Francisco Ali-Brouchoud ‎– Ganzfeld

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Noseso Records ‎– NS 056
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1 HL
2 Prisoner's Cinema
3 Ganzfeld
4 DOB
5 Umwelt

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March 16, 2017
FRANCISCO ALI-BROUCHOUD - Ganzfeld (Noseso 056; Argentina) This disc features Francisco Ali-Brouchoud on electronics/samples and was recorded in Buenos Aires. This disc is dedicated to the memory of Zbigniew Karkowski, legendary Polish-born electro-acoustic/experimental music composer who studied with Xenakis, Messiaen and Boulez. Over the past year, we’ve been visited by several musicians from Argentina, so there must be some sort of scene going on as each disc I’ve heard reveals a different type of creative music. Mr. Ali-Brouchoud stopped by earlier this week and left us with this disc. Starting with “HL”, it sounds as if Mr. Ali-Brouchoud is carefully manipulating feedback or static or some sort of swirling electronic soundscape. I found this music to be consistently fascinating. There appears to be several layers of sonic lines which float around one another, while certain elements are expanded or slowly manipulated. On “Prisoner’s Cinema”, the sounds become more disorienting, the sound of metals being ground erupts and makes us feel uneasy. Slowly, Mr. Brouchoud will focus on one sound, bending it carefully as it evolves. Eventually things settle down to a more restrained sort of static, more like crickets softly being altered. By the last piece, things calm down a bit but remain consistently engaging without the risk of going too far out there too often. Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery, New York