Now you can read a very nice review of my album entitled “Remaining Sounds”, released by Dynamophone.com
The review was written by Richard Allen from A Closer Listen.
Review: Grzegorz Bojanek ~ Remaining Sounds.
Noiko – Honey is a debut album with ten instrumental electroacoustic lo-fi compositions created from various samples, sounds of a clarinet, guitar, drums, glockenspiel, piano and different electronic virtual instruments. The material consists of productions created within 4 years. The author recorded most of the sounds in his own house. Some productions were recorded with the help of Łukasz Maciejewski (turntable).
The inspiration to creating this kind of sounds was the birth of the artist’s daughter, who was usually nearby during the sound recording.
This album was carefully mastered by Krzysztof Orluk with his analogue equipment. One of them is the prototype tube saturator constructed by Andrzej Starzyk, a Polish engineer and designer of the recording studio gear. All analogue machines used during mastering process gave the album a unique warmth and unusual dynamics. Both of the above mentioned features are desirable especially nowadays in the century of the electronic music distribution.
Here is my new LIVE album. I haven’t published any new music for a long time (since 2008), so I thought it would be good to release a live-act. It was mastered by Krzysztof Orluk with his analogue toys so I hope you gonna like the sound. The album was recorded during the charity concert “Sclerosis Multiplex – WEF on TOUR for Przemek Ciszek”
The full album download contains extra visual and audio materials!
There you will find credits and the full album story. ENJOY
The album was published by Mind Twisting Records.
Although my new album “Remaining Sounds” found the interesting label, it will be released in the early 2012. So we have to wait a few months for my new studio album. Still I haven’t released any music since 2008 so I think it is high time to publish a new album. It is a unique live act recorded during the “Sclerosis Mulitplex” WEF on Tour event in Częstochowa (07.05.2011). The title of the album is “Live in May”. It will be released next week by Mind Twisting Records.
The mastering of the “Remaining Sounds” was made by my friend Krzysztof Orluk (his latest album “Blurred Reflection” was published by Databloem). Apart of using his new gear, he also used the analogue device created by Andrzej Starzyk (Looptrotter). Andrzej made an analogue tube saturation system. It is a stand alone, fully functional device. Later he incorporated this analogue system into his latest original creation called Monster Compressor. Monster Compressor is a hi-end studio rack which gets very good reviews on Poland and therefore many studios which like the warm analogue sound decide to purchase this hand made device. I think Monster will soon be used worldwide.
Analogue tube saturation system by Looptrotter
Monster Compressor by Looptrotter
A few words about working with Looptrotter machines by Krzysztof Orluk (only in Polish):
Praca z wykorzystaniem analogowego sprzętu audio przynosi wiele satysfakcji… szczególnie w czasach opanowanych przez cyfrowe środowiska i komputerowe narzędzia audio. Dzięki takim rozwiązaniom, jak domowej roboty lampowy saturator konstrukcji Andrzeja Starzyka aka Looptrotter, możemy zasmakować odrobiny zamierzchłych czasów, gdzie praca odbywała się w domenie czysto analogowej.
I would really like to recommend the new album of the Swiss artist An Moku. It is his first release, this time for the independent Polish label Mind Twisting Records. The album “Stille” is the mixture of soundscapes, ambients and digitally transferred sounds of nature. I really love the music!
If you want to listen to some excerpts, click:: HERE
Or download the whole album – click:: HERE
Niepublikowany jak dotąd utwór projektu ChoP znalazł się na składance australijskiego portalu furthernoise.org | INFO in English below…
Utwór można znaleźć na składance Explorations in Sound, Vol. 4 The Sound of Live Performance – Various Artists, której kuratorem jest prowadzący portal furthernoise.org, Roger Mills.
Wspomniany utwór to “Liangcha Shop Shenzhen 2009” by ChoP, w składzie Zen Lu i Grzegorz Bojanek.
Składanka dokumentuje wszelkie aktywności rejestrowane “na żywo”, ze wszystkimi błędami, usterkami dźwiękowymi, trzaskami, szumami, i całą gamą niedoskonałości, które mogą się przytrafić podczas koncertów.
Zapraszamy na portal: www.furthernoise.org
FULL RESLEASE + PDF | Cała płyta wraz + PDF z okładką:
ZIP + okładka PDF
SINGLE TRACKS | Poszczególne utwory znajdują się tutaj:
lista utworów + szczegółowy opis każdego utworu z kompilacji
Oto szczegóły projektu w j. angielskim:
The live sound and music performance is like no other medium for expression and unpredictability, frequently yielding interesting sonic results, both on, and off stage. Sound checks, sound failures, the misassigned patch, unintended playing outcomes, FX overloads, calibrations and pinnacles of performative exploration can all create sources for eclectic new material.
In this 4th edition of Explorations in Sound, Furthernoise editor and curator Roger Mills, has assembled a voluminous compilation of artists works based on the serendipitous outcomes of live performance. This includes raw audio of tuning up, happy accidents, sound check experiments, improvisations, studio out takes, or any other means in which new source material was generated by performative chance. The fact that the compilation is so large and varied, represents the enormity of performative scenarios and experiences, that performers have when things don’t quite go according to plan. Some of the results have already been recognised for their inherent originality and have become source material for new works by the artists, and it is this idea that is the inspiration for the curatorial theme. As John Cage wrote about his aleatory composition Imaginary Landscape No. 4 “A ›mistake‹ is beside the point, for once anything happens it authentically is.” – John Cage (1951).
While preparing “Remaining Sounds” I composed some tracks which I finally decided not to add to the album play-list. So here it is the first one. It is called “Bckgrnd“. It was composed using the method I described earlier. Than everything was recorded on tape and after that it returned to the computer. While recording I touched the reels to slow things down, and you can hear it clearly at the beginning and the end of the track. I think this track can be classified as a pure ambient sound.
You can download this track and use it in your compositions, but please let me know if you do it.
Oto odrzut z sesji “Remaining Sounds”. Jest to jeden z pierwszych utworów, który powstał na ten album. Track można pobrać i użyć w swoich kompozycjach, ale proszę o kontakt jeśli zostanie użyty. Chciałbym usłyszeć to co stworzycie.
The process of mastering will be finished soon. I am preparing not only music, but also some videos. When the mastering is finished I will add mastered music to the first video.
I still haven’t chosen the titles of the tracks. Below you can see the photo of the page I use to note my ideas. You can read the unofficial titles of the tracks which I used while creating them. They even suggest how the tracks were created and which instruments I used. There is also a list of the titles I want to use. Still, I haven’t decided yet. You can also see some traces of the green tea I drunk while composing. There is also one suggestion how the album will be released. Try to find it! If there are things you don’t understand, please let me know, I’ll try to explain.
Click HERE to see the BIG version which can be magnified.
To create one of the tracks from “Remaining Sounds” I used this improvised live recording. You can download it and use in your recordings. Just let me know if you do it. I would like to listen to your tracks.
To record it I used only one old Chinese cymbal (probably 30 or 40 years old, made in Wuhan) + bow and Gleetchlab 3.0. I got this cymbal from my friend Zen Lu who used it quite a lot recently. Than I found two loops I liked and used it in the new track.