Uploaded by murmerings on February 14, Search icon An illustration of a magnifying glass. User icon An illustration of a person's head and chest. The Australian Gothic : excerpt2. Long before the fact of Australia was ever confirmed by explorers and cartographers it had already been imagined as a grotesque space, a land peopled by monsters.
The idea of its existence was disputed, was even heretical for a time, and with the advent of the transportation of convicts its darkness seemed confirmed. The Antipodes was a world of reversals, the dark subconscious of Britain. Gerry Turcotte Australian Gothic. University of Wollongong.
The Australian Gothic : a creative genre emphasising the terrors of isolation in this post-colonial land. The Australian Gothic exposes a tormented communal psyche weighted by dark secrets. Australia, a country colonised in by unwilling convicts and prison guards. For these unfortunates Australia was a nightmarish location, its foreign terrain provoked feelings of fear and alienation.
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Download the file to your MP3 player and enjoy! This new album is inspired by childhood memories, flue ridden but well enough for a visit to a pond, which invoked some crazy dream like state. That's something he likes to find in his music too, something dreamlike. This makes this music very ambient, obviously, but it runs the fear of getting to clean cut and going down to a road, in to what we would call maybe new age. This music, while not yet entirely, is very kind and very sweet and at times I was thinking, perhaps, maybe, a bit too sweet?
It gets very close I think. It seems to lack a bittersweet touch, a bit of grainy edge, something that is uneven… That is surely something that I miss in this music. That is a pity. The album with Date was recorded on an European tour in together, mastered by Stephan Mathieu and previously released as a vinyl only, but for the Japanese market now also on CD with four extra, previously unreleased tracks. So perhaps not the most clearest of lists, but you get the drift: they like guitars and field recordings and something more lo-fi when it comes to pre- recorded sounds.
There is little difference in this music and the kind that Duran plays solo. It's all very harmonic, very quiet, and yet also very musical; it's never anywhere static or drone like. It's almost like sitting in a field and somewhere in the not too far distance someone is playing guitar while a small speaker amplifies the sound of a small synthesizers and birds twitter around this and winds blows down the tree; in the more further afield people talk.
Excellent mood music for a sun filled lazy Sunday afternoon on the balcony with a good book and good coffee at hand. Or perhaps some wine later on. And is perhaps what one can say for both of these releases as well as that both of these releases don't walk exactly new paths, but are carefully building on what we already know. To that end Anne Chris Bakker plays guitar, mostly with a bow, but also with his hands and adding a fine bunch of electronics to create that endless sustain on the music he produces; sometimes he adds a bit of field recordings to the table.
As such there isn't a lot of difference with the works of the people has worked with. Any moment here you can imagine hearing the voice of Jan Kleefstra and one his Frisian poems.
It has the same desolated feeling as the works various people conducted him. That is of course not really a problem. Bakker just explores what others are exploring too and while there are endlessly more people trying to emulate pop-stars, it's not bad a few people in some niche may have similar ideas about atmospheric music.
Bakker does a really fine job and if he explores this road further he may find more of a voice for his own. Morimoto studied musicology and started to play the electronics pieces by John Cage in and also his own pieces. Helsinki, Finland. June 8th — July 6th Hidden Creatures.
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