David Van Tieghem x Ten: Fits & Starts
For the tenth installment in RVNG?s FRWKYS series, an inanimate bulletin board becomes an instrument and the core of the collaboration. NYC composer and percussionist David Van Tieghem reassembles his own live performances as reimagined by a vanguard of ten musicians over two sides of audio collaging at its most expressive and experimental.
Gardland: Syndrome Syndrome
Syndrome Syndrome, the debut album from Gardland, fuses human flaw and scattershot intuition with volatile machinery and chance-based composition. The double LP explores the rugged tropes of wasted ?outsider? techno while exhibiting a stark emotive core, eliciting timbral intensity and questing pathos in equal measure. Imposing and muscular yet marked by frenetic finesse, Syndrome Syndrome is born from a dyslexic dialogue between man and machine.
Swisher is a bold expansion of Blondes’ recorded repertoire, evolved from the past couple years of reinventing their sound for intense club atmospheres. A dark, meticulous production with a distinct percussive focus, Blondes second album exhibits the duo’s infatuation with techno in immersive sound environments.
Stellar Om Source: Joy One Mile
Stellar OM Source?s new album, Joy One Mile, marks a certain and spirited departure into worlds unknown. A faithful leap into the infinite beat, Joy One Mile is the most forward-reaching effort by Stellar OM Source yet. Stellar OM Source originated from Christelle Gualdi?s desire to unhinge from her academic musical upbringing. A double bassist in the Konigin Katharina Stift Schulorchester and a student of music theory at Université Paris VIII, Gualdi completed her studies in electro-acoustic composition at the Conservatoire de Paris after earning an architecture degree.
The process of Gualdi?s ?unlearning? began in experimental ensemble settings, and it became more recognizable as she moved toward solo performance. Stellar OM Source?s name is fittingly inspired in part by the pathway to higher consciousness and cosmos via one?s own voice. Gualdi was also inspired by?and also an integral member of?the late aughts DIY synthesizer community. Alongside Oneohtrix Point Never, Emeralds and James Ferraro, Stellar OM Source?s stream of self-released CDRs defined a zeitgeist of artists trending away from their noisy roots via polyphonic escapism.