Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Salakapakka Sound System-La Musique Concrète part 1 (2009)
Few words about La musique. First of all it is - as name suggests - concrete music, no instruments played by myself. All music is from pre-recorded sources. Halfway through making of this record I noticed that it contains religious theme just by accident. Is it pro-, anti religious or neither? It is listeners job to make conclusions. La musique´s style ranges from dark ambient to drone and noise.
Tracks 1 and 3 contain a lot of church acoustics, choir loops, organ sounds, noises etc. recorded in Finland and Slovenia. Track 2 features church bells, orthodox chanting and electronic noises. Track 4 features only sounds from Finnish christian radio sermons, all words have been edited out leaving only breath-ins and -outs, room acoustics etc. Last two tracks are built on construction site sounds spiced with interference noises and field recording snippets from various sources. Last track is a massive 30-minute journey into sound, certainly not suitable for people who want their music/noise as fast-food-like short sharp blasts.