3.8.15

Moritz Von Oswald @ Эму Бар, Jagermeister Night 2/8/15

Recently I was confronted with a security dismiss, it happen in Moscow at Pub Emu while inside was Moritz Von Oswald's perfomance. It was organized by Jagermeister crew, which I suppose, provide the funding. Several other messages from outsiders like me appeared later on social networks, and they all was mad. And I can understand that. It appears that organizers have not done their homework, because Basic Channel always was a democratic music for everyone, to unite and to explore. It isn't some kind of elitist, private, invite only clubbing thing. Therefore, it seems, that rejecting people to enter on the basis of some kind of invitations currency is meaningless. The more you fight the more you will be pushed back.  It is a pity that Maurizio hang out with this people, or maybe his agent has not been very carefull finding proper venue. And I will never come back to Emu Pub, of course. 

10.11.14

The Hafler Trio - Colin Potter performance at The Machine Started to Flow Into a Vein vol.4 (Lithuania, Anyksciai 8.11.2014)



(Photos by Neringa Monika and Anyksciai Cultural Centre, full album and Moontrix on facebook, click to expand)


The bad news - you are falling.
The good news - there is no ground.

The night was long and I didn't have a chance to see all the acts, the crowd was very big as all the local people was going to expose themselves to the avant-garde world of contemporary experimental music.

Mr. Potter is a really hard-worker, with his equipment he was trying make a musical world of his own and with very developed skills and big experience I bet he has more techniques and methods to succeed in that than any other musician I know. Moreover, what can be more interesting than to do it with Andrew McKenzie? Another no-limit stalker. For me this is the history happening so I cannot judge by just esthetics. I like what they did very much, and for me it will be impossible to separate the chicken from the egg, the performance from the impression. The nature of it was spontaneous and interactive. Besides his 'usual' talking, Mr. McKenzie did play some musical instruments this time! Mr. Potter was trying to smash the walls with his sounds providing directions and misdirection’s. Therefore, I do not have a clue of what is happen there.

Nevertheless, maybe nothing came out from this night performance at all. Maybe I just missed the point or dreamed it. It seems that what they try to say is that imagination is more important and practical than local conditions, the mood-state, or the amount of beer you drank before. The only man who stay sober for all night was H3O. He concentrate and center himself without a need for any stimulation except, maybe, breathing.

Many thanks to Moontrix Corporation for organizing this event and provide accomodation for author of this blog.

27.10.14

Anodyne IV



I never really went for chasing dance music but this album is remarkable. To describe a music in poetic terms might not be the best way to frame it but in just the right amount of bass, hats and noises are born harmony that is beautiful, dark, eccentric and close to me and my life. I wish I would be able to summarize it in some act or less in distribution of some sense but this days to me it is very unlikely from where I am now. To show my appreciation I decide to write this review. 

The beauty that arose from dreams of musician is something I cherish. I like it to have this final statement that is visible in overall composition. And this might be far from any academic or professional view of what music is, but some music are made to be listened to and this album is definitely of this kind. What dreams can deliver the most intricate situations sometimes don't. I adore the atmosphere of this album it is striving towards unknown. This unknown for me is the interesting part of today map where everything is seemingly on the plain sight.