Liminal Zones | PS007

by PJONI

/
  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    12" black vinyl in a reverse full colour printed matte cover designed by Matus Hnat, including a black inner sleeve. Cut at Dubplates and Mastering by Christoph.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Liminal Zones | PS007 via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 10 days

      €12 EUR or more 

     

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      €5 EUR  or more

     

1.
2.
3.
05:38
4.
08:14

about

EN: Liminal Zones is the new EP by young Bratislava based ear scratcher Jonatán Pastirčák. Marking a significant paradigm shift in Proto Sites' sonic geography Pastirčák pushes things into territories of hi­res electroacoustic energy, contextualizing neo­futuristic aesthetics into vast textured landscapes of distorted cello, synthetic wines and organic crunching paths. At its core, Liminal Zones floats through recognisable sonic objects; acoustic voices mimic electronic processing and vice versa, creating a fragile simulacra in constant flux. Some elements, like recordings of airflow through huge Organ pipes were picked up during an artist residency in Stavanger, Norway in 2015.

Up until the closing track 'Illulisa', the EP moves in rather entropic fashion, It’s a work of high dynamic and visceral contrast. The opener 'Train Fuck Koto' starts with ambient hum quickly masked by what seems to be a binaural recording of metallic origin. Koto strings with glimpses of harmony surface and are cut by layers of textured hiss, pounding bass and heavy tonalities. With 'VVR Asylum' the sonic topography of Liminal Zones gradually cracks and opens towards higher level of sparseness and abstraction leaving behind visions of spaces fluctuating to the vibrating heavily distorted subs and dripping synths. A staccato beat ruptures the atmosphere, caustic and raw.

Eerie synth lines crawling around, striped down nonlinear beats and off kilter high­-hats then dissolve into ‘Maranat’ a six minute deep dive into the abyss. Rapid screeches slice the thick air. Sharp sonic attacks are scattered around the spectrum. As everything is about to peak over the edges when we are then dissolved into the final fully acoustic chapter of 'Illulisa'. It is an act of freeing these elements from their fundamental environment and placing them in a breathable, sparse, new space.

SK:Liminal Zones je najnovšie EP mladého bratislavského producenta a hudobníka Jonatána Pastirčáka. EP vychádza na domovskom Exitabe a zároveň na sesterskej, medzinárodne orientovanej značke Proto Sites, ktorá má na konte už svoj piaty vinyl. Oproti predchadzajúcim releasom, Pjoniho novinka posúva katalóg labelu do celkom nových sonických teritórií. EP je vystavané na elektro-akustickom pnutí s vplyvmi súčasnej neofuturistickej estetiky.

Vo zvukovom toku nahrávky sa objavujú neľahko rozpoznateľné zvukové objekty. Akustické plochy pripomínajú elektronický procesing a naopak elektronika imituje organickosť akustických textúr.

S výnimkou poslednej skladby sa Liminal Zones nesie v pomerne abstraktnom duchu no k producentom ako M.E.S.H., Lotic či TCF, na ktorych Pjoni rád odkazuje vo svojich DJ setoch, má EP bližšie skôr po zvukovej než po kompozičnej stránke. Náznaky harmónie v uvodnej Train Fuck Koto rýchlo miznú pod vrstvenými hlukovými stenami distortovaného cela. Maranat je plné ostrých sonickych úlomkov, VVR Asylum pripomína upokojujúcu nedeľnú prechádzku gigantickým kanalizačným systémom rezonujúcim hŕbou zvukových detailov. Niektoré, ako napríklad binaurálne nahrávky prúdov vzduchu cez obrovské orgánové píšťaly, vznikli počas Pastirčákovej umeleckej rezidencie v nórskom Stavangeri v roku 2015.

Liminal Zones vychádza ako vinyl a digital. Celosvetovo bude distribuovaný cez sieť Lobster Distribution. O pôsobivý dizajn sa postaral Matúš Hnát.

credits

released August 21, 2016

music by Pjoni
design by Matúš Hnát
cut by Christoph at Dubplates and Mastering
released by Proto Sites
distributed by Lobster Distribution

tags

license

about

Exitab Bratislava, Slovakia

contact / help

Contact Exitab

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code