pondělí 9. prosince 2013

SFA020 - Stratocluster: Tamanrasset

Writing liner notes for a project as spontaneous as this one is somewhat self-defeating. The purpose of liner notes is generally to expound a concept, an innovation, a purpose: we have none of these things.
We met to have a few drinks, breathe the proverbial fresh air and play music, not to record an album. We recorded in a living room, not in a studio, and on one handheld recorder, not an expænsive setup.
There was no playlist, program or concept, but only the projected coherence of our individual musical personalities. We played instruments we didn’t know we could play, and played things we didn’t know could be instruments. We played music we knew and music we didn’t, and hopefully some music that’s new.
Ian Mikyska


Ian Mikyska – guitar, electronics, plastic bottles
Tomáš Mika – guitar, piano, klaxon
Benjamin McGarr – saxophone, flute, piano
Jan Faix – no-input mixer, live electronics, no-fi tapes
Mikuláš Mrva – bass guitar, electronics, jaw harp
Jan Kulka – drums, percussion

Recorded live on the 24th of July 2013 in Všestary, Czech Republic.
Mastering: Veronika Bartošová

Cover: Jan Polanský


SFA019 - Skan-zen: Pure Distortion

Project Pure Distortion (00-11) is a play with time and coincidence. Quest of sound. Corrosion and origination. Repeatedly effected record uncover the initial frequency of the material itself.
Thickening and transfering information, yearning... setting...
What is music?
Dream is more than life.


SFA018 - Jindrák & Faix: Vagon 13/11/24

Recorded live in Vagon Club, Prague, 24.11.2013

Josef Jindrák: turntables
Jan Faix: no-input mixer, no-input tape player, synth, lo-fi tape loops

Cover: Jan Polanský

pondělí 2. prosince 2013

SFA017 - Boris Gagloev: The Exclamations From...

Pure music for acoustic guitar, solo or with overdubbs, romantic lyricism or avant-garde compositions. Old european polyphony, spanish tradition and concepts of free-jazz and classic music of the 20th century.
One of a few early records of russian guitarist and composer Boris Gagloev (1969 Vologda - 2008 Prague). 

Released on tape in St.Petersburg in 1995, in 2004 was digitally remastered from original DAT tapes.

Reissue on SFA with the consent of Marina Gagloeva.

SFA016 - Boris Gagloev: Stringers Monger

Electronic compositions of russian guitarist and composer Boris Gagloev (1969 Vologda - 2008 Prague).  Collection called Stringers Monger was released as a small edition of CD-R in 2004. Funny and strange instrumental songs and narrative sound collages.

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Boris Gagloev in Prague, 2004
Cover: Jan Polanský, 2013

Reissue on SFA with the consent of Marina Gagloeva.