Transmutation – the conversion of one element into another – is the overarching principle for this release in which four contemporary artists transform iconic historical texts into sound; through breath and bells, field recordings and strings to the repeating cycles of pure sine waves. The texts themselves deal with themes ranging from the elevation, or divination of the human soul, to the conversion of electrical currents into cryptocurrency. Together they loosely trace their common denominator – Alchemy – throughout a Western history of ideas.
MAL011; Lisa Holmqvist / Hermes Trismegistus
MAL012; Martin Herterich / August Nordenskiöld
MAL013; Erik Enocksson / Carl Gustav Jung
MAL014; Maria W Horn / Satoshi Nakamoto
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"How Not To Disappear (Completely)" by Pepo Galán is a incredibly relaxing, atmospheric, melancholic, and peaceful ambient music. Some of the best ambient can be found on Rohs! records and it's divisions, and this is another example to that claim. The track "Growing Seed" is my personal favorite by everything is just flawless. This reminds me of daydreams I've had over many summer nights, longing for a special moment that always on the horizon. Beautiful stuff!
A fearless cult figure from New England's underground scene, Sawyer's no-fi experiments with everyday objects and body sounds are greatly rewarding to those who have the patience and curiosity to give them a chance. Bandcamp Album of the Day Jan 20, 2017