the “reductive process” of shaving and shaping the source material into uneasy but lyrical movements, alternately austere and adorned with strange inflections: glottal groaning, cavernous water, glittering eddies of modular synth, languorous silences. Mixing the pieces herself without outsourcing to an engineer compounded the intimacy and autobiographical dimension of the music; she refers to No. 5 as “almost like a first album.”

Drawing on sessions staged in February 2020, Vantzou's editing instincts emphasize process and isolation, spotlighting resonance and restraint, liquidity and long tails. Fleeting configurations of piano, wind, strings, synthetics, and field recordings, these are spaces as much as compositions, surreal grottos of shifting light, suffused with a sense of invisible divinity. Although 17 musicians appear on the record, the proceedings feel minimalist and malleable, sculpted from interstitial moments and oblique synchronicities. The definition of a composer as “one who joins things” is here both plumbed and proven; Vantzou describes No. 5 as “a letting go,” a place of “soft borders,” unfixed and undefinable. 

 

Artist : christina vantzou

Label: Kranky