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Format: CD + DVD
Label & Cat.Number: Invisible Birds ib006
Release Year: 2012
Note: second album after the nice "Fragments of Night" LP by this drone-collective from US, feat. a re-interpretation of the first album & additional material + 3 films on the DVD; beautiful poetic / transcension ambience, inspired by many French poets such as BAUDELAIRE, and others.. lim. 500, much recommended !!
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"The second release from Ingenting Kollektiva includes a CD that is a 79 minute reinterpretation by Johannes D'eglise of Ingenting Kollektiva's lp Fragments of Night, with additional material from J.S. Bach, Ingmar Bergman, Olivier Messiaen, Johannes D'eglise, and Matthew Swiezynski, mastered by 12k mastering. Music inspired by the work of modern french poets such as Charles Baudelaire, Yves Bonnefoy, and Philippe Jaccottet. Titles and ambiance for this album have been greatly assisted by Richard Stamelman's book Lost Beyond Telling : Representations of Death and Absence in Modern French Poetry. Also included is a DVD with 3 films; collaborations between Diane Granahan, Tarrl Lightowler, and Matthew Swiezynski. Films include Spectral Analysis Loops, My heart, delirious with sound, and I can feel the sea falling over my head. Music for Spectral Analysis Loops/Deep in the glowing was mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi." [label info]


"I was first introduced to Ingenting Kollektiva in Vital Weekly 820, when I reviewed their LP 'Fragments Of Night' and here they return. It's collective of musicians and film makers, who work in various constellations. They are Johannes d'Eglise, Diane Granahan, Tarrl Lightowler and Matthew Swiezynski. The CD is by d'Eglise and Swiezynski, while the DVD has music by Swiezynski and Lightowler, and films by the both of them and Granahan. Complicated perhaps? "The kollektiva seeks to issue recordings that are meditations on the quality of light, sound and atmosphere created by Ingmar Bergman and Sven Nykvist" it still says on the website, and to that musical end we have here music being processed by Johann Sebastian Bach, Ingmar Bergman, Olivier Messiaen, Arthur de Eriomem and their own 'Fragments Of Night'. The nine pieces on the CD flow into each other in a most natural way, so that we indeed have one long piece, but also clearly divided into nine separate sections. Highly atmospheric
music, using lots of time stretching (I assume), which are smeared out in thick layers over the canvas (that is the computer that is). All of it quite dark and heavily textured, perhaps not unlike their previous album. You won't recognize any of the sound sources, me thinks, and perhaps soundtrack music. And last time I wrote: "I wonder what their own films be like", so now I can head over to the DVD part of this. Now, I am not much of critique when it comes to art movies, certainly when they are of an abstract nature, and I feel I can only judge them in merely subjective views, i.e. I can tell you what I see and if I like it. To start with the latter: I do like it. Ingenting Kollektiva know quite well how to translate their music into film (although you never know what came first). Especially in the four films by Tarrl Lightowler we have a fine bombardment of visuals, multi-layered, swiftly moving about, like flicker movie. Perhaps too rapid if you are an epileptic, but I thought these were great. Images of birds, petals, and more abstract imagery work quite nice altogether. In the film 'My Heart, Delirious With Sound', the images are very reduced. Black background and abstract grey washes dropping by every now and then. It fits the sparse music of single processed flute quite well. Such sparseness is also present in 'I Can Feel The Sea Falling Over My Head', and these two longer films offer a totally different side of the coin of Ingenting Kollektiva. I liked the LP back then, but it's this package which completes the picture even better.
Maybe too late but there is a special highly limited and highly expensive edition which includes thirty more minutes of music, which may not shed more light on their music, but instead further explores the depths of their musical world." [FdW/Vital Weekly]