Ben Zucker’s new album o ur gab is available now. Drawing upon experience as a choral and improvisational singer, o ur gab is less a solo vocal album than an album of mouth music.
At the center of o ur gab is neither/n/nor/n, an un-spoken word piece drawing upon texts related to linguistic meaning only to remove all such content. First premiered as part of the Weisslich concert series in London, and presented in a studio multitrack here, the piece renders texts by Roland Barthes and Kenneth Goldsmith as wispy chorales of unvoiced consonants. Surrounding it are a pair of extended works made of multitracked and rearranged improvisations.
This month, Phil Maguire is joined by Areal Cabado, a duo from Buenos Aires specialising in improvised music. And a mix of lo-fi tape label music: collage, ambient, field recordings.
Lathe W – NE Trethowan (2015)
Escape Hatch – Carbon Copy (2017)
Die Neue IBM – Berliner Klassik 3 (2016)
Simon Wickham-Smith – Close (2015)
Elizabeth Veldon – From the Highest Point of the Park You Turn Right and Descend Into the Valley Once Filled by a Lake (2014)
Diurnal Burdens – Extinction (2017)
C. Reider – Chew Cinders 2 (2017)
Tomás Cabado – Mediantes (2015)
Areal Cabado – pliegue 03 (2016)
Areal Cabado – pliegue 01 (2016)
Areal Cabado + Vitale + Stepancic Gidron – @una.casa (2017)
Phil Maguire – Praia das Maças 01 (2017)
You can find music from the tape label mix on KVA, Falt, Midnight Circles, Invisible Cities Records, herlalen, and Tanuki Records.
This month on verzcast I’m joined by Areal Cabado, a wonderful quiet music duo from Buenos Aires. I also feature a mix of lo-fi music from some of the best underground tape labels. Tune in to Resonance Extra at 6.30pm GMT tomorrow, 2nd July.
This month on verzcast, American composer Ben Zucker discusses his work and upcoming album of composed and improvised vocal works, to be released on verz imprint later in 2017. Also, mixes of tracks from Touch, and sound artists from Japan.
Philip Jeck – Chime Again (2008)
Biosphere – fluviamorfologi (2006)
Oren Ambarchi – Highway of Diamonds (2005)
Chris Watson – Oceanus Pacificus 3m (2007)
Ryoko Akama & Bruno Duplant – immobilité 02 – meme place (2015)
Masayuki Imanishi – Clips – Side B (2017)
Ryoji Ikeda – untitled #25 (2006)
Hiroki Sasajima – into the nothings (2010)
Ben Zucker – KIMA
Ben Zucker – Threshold (2013-6)
Ben Zucker – Neither/N/Nor/N (2016)
Ben Zucker – O Ur Gab (2016)
Ben Zucker – Confluere Part I (2015)
Phil Maguire – Amsterdam field recording (2016)
Onin release their debut album Errery on verz imprint on June 28. The album launches at verznights #002, at i’Klectik, Waterloo.
James L. Malone – Guitar
Joe Wright – Saxophone & Dynamic Feedback
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by Ed Pettersen
Design & Photographs by Phil Maguire