LIVE DATES OCTOBER 2014

30. 10. 2014. Manchester Faktion & Annex Agency /w Keith Fullerton W., Mark Fell
19. 10. 2014. Basel Plattfon Records
18. 10. 2014. Karlsruhe ZKM /w Mark Fell
02. 10. 2014. Budapest Ultrahang Festival /w Vatican Shadow




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LIVE - BUDAPEST @ LARM - 05. 29 - WITH MARK FELL



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14 TRACKS: DIGITAL DIASPORA BY BOOMKAT

Florian Hecker, Ben Vida, Gábor Lázár, Ryoji Ikeda, Rene Hell, Marcus Schmickler & Julian Rohrhuber, Lorenzo Senni, Opera Mort, Eugene Carchesio, @C, Kevin Drumm, Evol, Russell Haswell & Yasunao Tone, Cristioan Vogel.

"This week we peer into the crenellated realms of contemporary computer music and digital extremes derived from digital-based techniques and processes. All the music in this selection was created more or less over the past decade - the earliest piece is taken from Florian Hecker's Prix Ars Electronica Award-winning 'Sun Pandämonium' (2003) - but we've particularly focussed on more recent, bleeding-edge iterations of the sound thru outstanding works by the likes of Lorenzo Senni, Gábor Lázár, EVOL, Opéra Mort, and Rene Hell, among others. Collected, they span a unique spectrum of timbres and arrangements highlighting various compositional strategies, placing edited improvisations alongside algorithmic composition and experimental research models. But while these concepts come across as impenetrable on paper, the results often yield brave, psychedelic and synaesthetically-appealing new soundworlds for hungry, inquisitive ears."

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LIVE @ ATHENS - 03.14

http://romvos.org/

Exarchion Hotel, 6th floor, balcony - 2 PM / 7 AM





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GÁBOR LÁZÁR - ILS - 2014 - ALBUM, CD - OUT ON PRESTO!?



Review by: Awkward Movements

"First spotted sharing the Split cassette release with Russell Haswell back in April, Gábor Lázár is set to release his debut full length this month on the ever-good Presto?! label. ILS sees Lázár continue the algorithmic electronic experiments that captivated us on Split extended out to a CD release dropping sometime in November. Via his label Last Foundation Lázár has released not only himself and Haswell but sonic experimenters Evol, Ekoplekz and Schneider TM to name but a few. As far as his own works go the (occasional) producer's mantra of "limitation breeds creation" couldn't be more applicable. As a rule we're generally fans of experimental music, leaning towards the likes of Schmickler and Florian Heckler as much as the algorithmic projects of k3T3m, Evol and Tristan Perich's One-Bit Symphony. Lázár as an artist belongs in the second group, and surprisingly is already producing some of the most interesting music of the time.

His style is as hectic and unpredictable as it is battered and composed. In the stretching and squashing of the single note for an entire album you'd expect some form of repetitiveness but you get a degree of the opposite. The whole thing's engaging and surprisingly unparanoid. There's a level of comfort in hearing the same note pushed and pulled in different directions. This isn't peak-hour transport music to go to soundtrack your journey to and from work. It's deeply hypnotic, sort of the audio equivalent of a pipe smoking hobby. The more you listen, the more you realise what a masterpiece this is, refined and worked on until an algorithm and one note becomes a brilliant collection of tracks. Unlike most limitation-based projects that are nice and quirky as a novelty, once you accept the first minute of the first track, you're hooked until the end."

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GÁBOR LÁZÁR / RUSSELL HASWELL - SPLIT - 2013 - C46, LTD - IS OUT ON LAST FOUNDATION



Review by: Boomkat

Killer, sharply contrasting split of hyper-rhythmic electronics and drone-noise. Last Foundation label co-founder Gábor Lázár impresses with with four pieces of hyperventilating, strobing pulses coming off like a Mark Fell or SND production; calculated and efficiently minimised tessellations arranged for optimal effect. Haswell endears himself with a side-long, 22:20min piece entitled 'E-S.S.D' wrenching us, cochlea first, between banking drones and visceral white noise tornados with asphyxiating dynamics. Highly recommended!