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SZCZEPANIK, NICHOLAS & JUAN JOSE CALARCO - Lack Affix

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Unfathomless U03
Release Year: 2010
Note: third release in a new series by MYSTERY SEA, dealing with "spirits of specific places", lim. 250 copies
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"Lack affix isnt so much about one particular location as it is an homage to the memories of the places we cant vividly remember. This is about the imagery conjured when certain senses are triggered. Its about our minds recreations of memories past; at once familiar, but also different in some inexplicable way. (Nicholas Szczepanik) Washington DC
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Since a couple of years Ive been living in different areas very far from the centre of the city and for Lack Affix I tried to capture this particular feeling I used to get during the nights by the time I lived at the most overcrowded districts; those extremely distant-blurred sounds of night activities as trucks delivering boxes, police helicopters, construction sites working on full hours, gas stations filled with taxis coming and going but mostly that undefinable, abyssal texture of a huge city at very late hours.
As Nicholas was sending me his re-works on my raw stuff and his own recordings for me to work on, we went more into this direction. So, I focused even more on recordings from the same streets and specially from terraces and inside subway entrances to reconstruct the sounds as I used to hear them those times ago; hopefully, even to recover some peaceful sensation Ive never felt again so far, no idea if related with the dulling sound of those crowded districts or not. (Juan Jos Calarco)
Buenos Aires, Argentina"

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"The third release in the Unfathomless series is a duo release of two artists bringing sounds to the table from their own places. Nicolas Szczepanik from Washington and one Juan Jose Calarco from Buenos Aires. They traded these sounds and then started to work on processing these. This resulted in the three pieces on this CD. Its hard to recognize the busy urban life in these pieces. Just as much as you would guess, this could also be the sounds from a small village. Unless of course they stuck out their microphones in the middle of the night, picking up the remains of the day and the birds of the night. Occasionally they work towards a crescendo, but even then its not easy to spot the city. Not that I care about this, I must say. They come up with music that has a lot to imagine about. Great field recordings, and great processing of the sounds. They do an excellent job, mixing all of this together, with great clarity and lots of detail. The sound bounces all over the dynamic spectrum.
If you like say Francisco Lopez, then you're bound to like this too. Highly refined soundscapes." [FdW/Vital Weekly]