HARDHOUND

Artur Nowak, Daniel Menche

Author: Colin | Published: 15/4/09

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Artist:1-4: Artur Nowak, 5-8: Daniel Menche
Title: 1-4: Guitar Granulizer, 5-8: Animality
Label: emd.pl records
Year: 1-4: 2004, 5-8: 2007
Designer: 1-4: Cover art by The Tag Artist, a Reaktor instrument designed by Chris List, 5-8: Wojtek Bednarski
Type of music: Granular synthesis/abstract
Notes: Artur Nowak writes:

The music on “Guitar Granulizer” is an experiment with granular synthesis. Since the music is highly processed by the computer, I wanted the cover to be “digital” or “technical” as well. I have used same software, which generated the sound, to produce a graphical representation of the sound as an oscillator graph running in a circle. I hope it mimics the dynamics of the music and aggressiveness of it. Also, the tracks are very short and can be played at random to create new, surprising combinations – the cover art can be also randomly “mixed”, four pieces of translucent paper can be re-arranged. It’s up to the owner of the CD, how the cover looks like. It’s a kind of “invitation” for the listener to use his creativeness, open eyes and ears for the sound, which is not easy to absorb. We are trying to cover of every album unique, through different and usual materials, printing techniques and graphic.

See also: Zbigniew Karkowski and Lin Zhiying – Switch


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