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Karl Fousek // Another Use For Time CD

Karl Fousek // Another Use For Time CD

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The Danish ambient label Philery Tapes has arrived for the first time in Japan.

This work is a CD released by Phinery in May 2020 by Vancouver acoustician Karl Fousek, who has also released it from Dinzu Artefacts and others.Includes 5 collage ambient songs using modular.Digipak specifications are already out of print.

Labels and other workshere /// Click here to see more Phinery Tapes releases available at Tobira. 

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"Established as a key voice in modern synthesizer music, Karl Fousek's focus lies on the sense of movement inherent in his modular. And it is indeed'movement', along with its close cousin'time', that seems to inform the pure experimentalism with sound Fousek's tones flurry back and forth across and inside each other, with the Canadian composer oscillating between the macro and micro gestures of his instrument to create a sonic sculpture in constant motion. Fousek himself describes it as an album made. in transition: “It's kind of a reflection of my past work and taste and techniques, while also trying to move forward.”

Unusually for Fousek, these three pieces were recorded at separate times, straddling a period of transition as the artist left Montreal to move back west to Vancouver.

The album's opening 18-minute exploration,'What Was Once Or Twice', was recorded in Seattle, and is split into two movements. The first sees Fousek introduce a variety of whooshes, bleeps, and frozen tones, and the second sends them spiralling The entire piece is built around a custom software delay out of control, and receding back into the outer reaches of his setup, short circuiting and colliding into mind bending new forms that seem to fold space-time. network that “reacts automatically and changes itself based on the incoming signal”.

The brief interlude at the center of the record –'Circling' – dates further back to 2016 and deploys those embryonic delay techniques Fousek would later develop, while the second two-parter dates to Montreal in 2018. Constructed from noisier jams, “Time For Another User ”is dense with ideas; an attempt to make a“ classic ”electroacoustic composition devoid of narrative and structure. Algorithms and spontaneity are deployed to encourage maximum disruption, making it a sonic smorgasbord that rewards close listens. Every modest, Fousek views it differently.'Hopefully,' he says,'it just floats by.'"

--Phinery

Artist: Karl Fousek

Label: Phinery

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The Danish ambient label Philery Tapes has arrived for the first time in Japan.

This work is a CD released by Phinery in May 2020 by Vancouver acoustician Karl Fousek, who has also released it from Dinzu Artefacts and others.Includes 5 collage ambient songs using modular.Digipak specifications are already out of print.

Labels and other workshere /// Click here to see more Phinery Tapes releases available at Tobira. 

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"Established as a key voice in modern synthesizer music, Karl Fousek's focus lies on the sense of movement inherent in his modular. And it is indeed'movement', along with its close cousin'time', that seems to inform the pure experimentalism with sound Fousek's tones flurry back and forth across and inside each other, with the Canadian composer oscillating between the macro and micro gestures of his instrument to create a sonic sculpture in constant motion. Fousek himself describes it as an album made. in transition: “It's kind of a reflection of my past work and taste and techniques, while also trying to move forward.”

Unusually for Fousek, these three pieces were recorded at separate times, straddling a period of transition as the artist left Montreal to move back west to Vancouver.

The album's opening 18-minute exploration,'What Was Once Or Twice', was recorded in Seattle, and is split into two movements. The first sees Fousek introduce a variety of whooshes, bleeps, and frozen tones, and the second sends them spiralling The entire piece is built around a custom software delay out of control, and receding back into the outer reaches of his setup, short circuiting and colliding into mind bending new forms that seem to fold space-time. network that “reacts automatically and changes itself based on the incoming signal”.

The brief interlude at the center of the record –'Circling' – dates further back to 2016 and deploys those embryonic delay techniques Fousek would later develop, while the second two-parter dates to Montreal in 2018. Constructed from noisier jams, “Time For Another User ”is dense with ideas; an attempt to make a“ classic ”electroacoustic composition devoid of narrative and structure. Algorithms and spontaneity are deployed to encourage maximum disruption, making it a sonic smorgasbord that rewards close listens. Every modest, Fousek views it differently.'Hopefully,' he says,'it just floats by.'"

--Phinery

Artist: Karl Fousek

Label: Phinery