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APL008 >> Vultrapia - Autopianotationalismasoschism
6 tracks :: 27min 29sec :: 39.65 MB
Vultrapia is one of the projects the american
Jeff Surak is working under, together with the
Puerto Rican based Jorge Castro and the russian
Yann. His project "Vultrapia" stands for large
sonic headrooms and released an EP on Fukkgod,
the netlabel maintained by Thomas Ekelund, and
was high acclaimed. So it was no question Autoplate
requested an EP, here we go with the first release
Jeff: "Since Vultrapia is made up of several
different individuals, I can only speak for myself.
But since I was the "air traffic controller" for
this release I can speak with more authority in
regards to the work. For this release it was
difficult to get all members to work on it due to
time and space considerations. Most of the tracks
were assembled by myself, and the rest by Jorge.
All of the sonic material was pretty much done
equally between myself, Yann and Jorge. But the
assembly was up to me and Jorge. All in all it was
a difficult album to complete. Unlike the first
Vultrapia ep, when everyone was in the same room at
the same time and we had a deadline imposed upon us.
A much easier way to work, when it is all live."
Sebastian: "I think you work pretty much with long
evolving crisp pads and leads, seems like you dont
search the devil in details, which is nothing bad."
Jeff: "I think that is more due to time and space
limitations. Drones are easy to execute, and easy to
exchange small files over poor dialup connections.
Nothing at all bad in drone music. It is just more
expedient than tightly composed works."
Sebastian: "Can you explain the intention behind
the song titles?"
Jeff: "The track scali means cliffs in russian. The
rest of the titles are related to Puerto Rico, where
Jorge Castro lives. The album title itself is a run-on
stream of thought...sort of reflecting the nature of
a group that lives in several different countries at
the same time. One sound leads to another..."
Sebastian: "Since the Vultrapia ensemble is located
across different continents, how can one understand
the working method you guys share ... is it like
sending samples in icq, or more like complete songs
which get reworked by everyone a bit?"
Jeff: "Each track was different. For this album i
collected most of the material from the members and
for others i gave material to Jorge which he worked on
and sent back to me and then i would continue working
on them. Totally different from the first ep on
fukkgod.org which was live in Zan Hoffman's studio."
Sebastian: "The fist track "Scali" with those harsh
triggered heavy sounds in the beginning and this vast
soundscapes later evolving and the grainmanipulated
guitar strings ... I could imagine you're trying to
describe a landscape far off civilization with yet
untouched nature, needle woods ...."
Jeff: "Yes that is a good description of it. Since the
title means cliffs, such a landscape is appropriate to
the nature of the track."
Sebastian: "Playa Resaca" - The tracktitle associates
something hispanice, again i get the imagine of
landscapes, a mexican desert at midday, very hot and
dry, fata mogana .... short cut but pleasing, as the
sounds are kinda warm. "X-Ophilia" beginning calm,
later on develops to a clickish track with fine
modulated, yet highly frequenced sounds ... science
fiction? "Patillas Sandwhich" is a seamless floating
scape ... On "Arecibo Radio" one figures first attempts
with drawing a mysterious melody ... later on drone
analogue modulations, again very metallic and crisp,
equal to "El Yunque" ...
Jeff: "The listener is free to assign whatever connection
that they choose to impose. Vultrapia is not a 100%
digital music group. Even most of the sonic material that
is manipulated using computers comes from outside the
computer: guitars, voices, etc. My contributions are
mostly made outside of the computer and are not
manipulated digitally: they are just mixed in on the
computer with the rest of the sonic material. So alot
of the drone and stuttering sounds are actually acoustic
instruments processed with regular signal processors."
01 Scali 5:46\08.30MB
02 Playa Resaca 2:18\03.31MB
03 X-Ophilia 4:58\07.17MB
04 Patillas Sandwhich 2:42\03.91MB
05 Arecibo Radio 8:18\11.95MB
06 El Yunque 3:28\05.00MB
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