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SND/Mark Fell thread
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#1 hello spiral

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 02:02 AM

Just saw him perform last Friday at the London Contmporary Music Festival. Lush to see him return to his Multistability era after a good few years concentrating on more 'contemporary' and non-electronic stuff.

 

 

Fuckin banging

 

Fell is probably my fave electronic musician after the autocray m8s so I thought it would be nice to share tracks and enthusiasm towards his u n  i   q    u     e      a       e        s         t          h           e            t             i               c

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQFymdVe-3A

 

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 02:17 AM

Saw him opening for æ a couple of times with SND but I guess it was too early in my erm musical journey as I didn't really get into it then.

I've been listening to his Gabor Lazar collab LP an insane lot this year, and from what you've shared I'd better give Multistability a try asap. Enjoyed his Errorsmith colab when it got released but haven't listened to it in a while.

Just played bits of his live set, sounded pretty great indeed.

Thanks for the thread!



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Posted 18 December 2018 - 02:32 AM

He us a good trainor of Rian too.



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Posted 18 December 2018 - 02:39 AM

He us a good trainor of Rian too.

 

heh, check the signs at the end of that LCMF show. One of them says "should've booked his son"



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Posted 18 December 2018 - 03:48 AM

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 03:57 AM

Just saw him perform last Friday at the London Contmporary Music Festival. Lush to see him return to his Multistability era after a good few years concentrating on more 'contemporary' and non-electronic stuff.

 

 

Fuckin banging

 

Fell is probably my fave electronic musician after the autocray m8s so I thought it would be nice to share tracks and enthusiasm towards his u n  i   q    u     e      a       e        s         t          h           e            t             i               c

 

Fucking love this man, thanks for filming it.

 

 

Atavism and Multistability were formative; Mark Fell and .snd are huge to me as well; this thread is important.

 

I always wondered what happened to Mat Steel, was actually going to ask you recently...horrible if true about the ear.



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Posted 18 December 2018 - 04:23 AM

I've long been putting off making a thread with a retrospective of SND's early years and how perfect it is. Mark Fell's solo stuff falls too heavy into the art wank territory too often for me to properly enjoy. They really hit lightning in a bottle with everything before tenderlove though.



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Posted 18 December 2018 - 04:45 AM

 

 

would love to catch him live oneday, he can make one hell of a show it seems

 

multistability is my favorite but i like his more chill stuff like the collabs with errorsmith and dj sprinkles aswell



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Posted 18 December 2018 - 04:58 AM

 They really hit lightning in a bottle with everything before tenderlove

 

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This fucking vid. I'd cut off my little toe to be able to see this live

 

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 05:15 AM

bet he's excited about that new Sonic movie



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Posted 18 December 2018 - 05:51 AM

 

 They really hit lightning in a bottle with everything before tenderlove

 

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Tenderlove is good but it's not a patch on everything prior.



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Posted 18 December 2018 - 05:59 AM

Fair but also disagree. Tenderlove onwards is more challenging territory for sure but I love a good challenge.

I remember there was a thread for posting art/photos to accompany autechre's music and someone posted a Mondrian. To which someone replied "nah that's SND" which is perfect.

 

Just found this on Fell's site lol

 

 

multistability live (microtemporal works)

some quotes about mark fell live:

  • 'probably my single favourite set of music i've heard this year' keith fullerton whitman
  • 'briliant performance' florian hecker
  • 'best live set i've heard in ages' oren ambarchi
  • 'inspiring and thrilling' frank bretschneider
  • 'a magisterial performance' christophe charles
  • 'most drawn out cresendo in history' rob hall
  • 'the yardstick by which all jams shall be judged' john elliot, spectrum spools/emeralds
  • 'a religious experience' electronic supper club
  • 'you're a douchebag and this sucks' comment from audience member to boyfriend


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Posted 18 December 2018 - 06:18 AM

lol



edit: also the live recent stuff sounds cool and checked out Multistability based on Spiral's rec, it's pretty nice. Gets toward Vladislav Delay territory really, but very stripped back. The live stuff sounds a bit more full and peaks my ears up, hoping that comes out in some fashion.

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 07:08 AM



 

I remember there was a thread for posting art/photos to accompany autechre's music and someone posted a Mondrian. To which someone replied "nah that's SND" which is perfect.

 

Definitely agree here. I'm by no means as seasoned an SND listener as some here, but from the stuff I have gotten hold of, I can totally see the Mondrian visual allusions.

 

Autechre are deffo way too linked with graff for me.


Edited by oscillik, 18 December 2018 - 07:09 AM.


