Thursday, April 17, 2014

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Jon Hassell - Vernal Equinox



Recorded in 1976 at the York University Electronic Media Studios in Toronto, Ontario, Vernal Equinox is Jon Hassell's first recording as a solo artist and sets the stage for his then-emerging career as a trumpeter, composer and musical visionary. "Toucan Ocean" opens the album with two gently swaying chords and delicate layers of percussion that provide a cushion upon which Hassell unfurls long, winding melodic shapes. His trumpet is sent through echo and an envelope filter, producing a stereo auto-wah-wah effect. "Viva Shona" features accompaniment by mbira, subtle polyrhythmic layers of percussion, and the distant calling of birds. Again filtered through echo, Hassell's gliding trumpet lines sound remarkably vocal. "Hex" features a bubbling, filtered electric bass part with a denser web of percussion. From his horn, Hassell elicits moans and sighs that are at first unaffected and later filtered. "Blues Nile" is a long, blue moan. Hassell's breathy, multi-tracked trumpet lines call and respond to one another, weaving a web of deep calm over an ever-present drone. This track clearly points the way to his later work with Brian Eno, in particular, their "Charm Over Burundi Sky." On the title track, Hassell's "kirana" trumpet style is in full bloom as he dialogs with the percussion. Hassell's most elegant melodicism blossoms forth here, and his unaffected horn often sounds disarmingly flute-like. The influences of his study of raga with Pandit Pran Nath are clearly discernible in the curvaceous melodic lines and overall sense of meditative calm within harmonic stasis. Throughout the album, percussionists Naná Vasconcelos and David Rosenboom add subtle, supple grooves and colors. "Caracas Night September 11, 1975" is a beautiful field recording featuring Hassell's plaintive trumpet commentary, subtle percussion interjections, and the sound of caracas humming and buzzing in the background. The first several tracks of Vernal Equinox bear the imprint of '70s-period Miles Davis, in particular the quiet ambience of "He Loved Him Madly" and parallel passages from Agharta. The envelope filter on Hassell's horn similarly draws a reference to Davis' use of the wah-wah pedal from that time. Nonetheless, in 1976, Vernal Equinox was remarkably unique and ahead of its time, and sowed the seeds of Hassell's influential Fourth World aesthetic, which he would continue to develop and refine. Decades after its release, Vernal Equinox still provides an enchanting and entirely contemporary listening experience.

Friday, March 21, 2014

twitter is blocked in Turkey!


please support Turkish people rights in these sad days :( this comes from me
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Monday, March 17, 2014

Publications

Lately my works were publicated on Sarmad Magazine and Slow Art Day Blog.

Lee- school friends portraits
This one was published on Sarmad Magazine today.

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Sarmad is completely independent and is the place for any photographer who is not so obsessed with climbing the golden career ladder.



While this one  : 

we`re accidents waiting to happen


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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Nuits et Noirs magazine publication



my work included too.dowload the 4th part to see it.[i`m #29]
also check out the link below for more info;)
it`s cool to be part of this cool zine among artists from different places of the world;)




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Nuits et Noirs Magazine Nr. 1 is now online: http://nuitsetnoirs.com/

Nuits et Noirs Magazine Nr. 1

The magazine is designed for viewing as a PDF magazine on the computerscreen.
( not designed for printing )

It consists of 4 parts.
One can see it as a groupexhibition in four halls.
Each hall is structured according to a specific poetic logic.

Curated by R\A\W F\O\R\M\S, Nuits et Noirs is a free magazine that is composed of contributions by contacts on social media as Facebook ; Tumblr ; Flickr.

For the first issue there are 35 contributions - from:
France
U.K., U.S.A., Italy, The Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Germany, Australia, Hungary, Norway, Albani, Brazil, Argentina, Canada, Romania, Greece, Austria, Japan

All works are the property of the creators.
All creators are mentioned in the PDF files, as well in the list posted on the website.
No use of any material is allowed.

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