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  1. http://vivapunani.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Hardcore
  2. New podcast: Roc Jiménez de Cisneros about EVOL's very free deconstruction and reinterpretation of György Ligeti's 'Continuum' and Hanne Darboven’s 'Opus 17a' Link: http://rwm.macba.cat/en/sonia/evol/capsula The name of EVOL comes from the Catalan word for Sambucus Ebulus, a herbaceous species of elder with a characteristic foetid smell. Under this moniker, Roc Jiménez de Cisneros and Stephen Sharp make what they call 'computer music for hooligans' or 'rave synthesis'. Since 1996, their deconstructed rave objects have been released on record labels such as Editions Mego, Diagonal, Entr'acte, Presto!?, and ALKU, and presented as installations and live performances worldwide. Even though they reject a clear divide between high and low culture, their aesthetic exploration of algorithmic composition could be said to occupy a neutral place between academia, experimental music and club music. With influences ranging from popular culture – from Basshunter to 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' - to highbrow music by composers such as György Ligeti and Hanne Darboven, their music is slippery as slime when it comes to definitions. As their close friend Goodiepal put it a while ago: 'it’s radical computer music'. A list of keywords that have been applied to their work may offer some clues to crucial and lateral aspects of their work: rave, synthesis, elasticity, time dilation, chronesthesia, goo, hoover, hoover-stretching, hyperobject, slime, psychedelia, altered states, fractal, upward spiral, downward spiral, warping, hooliganism, mereology, horns, horny, kaiju, tetrafluoroethane, acid, anti-humanism, mentasmic, climax, freeze-frame, recursive, poing, non-anthem, strobe, party boobytrap, fold-in, continuum, squashed, monolith, asymmetry, homeomorphic, recurrence, fluorescence, phlop. SONA talks with Roc Jiménez de Cisneros about EVOL's very free deconstruction and reinterpretation of György Ligeti's 'Continuum' and Hanne Darboven’s 'Opus 17a', and how these works relate to the duo’s current artistic practice. Unusual notions of time in relation to music, algorithmic reverse engineering, complexity through simplicity, anti-climax, ancient trance music, weird mental states and Dick Higgins' Superboredom concept pop up in the conversation. More EVOL @Radio_Web_MACBA: http://rwm.macba.cat/en/research/composingwithprocess_2_evol_marcus_schmickler/capsula Enjoy!
  3. "The content of 'Proper Headshrinker' was first presented in public as part of the group exhibition 'Recurrence, repetition, hypnosis and ritual', curated by Paul Purgas at Färgfabriken, Stockholm, 6/12/12 – 13/01/13. In the show, right next to the speakers playing these tracks, the sentence "Like a balloon producing balloons, producing balloons" was printed on the wall in Pantone 805 fluorescent red, the same colour used on the cover of the album. As it turns out, the title of the exhibition almost feels like the perfect tagline for "Proper Headshrinker". The ten tracks in the album are unlikely techno anthems, stripped down hoovers, and deformed supersaws driven by extremely simple cyclic patterns. Ten pieces of identical length that focus on continuity, neighbourhood, and iteration, but also on sameness, insideness and outsideness." editions mego http://editionsmego.com/release/eMEGO+164 evol http://vivapunani.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Discography fact http://www.factmag.com/2013/02/07/editions-mego-announce-new-album-from-rave-deconstructionists-evol/
  4. The new EVOL album, 'Wormhole Shubz' is out now on Entr'acte! The CD comes in a limited edition oversized jacket with glow in the dark ink and an 8-page booklet featuring an exclusive interview with Eric Persing, the father of the legendary ‘hoover’ sound. Key words: hardcore drone, radical computer music, rave synthesis. A combination of trance inducing exercise and hooliganistic noise, 'Wormhole Shubz' pulls the listener into a maelstrom of quasi-periodic patterns and large-scale whirling structures that provide a renewed morphology for custom-made hoovers, supersaws, and other oddly familiar club culture standards. Snippets and info here: http://www.entracte.co.uk/project/evol-e122
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