Tune in Thursday for an exclusive piece from Melbourne based drummer Maria Moles.
Maria's solo project 'Mondo Flockard' explores the use of layered sounds/rhythms played on either drum kit/percussion which are then electronically manipulated through the use of filters and pitch modulators. Her self-titled EP was released in 2016 through Tonelist, and was listed on Avant Music News under Best Albums of the Year 2016. Ian Parsons (PBS Sounds From Beneath the Sound Barrier presenter) described it as "drumming taken into a new territory, hovering somewhere around sharp-edged electro-acoustics and unsettled ambience".
Maria Moles has performed extensively as part of a band and solo, supporting such acts as The Internet, Methyl Ethel, Polica, Jaala and Hiatus Kiayote as well as at festivals like Women’s Jazz Festival, Falls Festival, Sugar Mountain Festival, Mona Foma, Dark Mofo and more. Beyond this she's also collabarated with the likes of Marcus Mckenzie's Hyperspirit, Hobart Improvisers Collective, MIUC Big Band, Lucas Abela, Francis Plagne and the Josh Kelly Trio.
Composed for 'Ears have Ears', Maria's exclusive piece focuses on the use of interweaving sustained drones/melodies with scattered rhythms, creating a dense sound world of ambience for the listener. Join us Thursday for this exciting piece!
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You may be most familiar with Visible Cloaks from their two volumes of 'Fairlights, Mallets and Bamboo;' mixes described as investigations “into Fourth World undercurrents in Japanese ambient and pop music, years 1980 – 1986” and beloved to many hearing this music in a new way or for the first time.
It’s fitting then that Visible Cloaks’ first original music since their 2015 self-titled album features different collaborations with Japanese duo dip in the pool. “Valve” translates vocalist Miyako Koda’s spoken word from “A Sea of Love,” the end track on her stunning solo album 'Jupiter' (soon being resissued on Grandisc), into a MIDI chordal movement permeated by disparate tones, colors, and textures throughout the meditative piece / peace.
“Valve (Revisited)” features Koda contributing new vocals alongside Tatsuji Kim’s enhanced melodies and reanimated co-production with Visible Cloaks, becoming one with the original in the video presented here.
Brenna Murphy’s visual contribution to 'Valve / Valve (Revisited)' underscores the multi-dimensionality of Visible Cloaks music, designing an abstract landscape that beckons investigation and wonder. It also adorns the double a-side single artwork and becomes a virtual interactive environment when downloaded as a desktop application.
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