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kraa2016
 

The annual list of experimental, cutting-edge, avant-garde, underground and outsider albums, live recordings, EPs, tapes and net releases from Slovakia’s vital and diverse music scene: let yourself inspire by the rich selection of 2016 records.

Experimental electronica, advanced beats, lo-fi bedroom folk, drone, dark ambient, harsh noise, avant-core, improvised, electro-acoustic composition, conceptual, field recordings, post-industrial, outer limits…

 
 
ALBUMS & EPs

0N0 – Reconstruction and Synthesis (album, CD + web)
900piesek – The Sword And The Chalice (album, net)
580 MILES – DROIT (EP, web)
777Babalon – ב (EP, web)
777 Babalon – ג(EP, web)
777 Babalon & 900piesek – 1677 (album, tape + web)
Æ – ÆMÆN (album, web)
Abuol – Vypadané zuby (album, web)
Abuol – Veselé dni (EP, web)
Adam Dekan – Parhelia (album, web)

Alten Kompoten – Čo sa nezmestilo do chladničky (album, web)
Analogrunner – EP (EP, web)
AnAstromo – Underwater Time (album, web)
Andrej Danóczi – Klára a Ján – Druhý debut (album, web)
Andrej Danóczi – Bledomodré recyklácie (album, web)
Ars Sonor and Total E.T. – Timethod II (CD, web)
BIOS – Fluorescent Minerals (album, tape + web)
Click here to add artist name – Sometimes it just… (EP, web)
David Kollar – Coś w rodzaju miłości – soundtrack (album, web)
David Kollar – R.M.X. (Zápisky I. Alchýmia úspechu a prehry) (album, book + CD + web)

David Kollar, Terminal State – The Son RMX 2016 (album, web)
Dead Janitor – Proximity (album, CDr + web)
Depressive Directions – Dekadencia (album, CDr)
D.F.E.T. – Secondouble (album, CD + web)
dinoZoff – Koppenberg party 2016 (EP, web)
dISHARMONY – Fragments of time (album, web)
dISHARMONY – Memorized skin EP (EP, web)
Dominik Suchy – II (album, web)
don@u.com – Crippled Symmetry in Broken Patterns (album, CD)
Drén – Nothing But Enemies (album, CDR)

Eigenheimer – Foetushouding (album, tape + web)
Elýščítat – Emotional So So So (EP, web)
Elýščítat – People. (EP, web)
experiMENTALien – C.G.dRone (album, web)
experiMENTALien – Drugliest TRmx [alternative mix by EsentPie] (album, web)
experiMENTALien eats EsentPie, regurgitated – raddrnMIX(1) (album, web)
experiMENTALien – Unreality (album, web)
experiMENTALien – Drugliest TRmx (EP, web)
Futurists of Techno Galaxy V-H – Sending Ice to Africa (album, web)
Get Lost, Wire Avenue – World Behind the Fence and Their Eyes Everywhere (album, web)

Good Mood – Zberba EP (EP, web)
g#Drén – LIVE @ 2016-04-16 – In:du:s:trialization – Brno (live, web)
I am planet – On The Way To Antarctica (album, CD + web)
Jon 1000 – This is a Smile (album, web)
Jonáš Gruska – Chočské vrchy a doliny (album, CD + web)
Jonáš Gruska – Site Specific Resonances V. (EP, web)
Jonáš Gruska – Vlakom (album, CD + web)
Julo Fujak – Rarity v re(tro)spektíve L (album, CD)
Ink Midget – Blackouts(EP, vinyl + web)
Ink Midget – Send Help EP (EP, web)

Itsa Shokoshok – Alma’s Intention, 21 Used Deodorant Cans (EP, web)
Jamka – Inter Alia (album, vinyl + web)
Ján Boleslav Kladivo a TJ Vjuga – Klesajúce klenby (album, CD)
Ján Boleslav Kladivo – irradiated (album, CD)
Keosz – Be Left to Oneself (album, web)
Keosz – No future vol.1 (album, web)
KILT (Kordik / Ikeda / Lucas) – Electroacoustic Improvisations (album, CD + web)
K.S.N. – EP /improvisations/ (EP, web)
kurtizan – 7even (album, web)
m a c h i n a デジタル – D i s t a n t 世界 (EP, web)

