Wieland Samolak ‎– Steady State Music

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Imbalance Recordings ‎– IR-01
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Tracklist

1 Untitled 11:10
2 Untitled 12:04
3 Untitled 9:53
4 Untitled 6:41
5 Untitled 8:57

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Credits

  • Liner NotesW.S.*

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" When I was a teenager I used to sit on an empty field listening for hours to the sounds of distant cars, railroads, helicopters, and other motorized objects. These sounds, which are very rough and noisy when they are near, attracted me from the distance because they had merged and diffused into a continuum when they reached my ears. By this experience it came to my mind that it is more satisfying for me to listen to continuous changes within one sound than to the combinations of discreet sonic events usually found in music.
Remembering that a few years ago I began to search for possibilites to create continuous sonic situations with controlled dramatic development that cannot be expressed in traditional terms of melody, harmony, and sound color. The five pieces collected on this compact disc are my first results."

W.S.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 18751 19072 6
  • Barcode (Scanned): 718751190726
  • Matrix / Runout: BOD EFA 11907

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
IR-01 Wieland Samolak Steady State Music(5xFile, MP3, Album, RE, 320) Imbalance Recordings IR-01 2007

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stewwwwwaaarrrt

stewwwwwaaarrrt

February 25, 2004

Hmmm...it's good, but it's not THAT good. Lots of sonic wash, some darkness and granular noises, but aside from a general slow drift these tracks don't really go anywhere in particular. Like Lustmord without the menace, or Gas without the beats. Considering what Samolak's contribution to Monolake's "Hong Kong" album sounds like, I was expecting something more warm and organic, but this is pretty sterile.
ndaniau

ndaniau

July 12, 2003

Perhaps the most extraordinary CD I've ever come accros. A few years ago, I was listening to too much music and I progressively drifted towards ambient/electro and more and more experimental stuff. The rest just bored me. This album was the only one I could hear in the end and I would just play it in loop. The next step was selling my hi-fi and stick to silence. Years later I still enjoy this amazing piece of music and regard this CD (picked randomly in HMV London) as the ultimate sound experience. But enough about me, let the artist talk:

"When I was a teenager I used to sit on an empty field listening for hours to the sounds of distant cars, railroads, helicopters, and other motorized objects. These sounds, which are very rough and noisy when they are near, attracted me from the distance because they had merged and diffused into a continuum when they reached my ears. By this experience it came to my mind that it is more satisfying for me to listen to continuous changes within one sound than to the combinations of discreet sonic events usually found in music."

He then explains how he translated this experience into music, and what you get is layers and layers of sonic nuances... words are too weaks for describing it in any way. The closest matches might be a film by Wim Wenders or a book by Peter Hanke. Don't even try to by the CD from me it's not for sale.