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Posted 18 December 2018 - 07:09 AM

 

lol holy hell

 

I really do need to dig into his older stuff, these snd tracks are lush



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Posted 18 December 2018 - 07:19 AM

UL8 which came out after Multistability is also lush

 



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Posted 18 December 2018 - 07:24 AM

Mat Steel @ LCMF 2013

https://youtu.be/nWby1nvT_mU?t=313

 

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 07:32 AM

Bit hot and cold on the Dj Sprinkles collabs, hot on this one for sure though

 

 

Only video I can find of it and the lame cocktail party house Dj mixes out of it halfway thru. Sweet :(


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Posted 18 December 2018 - 07:35 AM

Met him once during Geometry of Now event he curated in Moscow (Feb 2017).

 

It was actually quite a funny story, daughter of officially the richest man in Russia, Victoria Michelson, happened to walk into Fell and Luke Fowler's installation at the Barbican Center and decided to offer him the chance to treat this disintegrated pre-Soviet water-power plant recently bought by her father for future art center purposes.

 

He invited a lot of his friends and favourites for sound installations, workshops, talks and live gigs, of course. You can check the line-up for names, some artists couldn't come, i guess, at least i know that he also invited the 'chre, but it was against their schedule (no tour at the time). He even brought some of his favourite printed texts for library section (just a large table with A4 prints of research articles and occasional books on philosophy and shit). Mat Steele was there, too, i forgot his exact role, but he was the main technical/sound producer of sorts.

 

I saw Mark participating in the last talk (on curating contemporary sound art and music) and decided to greet him in person. But i didn't know what to say, so i kinda stood there trying to come up with anything and finally decided to go the idiot fanboy route by asking about his kids. I already deducted that Rian Treanor was his son (i was the one who shared the evidence with WATMM and started the rumour, if you recall), so i asked for his superfluous confirmation (he just gave a nod) and then asked about his daughter, whose track he played in the Headphone Highlights podcast, she also narrated his Composing with process series on radio web MACBA. 

 

So yeah, i'm there asking him about the track, he was ready to go into it but i already heard the story in the podcast, on to the next question with a slight interruption - what's Connie up to? And he goes on with his usual calmly drawn out talk and i'm not hearing half of it (she's twenty and?) so i interrupt him again by asking if she's making electronic music and he says no. Then some girl comes by to greet him and after a pause i awkwardly jump to the Mat Steele question (he already said about his participation in the public talk) and yeah, ok, thanks, bye go to the exit.



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Posted 18 December 2018 - 07:39 AM

Talking of collabs - One of my faves of his:



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Posted 18 December 2018 - 09:01 AM

 

Fair but also disagree. Tenderlove onwards is more challenging territory for sure but I love a good challenge.

I remember there was a thread for posting art/photos to accompany autechre's music and someone posted a Mondrian. To which someone replied "nah that's SND" which is perfect.

 

Just found this on Fell's site lol

 

 

multistability live (microtemporal works)

some quotes about mark fell live:

  • 'probably my single favourite set of music i've heard this year' keith fullerton whitman
  • 'briliant performance' florian hecker
  • 'best live set i've heard in ages' oren ambarchi
  • 'inspiring and thrilling' frank bretschneider
  • 'a magisterial performance' christophe charles
  • 'most drawn out cresendo in history' rob hall
  • 'the yardstick by which all jams shall be judged' john elliot, spectrum spools/emeralds
  • 'a religious experience' electronic supper club
  • 'you're a douchebag and this sucks' comment from audience member to boyfriend

 

 

lol

 

 

I'm not talking about it being challenging though. I just think they hit upon a perfect aesthetic that wasn't being done at the time and is seemingly completely inimitable. I don't want to say too much about it as I wanted to make a really long gushing thread like an article about it.

 

I think if everything before tenderlove existed as SND and everything else was called something else, SND would be this perfectly sublime little audio artifact from the turn of the century divorced from anything else out there. The existence of Atavism highly dilutes that, though I do appreciate bits of it. I'm sure there were other glitch/clicks and cuts stuff at the time, but I've never heard anything that comes close to that SND aesthetic. Will gush later when I have time.



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Posted 18 December 2018 - 09:37 AM


and then asked about his daughter, whose track he played in the Headphone Highlights podcast, she also narrated his Composing with process series on radio web MACBA. 
 
 
 
Cool didn't know that.  Enjoyed those podcasts.


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Posted 18 December 2018 - 09:56 AM

yeah his composing with process thing with the kid (only just read it's his daughter itt) explaining each piece is amazing



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Posted 18 December 2018 - 10:03 AM

Atavism remains my fav snd/fell release, while ten types of elsewhere being second, mulistability third

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 10:13 AM

yeah his composing with process thing with the kid (only just read it's his daughter itt) explaining each piece is amazing

I had no idea either ! That definitely explains it - Was wondering why there was a random person stumbling over some of the more esoteric words rather than a proper 'academic' narrating it. That's sweet !