Martin Huba – Deliverance (EP, web)
Martin Huba – Kolotlč (album, web)
Martin Ožvold – Šumíky / pocta nechtěnému (radio composition, web)
Massola feat. Sedem Minút Strachu (EP, CD + web)
mcklobas – Various (EP, web)
Michaela Antalová – Oblak Oblek Oblúk EP (EP, web)
Miroslav Tóth – Oko za oko (video, web)
Miro Tóth – BallOnAir (radio composition, web)
Morvranh – Black Dynasty (album, web)
Morvranh – The Abstraction of Life (album, web)

Mt. Accord – Improvisations A-Z (EP, web)
mutaBURN – Coldwellers (album, CD + web)
Nikitin/Pospiš/Sillay – Ján Cikker 105 (album, CD + web)
noise eater – human decomposition (album, web)
noitt – 3CLL_CLTL (album, web)
noitt – Live @ Noise Fest Brno 2016 (live, web)
noitt – Live @ PRAHA/4AM, Brno, 22.05.2016 (live, web)
Núku – Krútňava (album, web)
Oeuvre – Oedi (EP, web)
Oeuvre – Šero (album, web)

o /\/\ /\/\ – ɤ (album, web)
Ondrej Zajac – Monolith (album, CD + web)
Ondrej Zajac – Sketches (demo compilation, CD + web)
Ospalý Pohyb – ø (album, web)
Ospalý Pohyb – Ostrava (EP, web)
Päfgens – Tinyold Hands (album, CD + web)
Päfgens – Boatside (Live at Orange ‘Ear) (album, tape + web)
PhragmentsAll Towers Must Fall (album, vinyl + web)
Pjoni – Liminal Zones (EP, 12″, web)
Plaices – Blank Space (album, web)

Samčo, brat dážďoviek – Etudes For Piano (EP, web)
Samčo, brat dážďoviek – Kuřátka umírají předčasně (album, web)
Sedem Minút Strachu – sedem minút samurai (EP, 7″ vinyl + web)
Sedem Minút Strachu – Rehearsal tape 2015 / 2016 (EP, tape + web)
Sedem Minút Strachu feat. 7M$ – symphonies of IT sickness (EP, tape + web)
Seriem Do Neba – Klimax Demo (EP, web)
Shibuya Motors – Live in Budapest 2016 (album, web)
Sound Sleep – Blank (album, tape + web)
Stano Sninský – Bežný Jedinec (album, web)
Strom Noir – the white colour of the clouds (album, tape + web)

Strom Noir / Micromelancolié – 49°05’19​,​3″N 22°34’04​,​0’E (album, CD + web)
Stroon – Astatine (EP, web)
Stroon – Solar Preludes (album, web)
Tomáš Šváb – Demos (EP, web)
TapeWorm – Virtuálne Krematórium (EP, web)
TapeWorm – Manifestácia fekálií (album, web)
The Blackwood Incident – Inner Light – a soundtrack for a book / mixed /(album, web)
The Blackwood Incident – Live @ Derniera (live, web)
The Blackwood Incident – Sofar practice session (live, web)
TOTAL E.T. – Dimensionalgetic (D+) (album, web)

TOTAL E.T. – Solarization (album, web)
Totalitny Rezim – Tragedia Nasavania V Dyme (album, web)
T.R.I.v.M. – Voidweller (album, web)
urbanfailure – Random Shadows (EP, vinyl + web)
Veronika Skutova – Teatronic (EP, web)
Void – Degradation Of Life (album, web)
Void – Enlightment (album, web)
Vril Avigne ‎– Haunebu Conspiracy Medium (??, tape)
Vritti – Sermon@KabinetMuz (album, web)
Vrtačky po desáté hodině – Lullabies (for Stela) (album, web)

Zelený Antoin – Skutočná Hudba pre Stokárov (EP, web)

 

