we are not good in words, therefore we make music.
mark bradley obviously loves this quote. but just by listening to “offerings” you sense his deep knowledge of the 70s german kosmische musik. the feeling of everything is kept in slow motion while playing the tape. stumbling over melted moonlight with the wisdom of supernatural probabilities. timeless structures switching to freeway notions. your fingers producing traces while moved in front of your eyes. power plants humming in the dark, irrlicht between your feet.
but besides this kosmische quality bradleys music has structure. the track order is like a big cycle, the tracks themselves sometimes like songs, droning verse, minimalist chorus, droning verse. tape slicing copy and paste anachronisms. superb.
kraftwerk’s conceptionalism combined with high quality kosmische lift off. you will love it.
channeling the two women from whom she borrows her pseudonym, sylvia monnier composes music that unfolds like a book: with parsimony, meticulousness and a heightened sense of phrases that are subtly linked, to tell a story, gently. telling a story? sylvia monnier rather recounts atmospheres, moments, environments... one would say they they are drones, ringing. but it's more so a sensitive collage of areas of sound, at first scattered and solitary, then superimposed upon each other to better abandon themselves. something feminine prevails here; as if we're facing the musical attempts of a boy who left a corner of provence and arrived in lyon, metamorphosed into a young girl. or the contrary. we no longer know. but we trust the spirit of the cassettes: the tapes of sylvia monnier - that we, without realizing it or growing tired, replay over and over - do not lie. aquestion of trust, a book that we reread again, year after year. [joseph ghosn]
in my book one of the best drone act around. period.
so first i removed cat hair from all working surfaces, then, after drinking a few beers, I started to record, boldly and brave. luckily this time I didn’t forget to press the record button and was generally in good shape – not only in the beer drinking discipline. in anticipation of and curiosity about the following trip to moldova, I dedicated those tracks to this country even though I didn’t know it – how romantic! if one looks deeper into the glass, he might not notice right away that everything was played live, without overdubs, using synth, sampler, tapes & effects.
music like a young kitten, very soft at the neck. but beware of those claws!