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  • Wouter Van Veldhoven 'Mort Aux Vaches' cd

    24 Dec 2009, 18:12 by LePetitMignon

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    Artist: Wouter Van Veldhoven
    Title: Mort Aux Vaches
    Label: Mort Aux Vaches
    Cat#/Purchase: 18627
    Code#: MAV 064
    Format: Cd, 3-panel engraved silkscreened cover ltd. 500ex.
    Retail Price in Eur: 14.80

    Review in Vital Weekly:

    "Perhaps I told this before: one sunday afternoon two years I went out to see the farewell event of a band that I never heard of, Dagpauwoog, but I knew all of its members (including Rutger Zuydervelt) and was pleasantly surprised by at least two concerts: soccerCommitee use of voice and guitar blew me away (the female answer to Oren Ambarchi I thought) and Wouter van Veldhoven, who played some analogue synthesizer, a music box, an ancient tape delay. A silent concert, in which every crackle could be noted loud and clear (the presence of a wooden floor added a nice texture, I must admit). Since then I heard bits of his music, but not a lot (why? I wondered), but here he appears in the legendary Mort Aux Vaches series. …
  • Novi_Sad 'Mort Aux Vaches' cd

    24 Dec 2009, 18:10 by LePetitMignon

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    Artist: Novi_Sad
    Title: Mort Aux Vaches
    Label: Mort Aux Vaches
    Cat#/Purchase: 18594
    Code#: MAV 063
    Format: Cd, 3-panel silkscreened old cut vinyl records' cover ltd. 500ex.
    Retail Price in Eur: 14.80

    Review in Vital Weekly:

    “From the somewhat forty-five minutes this new discs last, about eight minutes are totally silent. Since putting an excerpt of this in the Vital Weekly podcast, I have to transfer it to my computer and normalized (meaning make it zero DB) and noticed there is also actually music in there. Odd, why should it be so incredibly silent? If you would turn up your volume all the way up in those parts (three minutes at the beginning and five at the end) it would mean ripping your speakers apart in the middle part, when things become so much louder. A Lopezian take on dynamics, perhaps? Since this was recorded for a radio broadcast I am pretty sure these minutes were not broadcasted. …
  • Muslimgauze - Madrass Sitar Burner 2xLp!

    24 Dec 2009, 18:08 by LePetitMignon

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    Artist: Muslimgauze
    Title: Madrass Sitar Burner
    Label: Staalplaat
    Cat#/Purchase: 18455
    Code#: archive ten
    Format: 2xLp gatefold b/w cover ltd. 600ex.
    Retail Price in Eur: 21,90

    “Madrass Sitar Burner harbours Muslim-world East-Indian/Pakistani flavours as well as North African/Middle Eastern into what could be described as among the more 'jumping' Muslimgauze releases in the oeuvre. Curiously, sitars surface on only one track, perhaps reduced to ashes before further songs could be composed. Masters for Madrass... were submitted by Bryn Jones to Staalplaat in 1998, while Muslimgauze music was well into the dancehall-reggae-dub-cum-noisy-distortion phase. Those who wish to place the album in the overall context of the discography can do so among the 'ethno-electro' (where traditional music is walked through a hall-of-mirrors of effects, deft panning, then dubbed-out into staggered bits) alongside Silknoose…
  • Mudboy 'Mort Aux Vaches' cd

    24 Dec 2009, 18:02 by LePetitMignon

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    Artist: Mudboy
    Title: Mort Aux Vaches
    Label: Mort Aux Vaches
    Cat#: 18454
    Code#: MAV 062
    Format: Cd, 3-pannel wooden cover ltd. 500ex.
    Retail Price in Eur: 14.80

    Review in Vital Weekly:

    "From what I know about Mudboy this could be a short review: next to nothing. I reviewed various of his releases, which I all liked actually, but then: that's it. In November 2006 he was guest at VPRO's program Dwars and recorded this thirty minute session, consisting of five pieces. Since I never saw him perform live, I must guess what it is that he does, but it seems he has an organ (for three note melodies), maybe a sampler (for field recordings, bell sounds and such like) and a microphone. The music he creates with those relatively simple means is, as the man himself, quite a mystery in that sense that its not easy to describe. I scribbled down the words 'psychedelic one man orchestra', 'wacked out space pop', 'cerebral ambient'. …