Every Time A Ear Di Soun
documenta14 in Athens (GR) and Kassel (DE)
SPECIAL EDITION BOX SET
Available via Dischi Fantom
“Hertzian frequencies, radio interceptions, fragments of voices, singing sands, shortwave transmissions, archival recordings, vanished worlds, chaotic harmonies, daunting moments of confusion, an audible entropy, elation, and the endless search for beauty into chaos. I hear this displacement of refrains. I am not fixed within signs but adrift within signals. Like a bat or a dolphin, I hear scanned frequencies otherwise inaudible to my human limitations and these voices and tones captured from the aether seem to me to be our equivalent of those voices of gods who spoke ‘words that flew’; music asserts its regional and cultural affiliations and yet at the same time it drifts unmoored in the ocean of sound.” David Toop
Dischi Fantom’s debuting project Transmissions gathers four previously unreleased studio compositions by the New York and Berlin-based group of artists-musicians: Ulysses Syndrome, Medea, Empty Quarter and Bessarabia; a booklet including Black-Winged Night, an essay by musician and writer David Toop, and a conversation between Soundwalk Collective and Dischi Fantom’s founder, Massimo Torrigiani. The four records – mastered by Stefan Betke and published in an edition of 300 copies – are the result of extensive journeys and field recordings in the Mediterranean basin, the Black Sea, the Rub’ al Khali Desert, and the region around Odessa, once known as Bessarabia.
Selected tracks from Transmissions are being broadcasted internationally as part of Every Time a Ear Di Soun, the radio programme of documenta14, curated by Adam Szymiczyk. The programme includes a headphone installation in the Press and Information Centre in Kassel, designed by Aristide Antonas, and in the ASFA Library in Athens, and will be running through September 17th, 2017.
Dischi Fantom 01: Transmissions by Soundwalk Collective Edition: 300Records: n. 4; 160 grams, 12” vinyl LPs housed in a box (32,3 x 32,3 cm; 12.7 x 12.7 inches) With a 16-page booklet including Black-Winged Night, an essay by David Toop, and a conversation between Stephan Crasneanscki, Simone Merli and Kamran Sadeghi of Soundwalk Collective with Massimo Torrigiani.
All music composed and produced by Soundwalk Collective Mastering: Stefan Betke at ~Scape Mastering, Berlin Graphic Design: Fabrizio Radaelli, Milan Record Pressing: Optimal Media, Germany Printed and assembled in Italy by Grafiche Antiga