Lullabies (for Stela) | EXTB067

by VRTAČKY PO DESÁTÉ HODINĚ

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When minimalistic algorithmic melodies cohabit with detuned oscillators, creating a dialogue with crackles and noises, a dreamy fairytale world of noiseambient soundscapes opens. These sounds prepare the mood for your dreams rather than tell a goodnight story.

After several years of multifarious pieces exploring the field of (harsh)noise and ambient, Bratislava-based “Vrtačky po desáté hodině” is coming with a homogeneous work consisting of eight tracks. The whole album presents a live session recording, which is the artist’s main shift from a conventional linear “studio” approach.

In the light of a soon-to-come (now real) life event, the artist started to think about his contribution to child’s very first months. Even though he is involved also in the Slovak folklore music, playing bagpipe, fujara and other shepherd’s wind instruments, a more contemporary approach seemed fitting. A concept behind the sound design and musical style is inspired by shepherd’s playing fujara in a drone way, a research about what sounds get babies to sleep (household hum) and a simulation of noises in the womb heard at the Viennese “House of Music”. These ideas materialised into eight workspaces supposed to be played for Stela to fall asleep: not as a recording but live. One of the takes makes this album.

The personal tone underlines even the artwork done by a close friend and Stela’s “big sister”, a visual artist Chaosdroid.

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released June 3, 2016

Music by Vrtačky po desáté hodině
Mastering by Dominik Suchý
Artwork by Chaosdroid

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