Post-festival of Zasavje Noisefest International
WILLIAM FOWLER COLLINS (ZDA) – dark minimalistic drone
NEBULOSA (SWE) – improvisational atmospheric drone
NW “RIR1009” (F) – existentialism & serendipity
LIFECUTTER (SLO) – noise techno
SNØGG (SLO) – noise black metal
NEO-CYMEX (SLO) – ambiental/drone
KING KORG (SLO) – guitars and drones
WILLIAM FOWLER COLLINS (ZDA)
Originally from rural New England and now living in New Mexico, William Fowler Collins (b.1974) is an American composer, recording artist, and performer of dark minimalist music and drone music.
Collins has released music on the SIGE, Type, Blackest Rainbow, Handmade Birds, Daymare, Sicksicksick, and Root Strata record labels. Current projects include solo recording and live performance. Additionally, he is co-founder of several active projects including Thalassa with Aaron Bradford Turner, Mesa Ritual with Raven Chacon, and the William Fowler Collins/James Jackson Toth duo. He has also collaborated and performed with artist Claudia X. Valdes. Collins has performed nationally and internationally, in both solo and group contexts, at festivals and venues including KINDL Berlin, Café OTO (London), the Decibel Festival (Seattle), the On Land Festival (San Francisco), the Courtisane Festival (Ghent, Belgium), Netwerk (Aalst, Belgium), The University of New Mexico John Donald Robb Composers’ Symposium, The Ende Tymes Festival (NYC), Park Church Co-op (Brooklyn), The San Francisco Art Institute, and many more. He has toured with a diverse range of artists including SUMAC, Jaye Jayle, Jon Mueller, Mamiffer, Daniel Menche, Nordra, Brightblack Morning Light, and Old Man Gloom.
Fans of Eliane Radigue, Christophe Heemann, and Demdike Stare especiallly would be well served to investigate Collins’ music and performances.
William Fowler Collins at Cafe OTO: https://vimeo.com/wfowlercollins
William Fowler Collins at Courtisane Festival: https://vimeo.com/15502388
William Fowler Collins at The Echo, Los Angeles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHS6wGZ7oGY
“Open the gates to the mystical world of Nebulosa. In one long amazing improvisation, morphing sounds and atmospheric drones creep forth from the crocked fingers of the eccentric savant, Joel Fabiansson.”
Anna Von Hausswolff – Pomperipossa Records
Joel’s own words about the project: “NEBULOSA was a way for me, in live situations, to have all my imagination come to life and to be in control of every nuance of the music. Through improvisation, I am able to create spaces and atmospheres that corresponds specifically with that moment and place in time.” – The first album was recorded in a vast church-like greenhouse in Gothenburg during a two hour impro session, surrounded by hundreds of plants and trees.
Joel’s work has been much appreciated so far all around the world, both as a contributor and guitarist with the world-famous singer and organ player Anna Von Hausswolff with whom he opened for Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds @ Montreux Jazz Festival 2018 but also as the solo artist NEBULOSA. Nebulosa’s first s/t vinyl was sold out in 1 day on Anna Von Hausswolff’s company Pomperipossa Records and he did a Southern European tour in January 2019.
Lifecutter is a dark and elaborated technoid project by Domen Učakar, who is also one half of the Ontervjabbit noise duo. His second album Death(c)rave (Kamizdat, 2017) consolidated his unmerciful vision of contemporary techno, while his energetic live sets have set numerous underground visitors to a cadaverous dance.
The man behind this electronic adventure is far from being a newcomer to musical explorations. He travelled that road playing a bass guitar with a number of local hardcore punk bands, indie rock derivatives found their footing in Icarus Down, while the songwriting production of electro-pop sensibilities was explored in the Neon Spektra project. Versatility here is apparent, as shown in his collaboration with a longtime friend Neven M. Agalma in the still very much kicking and screaming noise duo Ontervjabbit. It is the exploration of various strands of noise in the latter, combined with his devouring of the Warp Records sound in the 1990s, that is seemingly the most obvious influence him.
LIFECUTTER’s music is a conscious effort to put aside and avoid the customary and well-established track structures, especially those usually used in songwriting. He uses different types of sound synthesis and an array of stomp boxes to make his music. He derives from a noise scene and takes that mentality into his electronic music to make his palette of dark atmospheric tension packed energy bomb that dilutes the border between analog and digital produced sounds and can find its place in clubs or festival grounds. It can pulsate, rhythmically break or it can take you on a filmic journey.
Snøgg is an experimental black metal band from Velenje, Slovenia formed in late 2013. Originally band has only two members, Ulv and Mørke, although they always tend to have several guests to their shows and records.
They call their music freeride black metal, as they take no boundaries in discovering the vast soundscapes of black metal and other surrounding extreme and alternative genres.
In nearly 6 years of existence they have released one demo and three EP’s and one full lenght album called Chhinnamasta, released in june 2019 which gathered a lot of positive reviews from the public and critics, far surpassing previous releases. Beside Slovenian shows, Snøgg already toured south and Eastern Europe four times and visited countries like Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria and Greece. Beside that they played some solo shows and festivals in Germany and Netherland.
They are already preparing material for new record planned to be released at the beginning of 2020.
Experimental project of Nakajima singer, Dejana Požegarja, based on genres like drone, noise, ambient, space and fields recordings.
KING KORG (SLO)
Experimental impro trio from Velenje using guitars and synthesizers to create drone landscapes.
NW “RIR1009” (F)
aka Nurdin William,
Born in 1980, imbued with an existential
desire to bring concrete music to performance.�
He need to share the belief that philosophical thinking begins
with the human subject—not merely the thinking subject,
but the acting, feeling, living human individual.
His predominant value of thought is commonly acknowledged
to be freedom, its primary virtue is authenticity.
“the existential attitude”, or a sense of disorientation,
confusion, or dread in the face of an apparently
meaningless or absurd world.�
Since the end of the 1990s, WN has worked as a composer using computer and tape recorder,
also turned towards phonography of both natural and human-produced sounds.
Sound artist, composer & electroacoustic musician orienting towards acousmatic music,
concrete music, also Harsh Noise Wall Action with his Clougnioule moniker.
He plays in various musical formations, operating in turn guitar, electronic organ,
reel-to-reel machine, broken duck call or a polypropylene glass.
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