donderdag 16 november 2017

Glice – Cielo

Glice – Cielo
Narrominded – 2017
Soundscape, Atmospheric, Experimental, Avant-Garde, Noise, Drone
Rated: **

Droning, atmospheric, experimental, soundscape noise as a wallpaper to this gray month of November. We slide off into the icy waters of December listening to the four-track Cielo release by Amsterdam duo Glice. We are of course not listening to music at all. This is sound-art. This is music meant for dark deserted metro stations and preferably accompanied by the amazing sound to image art by guys like Ricky van Broekhoven. Recorded in the outskirts of Berlin by Einstürzende Neubauten’s Alexander Hacke we seem to be drowning in distorted distortion or travelling across a large body of frozen water. Ice, it seems to be a recurring theme throughout the four tracks. Coldness and disorientation, alienation and desertion. It seems to be breaking down the fabric of sound. It does this well and in certain locations (accompanied by visuals) this will be definitely magnificent. But, ah, there is the but; this does not seem to work at home. It might be due to the fact the fireplace is lit, spreading warmth and fickle shadows across an endless array of vinyl, books, posters and cd’s. All of which beg to be picked up and put on and have them warm the soul; where as Glice’s Cielo release proudly seems to announce this is not meant to be heard in cozy and homely places. I know of a landfill nearby; and will try it with a portable device and headphones over there. And if you don’t hear from me within a few days, I might have been frozen by the cold atmospheric noise that Cielo is…

(Written by JK)

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