Saturday, April 13, 2019
Nexialist Presents: Halforganic
Halforganic is the title of a series of compositions and performances that were recorded and packaged with artwork in various formats between 2000 and 2003. Alltogether, ten different CDs, cassette tapes and vinyl records and accompanying print materials were produced and released in limited editions under the nexialist imprint. They collect the output of a creative progression ranging from danceable electronic tracks to spatial-acoustic explorations via live performances to improvised, analog-digital pieces. The live performances took place mostly in New York City and led to a shift towards a more noisy, spontaneous sound. The final step was a farewell to all genre restrictions and conventional song structures structures to an unrestrained, improvisational direction influenced by ambient and experimental performers and modern classical composers.
The video contains the following edited tracks:
0:00 Doorway (Torso: M. Kammerbauer), taken from nex000
1:30 Train to Instantbul (Instantbul: Tezkosar, M. Kammerbauer), taken from nex003
5:30 Protocol (Uncreated: N. Deiker, N. Tezkosar, M. Kammerbauer), taken from nex004
9:30 Black Iron Prison (Fragment King), taken from nex005
13:30 Total Now (Fragment King), taken from nex008
17:30 Jitterbug (Nexicon: T. Spann, L. Bartow, M. Kammerbauer), taken from nex010
21:30 Strategy II (Torso: M. Kammerbauer), taken from nex006
25:30 Session 6 (Torso: M. Kammerbauer), taken from nex009
Nexialist Halforganic releases:
nex000 NEXIALIST PRESENTS: HALFORGANIC. 2000. CD
nex001 FRAGMENT KING: FORENSIUM. 2001. CD
nex002 FRAGMENT KING: THE CELLMAKER’S SINISTER JAZZ. 2001. CD
nex005 INSTANTBUL: S/T. 2000. CD
nex004 UNCREATED: PROTOCOLS. 2000. CD
nex005 FRAGMENT KING: LIVE AT SI. 2001. CASSETTE TAPE
nex006 TORSO: GENERATING SPACE. 2002. CD
nex008 FRAGMENT KING: VIVISECTION. 2002. 3" CD
nex009 TORSO: FLESHSOUNDS. 2002. CD
nex010 SIMPLE THINGS ARE OFTEN MONSTROUS. 2003. 12" VINYL
Review in Debug (nex000): “Halforganic is a sound collective of sorts, consisting of multiple acts (Instantbul, Torso, Fragment King, N.Deiker, Pathomechanical and various constellations thereof). The tracks oscillate between noisescapes, dark analogue electro-breaks, chipmonster-drumandbass, and dark worlds bordering electronica. Darkness seems to be a necessity, just as the city center of Stuttgart, and Fragment King sometimes peeks through the modestly morbid vision with some silly ideas, with a solid joy for the dissonant and clattery. Get your warm stuff on, it’ll be a cold winter.”
Review in Debug (nex010): “Joy for all friends of the noisy postdrumandbassnirvana. 2 tracks by fragment king, who loads and towers destroyed bassdrums and screeching breaks in front of him, digs and probes the heap as if it were the innards of a heavy metal sauce for gourmets, who love to gobble up fresh roasted tiniti for breakfast and on the flipside two tracks by nexicon, which sound a lot more like broken machinery than breaks or beats. this is no fast silly funny broken music, but honest and righteous terror with fragments of slime and digital gall.” - Bleed/DeBug
Review in Ibol (nex006): “What an evil trick! Someone took an unsuspecting minimalist, plugged him into a marshall stack and recorded it on their hard-drive. Or at least that is what torso makes me think of. There are almost no discernible source sounds in this recording, only (apparently) digital manipulation. An extremely crisp, distilled and singular vision of music, these 16 tracks are layed out in 3 larger groupings, for a total of 67 minutes of noise. Most of the textures are fairly harsh, but the presentation is more ambient (ubiquitous, surrounding).”
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