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COMPILATIONS

23 SECONDS OV TIME / Volume 13
DA NOIZE M1X TAPE IN MONO 201666
Classwar Karaoke – 0034 Survey
Christmas 2016
CGR Presents: Vol. IV
Experimental Studio Bratislava – Genius in the Labyrinth
Nová Generácia: Experimental Studio Bratislava Series 2
Sensing Electromagnetics
Unexplained Sounds 2016 – the 2nd annual recognition test
In search of balance (Among the shadows)
V/A – TROJ EP
Vinylized Vol.6
V/A Lazy Bastards Compilation tape

 

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SINGLES / SPLIT TAPES / VIDEOS

 

Autumnist – Inner Space Invaders (web)
БРАДА – Brada @ Norberg festival 2015 (video, web)
noitt – napalmed tribute (web)
noitt – MKP2R_17 (web)
o /\/\ /\/\ – Deadspace / Knocking On The Cemetary Gates (o /\/\ /\/\ rmx) (web)
Phragments — Brada — Korinth – Tovarenska (single, web)
Pollux – &+ (web)
Sedem Minút Strachu – split tape w / CACASONICA (tape + web)
Sedem Minút Strachu – split tape w / PARANOIA (tape + web)
Sedem Minút Strachu – split tape w / DEFLOWERED CUNT (tape + web)

Sedem Minút Strachu – split tape w / PAREGORIK (tape + web)
Sedem Minút Strachu – split tape w / SEVEN•MINUTES OF NAUSEA (tape + web)
Sedem Minút Strachu – split w / ERECTILE DEMENTIA (7″ EP + web)
Sedem Minút Strachu – split tape w / BULLSHIT MARKET (tape + web)
Sedem Minút Strachu – split tape w / ANARCO VOMIT NOISE (tape + web)
Sedem Minút Strachu – split tape w / THE END OF LIFE (tape + web)
Sedem Minút Strachu – split tape w / CHOCHOS Y MOSCAS (tape, web)
Sedem Minút Strachu – Loudest Cabaret Ever – 4 way split tape w / NAPALM DEATH IS DEAD / SPACEGRINDER / CUNTS (tape + web)
Sedem Minút Strachu – split promo tape w / ERECTILE DEMENTIA (tape + web)
Sedem Minút Strachu – split tape w / MENSO NOISE (tape + web)

Sedem Minút Strachu – split tape w / REEKING CROSS (tape + web)
Sedem Minút Strachu – split w / UNCONSCIOUS DISHARMONIC MALFUNCTION (7″ EP + web)
Sedem Minút Strachu – split tape w / CSMD (tape + web)
The Blackwood Incident – 36 cables (web)
Whithe – Regrets EP (single, web)

 

This list was compiled by Slavo Krekovic and it is most probably not complete. If you happen to know about anything that should be added, let us know at redakcia(at)34.sk.

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Experimental / avant-garde / cutting-edge / advanced songwriting / improvised / post-genre / contemporary classical / outer limits records of 2013 by Slovak musicians:

900piesek – my blood is your wine
Aidan Zaal – Posthumanist Love
Andrej Danóczi – 13 0410
Andrej Danóczi – Krajina bez bieleho bicykla
Andrej Danóczi – Mandragora 1
Angakkut – Unshaped Unspoken
András Cséfalvay – Funeral the Musical and another tabletop opera
Binmatu – Crystylys
Burlas / Kladivo / Zagar feat. Marcela Derevencová – Čierny film
Brada – Dextrin
Daniel Kordík – [Sy][ria]
Drén – …A Anna Naše Svedomie Nebude Čisté
Herzog Herzog – Sitzfleisch.
Jack Jack – Jack Jack 001 + 002
Jacques Kustod – Hit The Lights (reel to real)
Jonáš Gruska – Солнце
Jonáš Gruska – CAA#9
Jonáš Gruska – Site Specific Resonances II
J. B. Kladivo – Nekonečno neostré je z dvier
Martin Burlas – Konečne plač
Noise Mortanna / Phantasm Nocturnes – Two Ways Of Pain Part 20
OMM – */
Phragments – New Kings and New Queens
Poo – Sounds of Mana (Chapters 03-09)
Rentip – Daily Routines
Rentip – Football Faust – original soundtrack
Strom Noir / Spheruleus – Morning
Strom Noir – Tanec Rusaliek
Samčo, brat dážďoviek – SLOBODNY NEZAVISLY ALBUM
Samčo, brat dážďoviek – živšie to už nebude
Samčo, brat dážďoviek – S.W.A.G.
Samčo, brat dážďoviek – Európske hlavné épéčko kultúry
.soundscapes – Tides of Voltage
Stroon – Impermanence
Škvíry & Spoje – Stanica Žilina-Záriečie
Škvíry & Spoje – FonoKlub
Theatrum Spirituum / 777 Babalon – Metacosmic SPLIT
THE S.I.F.O.R.K. – Never Ending Circle Of Inspiration
Totalitny Rezim – Koncert v Praze
Totalitny Rezim – Closed Ward Memories
T.R.I.v.M. – Kiss Of Psychosy
T.R.I.v.M. – Signals
T.R.I.v.M. – Nonseances
Udokier / Noise Mortanna / Taklamakan
Veni Academy – Rolling tones
VooDooMan – Voices from Antidimension
YAO91404D / DRÉN
Zelený Antoin – Zelený Antoin

