Drone Records – Substantia Innominata

JEREMIE MATHES is a French field recording artist (known for some excellent CDs on Unfathomless) living in Cambodia since some years. For “Arkhaios” he combined cavernous object drones (recorded at an abandoned factory site) with various instrumental sounds from ancient Khmer instruments (Tro u, Khim), all highly processed. You get the impression as being under the earth in a place populated by metallic amoeba or other smallest creatures, inside sewerage ducts or an deserted mine, exposed to the circulation of air..

Italy’s Cristiano DEISON enriches the experimental sound and noise art community with his releases and various collaborations (lately with JOHN DUNCAN, GIANLUCA BECUZZI and K.K.NULL) for more than 20 years, but seems to be still undiscovered by too many listeners. “Substrata” collects three extremely crystalline and immersive drone pieces based on prepared tapes, metals, strings, wires and electronics… imagine a forest glade in moon-light with cold white sonic radiations, half-frozen calyx are clanging at each other, liquid metallic forms appear and disappear, hypnotic slow motion pulses suck you into.. “something”… these are incredible strong, deep and complex drone compositions, drones with the spirit of the “Noise Culture” – using “fragmentation, collage, arrangement and layers”, as Germano-Chinese philosoph Lutz Schridde puts it. Sounds of elementary transformations, metamorphosis, and overcoming the usual sense of time