Ubeboet & Calarco & Reche "biesi ep"
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This 20 minute piece is the result of a collaboration between Miguel Angel Tolosa (ubeboet), Juan Jose Calarco and Pablo Reche. ‘Biesi’ is Russian for ‘demons’ and sets the scene for an eerie journey through a soundscape packed with spectres and apparitions. The composition creates the feeling of unseen presences, evokes fog on still waters and whispers at the listener the half words of sleepwalkers. ‘Biesi’ contains haunted environmental recordings, beguiling undercurrents and otherworldly, narcoacoustic murmurs. By moving away from the obvious Western, Christian interpretation of the idea of demons, Tolosa, Calarco and Reche avoid any simplistic moral posturing between good and evil and pursue older, richer mythologies. One could draw parallels with Kiyoshi Kurosawa and Hideo Nakata and their explorations of so called ‘ambient horror’. In ‘Biesi’ ghosts, demons and the uncanny are very much part of life itself and the borders between the afterlife and the one which we inhabit are easily crossed, and forever blurred.
Alan Courtis & Pablo Reche "transistores de aire"
Archive.org // April 1, 2006
For me "Transistores de aire" EP is the quintessence of icy, gray, minimal isolationist drone. Images of being completely alone in a stark, unwelcoming landscape flash across my mind. Fluctuating waves of low rumbling noise coupled with sad, transparent tones, and menacing slices of feedback create a cold, heavy atmosphere as occasional shreds of elecronic scrapes act like a bitter wind stinging my face. One listen to this 18+ minute oppressive drone and you'll know why it's so brief - one could not last this long under these conditions.
Vital Weekly 496
In the years to come, new markets for electronic music will become bigger and bigger. Of course China will be booming, but also South America is upcoming. Anla Courtis of Reynols is for instance already a household name to some. Here he teams up with Pablo Reche, a fellow Argentinean drone musician. In the summer of 2005 they recorded 'Transistores De Aire' together - an eighteen and half minute pure drone piece. Shimmering at the very low end of the sound spectrum, just deep tones are covered here in this territory. How this was done, we don't know. Perhaps some old analogue synth? Maybe the aircondition system being amplified? There is hardly a movement in this piece, no big moving passages, just this very slow, humming sound that is recorded at a low volume. One waits for the big burst, that will destroy everything, but no such is happening. A very intense piece when played loud, and a very atmospheric piece when played soft - a frightening piece when played in the dark.
[Frans de Waard]