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Phicus // Liquid TAPE

Phicus // Liquid TAPE

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アメリカ・マサチューセッツの実験レーベルTripticks Tapesを入荷しました。

本作は、スペイン・バルセロナのインプロトリオPhicusが、2021年3月に100本限定でリリースしたカセットです。物音・ドローンジャズ43分を収録。DLコード付属。

レーベルその他作品はこちら /// Click here to see more Tripticks Tapes releases available at Tobira. 

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Edition of 100.

Text by Tripticks Tapes:

"From the very beginning of the band there has been a dichotomy in the heart of Phicus' music: for every loud and aggressive impulse there's an instinct that leads back to the more meditative and static territories. A ying for every yang. A cold and hidden dark side of the moon.

The initial plan for the recording of the second album was to make something louder, sludgier, much nastier than the first release Plom or their collaborations with Martin Küchen and Illia Belorukov. During the live European dates of the previous year they had been playing noisier and harder than ever before, building sets around down-tuned double bass bowings, guitar feedback and sulphurous drumming. It was fun. It was wild. It felt natural for the band to plan the recording session in that direction.

And, in a way, that was how the session went. The working titles speak for themselves: several "Doom" pieces, "Gorecki Hardcore"… as always happens, it wasn't exactly as planned, but it worked out quite well. Much of the music included in Solid (Astral Spirits 2020) was from these early sessions. They were excited about finally making the "loud" album, but....

...but, as said before, the double nature of Phicus started to play its games. What if what they just recorded was some sort of "photographic negative" of another album, the "real" one that they should be making instead? Or maybe they should do this "other" album, the "quiet one", to work as a canvas for the "real" one? Who is the doppelganger and who is the "me"?

So they just did it. They moved the double bass outside of the cabin where it was placed for the previous day sessions, turned down the amps and started playing some of their most meditative music to date. And the point is that it was easy. Not just easy, it was effortless. The very first 40 minutes of music from this "alternative" session are captured here on Liquid.

Taken as an isolated piece of music it works as the best display yet of the band's more contemplative playing. A faded photography of an almost forgotten memory. Beautiful but slightly unsettling. But if you take it as a part of a bigger picture you can't avoid finding echoes of its sibling's brutality everywhere. A slab of distorted guitar is now a subtle long tone, the metallic growl of the cymbals is now a shimmering bell-like sound, the savage multiphonics are now gentle bowed harmonics. Nothing really disappearing, just suffering a change. Sea-change, into something rich and strange.

From solid state to liquid state. And back."

Artist : Phicus

Label : Tripticks Tapes

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アメリカ・マサチューセッツの実験レーベルTripticks Tapesを入荷しました。

本作は、スペイン・バルセロナのインプロトリオPhicusが、2021年3月に100本限定でリリースしたカセットです。物音・ドローンジャズ43分を収録。DLコード付属。

レーベルその他作品はこちら /// Click here to see more Tripticks Tapes releases available at Tobira. 

------------------------

Edition of 100.

Text by Tripticks Tapes:

"From the very beginning of the band there has been a dichotomy in the heart of Phicus' music: for every loud and aggressive impulse there's an instinct that leads back to the more meditative and static territories. A ying for every yang. A cold and hidden dark side of the moon.

The initial plan for the recording of the second album was to make something louder, sludgier, much nastier than the first release Plom or their collaborations with Martin Küchen and Illia Belorukov. During the live European dates of the previous year they had been playing noisier and harder than ever before, building sets around down-tuned double bass bowings, guitar feedback and sulphurous drumming. It was fun. It was wild. It felt natural for the band to plan the recording session in that direction.

And, in a way, that was how the session went. The working titles speak for themselves: several "Doom" pieces, "Gorecki Hardcore"… as always happens, it wasn't exactly as planned, but it worked out quite well. Much of the music included in Solid (Astral Spirits 2020) was from these early sessions. They were excited about finally making the "loud" album, but....

...but, as said before, the double nature of Phicus started to play its games. What if what they just recorded was some sort of "photographic negative" of another album, the "real" one that they should be making instead? Or maybe they should do this "other" album, the "quiet one", to work as a canvas for the "real" one? Who is the doppelganger and who is the "me"?

So they just did it. They moved the double bass outside of the cabin where it was placed for the previous day sessions, turned down the amps and started playing some of their most meditative music to date. And the point is that it was easy. Not just easy, it was effortless. The very first 40 minutes of music from this "alternative" session are captured here on Liquid.

Taken as an isolated piece of music it works as the best display yet of the band's more contemplative playing. A faded photography of an almost forgotten memory. Beautiful but slightly unsettling. But if you take it as a part of a bigger picture you can't avoid finding echoes of its sibling's brutality everywhere. A slab of distorted guitar is now a subtle long tone, the metallic growl of the cymbals is now a shimmering bell-like sound, the savage multiphonics are now gentle bowed harmonics. Nothing really disappearing, just suffering a change. Sea-change, into something rich and strange.

From solid state to liquid state. And back."

Artist : Phicus

Label : Tripticks Tapes