Thursday, June 25, 2009

Novi_Sad + Colin Andrew Sheffield

Novi_sad (Thanasis Kaproulias) lives and works in Athens, Greece. Influenced by the pioneers of audio assault, his artistic output displays a high level of technical ability, as well as a sensitivity to the nuances of location. Amplified environmental recordings, drone manipulations, ambient soundscapes, microtones vs overtones, all come together in a hyper structure of iconoclastic form. Being immersed in his sonic environment offers an absolutely visceral experience.

Colin Andrew Sheffield focuses on the strict re-contextualization of commercially available recordings. Usually only very brief sections of the original works are selected. These raw components are then contracted, expanded, layered, and/or otherwise processed until something new is forged. The resultant music is an atmospheric soundscape, gradually shifting and unfolding, offering subtle nuances and quiet restraint.

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