In August 2021 Moving Furniture Records curated a music program accompanying the minimal art exhibition ‘Less is More’, presented by Polderlicht at Factor-IJ, Amsterdam.
On this occasion the Orphax performance was recorded live. This CD features the full set – no edits, no cuts.
This live set merges Orphax’s fascination for minimalist art and his idiosyncratic take on drone music, offering warm and organic atmospheres in which the listener drifts away, losing not only senses of time and space, but – maybe, too – oneself.
Dario Calderone performs the new compositions Ursae Minoris by Claudio F. Baroni. Music inspired by the constellation Ursa Minor and the diaries of Italian humanist Ciriaco d’Ancona (1391-1455). Three new works composed specially for Calderone his double bass performance.
Tasos Stamou returns to Moving Furniture Records for his third album Monoliths. On this new album his electroacoustic studio works and live performances come together in a total of 5 exciting tracks. On the studioworks one sound source is used, while in the live works everything comes together.
On May 31st, 2019, the day Roky Erickson from 13th Elevators died (I later found out), I woke up from a dream of sound and text. I dreamt that John Duncan kept repeating the words YOU ARE SAFE entangled with sine waves.
So I instantly shot him a message asking if it was too weird to do exactly that. He replied: “not too weird”.
With “Choosing Freedom”, Gagi Petrovic chooses to explore beyond abstraction, dwell within it, to find an inner celebration of what it means to let go of expectations and let music ring free. Free from arbitrary expectations, emotional manipulations and conservative evasions regarding what music “should” be.
Philipp Bückle & Martijn Pieck – Field Reports
After their collaboration for the Moving Music compilation Philipp Bückle and Martijn Pieck (Cinema Perdu) come together to present their first full-length. Field recordings and modular synthesis come together to create an imaginary urban landscape that easily blends into the real world.
Jos Smolders & Jim O’Rourke – Additive Inverse
What if sounds were to fold in on themselves? Quite quickly after being ‘born’, even. Only to be released back into the ‘normal’ world of linear projection and moving waveforms from a resonant source to the ear drum to hearing and listening, some album length later?
Vonnegut Collective – Tullis Rennie – Thomas Adès
TVO / Ruaridh Law, Modelbau, Fani Konstantinidou, Machinefabriek, Jos Smolders, Elif Yalvaç, Siavash Amini and Orphax.
44 x 44 – Orphax Reworked
Matthijs Kouw & Gagi Petrovic