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Irmert, Jana – “Flood” – [Fabrique]

lexi glass   9/23/2020   A Library, Cassette

Jana Irmert is a composer from Berlin who has collaborated with Jóhann Jóhannsson, Christopher Chaplin and other artists that blend music with film and visual media. While this 2017 release is a stand-alone album, Flood surely summons rich imagery with its mix of field recordings and electronic sounds: a vision of massive walls of ice meeting a slow thaw. We hear the ice breaking and cracking, its melt flowing into the oceans. The catastrophic process is overseen by an outside consciousness that pulses from above, as if to sound a warning. It unfolds in three parts: a 22 minute track, a shorter interlude, and a final long form piece. Though quiet and slow moving, there’s movement and detail that keep Flood consistently engaging throughout, an impressive feat. Our first release from the Vienna experimental label Fabrique.

you heard it 10 times on kfjc! most recently:
  • 16 days ago, lexi glass played FLOOD Pt. 3 (the sound of the universe spinning)
  • 19 days ago, Avakhov played FLOOD Pt. 3 (the sound of the universe spinning)
  • 19 days ago, Belladonna played FLOOD Pt. 1 (standing on breaking ice)
  • 26 days ago, Avakhov played FLOOD Pt. 1 (standing on breaking ice)
  • 28 days ago, Grawer played FLOOD Pt. 1 (standing on breaking ice)
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