Compiled by Slavo Krekovic / KRAA.SK.

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Phragments is a duo from Bratislava, Slovakia. The duo consists of Matej, responsible for the music and Sonic(k), who is responsible for the videos. They started around 2002 and have released 5 CDs so far, 1 EP, 2 live albums and 2 full-length albums. The first full-length was released on their label Construct.Destroy.Collective, the second one on the Israeli label The Eastern Front, the third one is out now on the US label Malignant Records. Their music is best described as a mix of dark orchestral power with industrial machinery. Their music is emotionally heavy and thought provoking. Listeners have labeled it as industrial, martial industrial, dark ambient. They prefer to call it orchestral industrial. Phragments does not support any kinds of totalitarian ideology.

-> Website
-> Last.fm
-> Myspace
-> Facebook
-> Upcoming performances

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Members: Slavo Krekovic, Marek Piacek, Oliver Rehak (laptops, electronics)

VOICE OVER NOISE is a trio of laptop musicians from Bratislava. They create sample collages out of “stolen footage” material, instantly building a unique puzzle out of bits of our common past and present. Flow of unpredictable situations where Madonna meets Edgar Varèse, old computer game music sound together with the phragments of J.S.Bach’s. Voice Over Noise are the live Recycle Bin of our pop culture: noisy, energetic, sometimes funny, but also sentimental refreshment of our collective memory.

“VOICE OVER NOISE czyli trio w składzie Slavo Krekovic, Marek Piacek, Oliver Rehak, to kolektyw elektronicznych improwizatorów. Wszyscy trzej używają komputerów oraz syntezatorów i innych urządzeń. Piacek studiował w konserwatorium, Krekovic i Rehak są muzykami, dziennikarzami, muzykologami i kuratorami artystycznych wydarzeń w Bratysławie. Połączyło ich poszukiwanie eksperymentalnych form wyrazu, które kanalizują w kolektywnej improwizacji łączącej wiele wątków z szerokiego spektrum muzyki elektronicznej i konkretnej.” – Musica Genera Festival, Poland


RECORDINGS:

O Art, Where Art Thou? A new album by Voice Over Noise, the ‘live plunderphonic’ trio from Bratislava, is out now on Divis Slovakia (2010), distributed by Atrakt Art. It features mostly material identical to live concert programme performed by the band over the past 3 years, but much of it is also based on live improvisations. Recorded in stereo, no overdubs.

Voice Over Noise track “And You are Asking What About Me” appeared on Short Circuit compilation (Music Centre Slovakia, 2010).



LIVE VIDEOS:

@ Heavy Mental, Fleda, Brno (8.4.2008) / Tribute To Falco

@ Pohoda Festival 2008 (Kdyz se podari / If We Could Make It Happen)

@ Zilina Conservatory Hall 2009 (Voice Over Noise)

Voice Over Noise interview (in Czech/Slovak)
Album review in A2 magazine (Czech)








-> Web
-> Voice Over Noise at Last.fm
-> Upcoming performances of Voice Over Noise

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