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BORGHI, ANDREA - Palsecam

Format: LP
Label & Cat.Number: Aposiopese APO 017
Release Year: 2023
Note: SENSUAL but RAW tracks with material from old VHS tapes, mixed with the mechanical OBJECT sounds from the VHS players itself, very original stuff, our highest recommendation! - *The result is a complication of inside and outside sounds: distant, gesturing snippets of semi-remembered, half-imagined films compete with TV cathode burn, tracking stutters, mechanical interference, and vrit whirrs and clicks that could only come from that original reproducer of dreams, the VHS player..*
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True to form, Borghi works directly with VHS tapes and the apparatus that plays them, manipulating the exposed mechanisms with the care and curiosity of a dedicated scientist. Drawing from these manual manipulations, Borghi's experiments combine mechanical sounds with mangled tape samples to inspire a mechanised nostalgia inseparably hybridised with human trace. Unlike others who work with old film, he resists the eerie to focus on the intricate crunch and buzz, an electro-acoustic soundscape tangentially related to the field recordings. By highlighting the precise moment that recorded media becomes perceived, a restless, shifting mass of both familiar and unrecognisable sounds results in a unique form of otic chiaroscuro. The result is a complication of inside and outside sounds: distant, gesturing snippets of semi-remembered, half-imagined films compete with TV cathode burn, tracking stutters, mechanical interference, and vrit whirrs and clicks that could only come from that original reproducer of dreams, the VHS player. With Palsecam Borghi gives dignity to an often maligned format, in an engaging mlange that represents the recovery of an object discarded as an objet d'art.


Composed and recorded by Andrea Borghi.
VHS Recorder, contact microphones, computer.
Andrea Borghi : andreaborghi.com/project/vhs-2
Published by Aposiopse / Mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi.
APO 17 | Cut by Kassian Troyer at D&M. Speed : 45 RPM.


https://label-aposiopese.bandcamp.com/album/palsecam