Kako se kretati ne samo naprijed-nazad, lijevo-desno, nego i kroz boje? Tako da jazz-četkama drvo, staklo i papir tretiraš kao elektroničke instrumente.
Sven Kacirek, the much praised multi- instrumentalist from Hamburg, releases his third album with Pingipung. Almost every single instrument on "Scarlet Pitch Dreams" has been played, recorded and produced by Sven Kacirek himself. Within these dreamy scéances of percussive virtuosity, Sven Kacirek has effortlessly found his original sound from the first whirring of the prepared grand in the opener to the massively rolling drumset crescendo in the last track. Jazzbrush patterns define Sven Kacirek's sonic identity. They create beat structures on wood, glass, and paper which sound like digital sampler tweakings but they are not. „For the previous records I had been led by the production process in the first place, cutting loops, use of FX and so on. But here, everything has been written down in notation first, and has then been properly recorded", Sven Kacirek says. This handcraft and the craftiness in Sven Kacirek's handling of his recording and production technology are two blessings to this record. The eleven tracks burst with sonic details and never dwell on aimless repetition, they are tied together with wide melodic archings, and at times they sound like a classical jazz recording, at times they show their influences from dub techno and clicks & cuts. -boomkat
The Kenya Sessions
In 2008, at the behest of the Goethe-Institut Nairobi, virtuoso experimental drummer and electronic producer Sven Kacirek travelled to Kenya on an extended trip as part of the Project Tracing Dance. He made a stack of live and field recordings which were later processed in his Hamburg studio and resulting in 'The Kenya Sessions'. Neatly eschewing any stereotypical cliches, Sven has created a sensitive and subtle electronic collage weaved with the beautiful vocals of 80-year old female vocalist Ogoya Nengo and the traditional string instrument 'Nyatiti' played by Okumo Korengo, colouring his music with a broad spectrum of emotions and a deftly structured narrative that rewards and unfolds on repeated listens. It sometime sounds like a Villalobos track that's taken a life of its own, or at others like Francisco Tristano transported to sunnier climes. Quite lush. - boomkat
The Palmin Sessions