Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Iancu Dumitrescu - 'Pierres Sacrees/Hazard And Tectonics' (2013)

So, over at Wm. Berger's My Castle Of Quiet, I heard Iancu Dumitrescu for the first time in a long while, and so I started digging and found that he put out a record for Ideologic Organ/Editions Mego in 2013, which they themselves uploaded to YouTube! Here is an informative link about the release: The first track is 'Pierres Sacrees' which dates from the late 80's/early '90s's, and is composed of "prepared piano, metallic plates and objects" and the second track, 'Hazard And Tectonics' is "computer realized" and dates from 2009-2013 All are apparently performed! as well as composed by Dumitrescu. Both of these tracks are blow-your-cortex heavy. The 'organic' one sounds to my ears completely 'electronic' and alien-squall far-out. Objects with a fair degree of mass buzz, clunk, clatter, resonate and short-out wildly. This is noise-bliss of the highest orders. Dumitrescu apparently regarded everything as a sound-source to be acoustically alchemized and processed. And all recorded musick is 'electronic musick' to begin with in a very important sense, as the means of its capturing/recording/playback are all electronic in nature and that is the medium by which it is heard, etc.

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