Awkward Ambient Sunday with: Coldest Winter t͈̦̣h̥e̩͖ m̱̬̲̰͓͖i̥̝̰̰ͅs͓c̘̻͓͔e͎͇̥͚̫͙l̳̰̬̖ͅla̖ny̠ ͉͚͎̗̹b͉̺̝e̯̺̺͚͍̠̩n̲̪͕ͅe̳̠̩͔̹̜a̝̤ͅth̫͔͙̱ #Ambient #Plunderphonics

It’s Ambient Sunday but no rest for the wicked today. Instead, some awkward ambient plunderphonics from Coldest Winter. Plunderphonics is any music made by taking one or more existing audio recordings and altering them in some way to make a new composition. The term was coined by composer John Oswald in 1985.

This Portuguese artist (Neven Reinier) from Viana do Castelo offers the dubious pleasures of t͈̦̣h̥e̩͖ m̱̬̲̰͓͖i̥̝̰̰ͅs͓c̘̻͓͔e͎͇̥͚̫͙l̳̰̬̖ͅla̖ny̠ ͉͚͎̗̹b͉̺̝e̯̺̺͚͍̠̩n̲̪͕ͅe̳̠̩͔̹̜a̝̤ͅth̫͔͙̱. A miscellany is a posh way of saying a group or collection of different items; a mixture. The mix here is various sorts of awkward noise and a magpie approach to all manner of sampled shiny things. He says that the track is, “A short burst of plunderphonics and heavily distorted sampling, analogous to the all-encompassing noise of our distracted livelihoods.” I say, sorry I wasn’t paying attention. Now, where was I? Oh yes, this is a collection of zeroes and ones rearranged in a way that is two minutes of fragmentary vocals, some wind chimes, some fizzing and creaking of distant ice floes, and the sound of snow on your tongue. A chilly mix of snuggling up warm and the aching cold outside.

Merry Sithmas.

~ by acidted on December 29, 2019.

One Response to “Awkward Ambient Sunday with: Coldest Winter t͈̦̣h̥e̩͖ m̱̬̲̰͓͖i̥̝̰̰ͅs͓c̘̻͓͔e͎͇̥͚̫͙l̳̰̬̖ͅla̖ny̠ ͉͚͎̗̹b͉̺̝e̯̺̺͚͍̠̩n̲̪͕ͅe̳̠̩͔̹̜a̝̤ͅth̫͔͙̱ #Ambient #Plunderphonics”

  1. Reblogged this on A Nightingale Flew Away.

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