Forces

by Stanislav Abrahám

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Midnight 03:50
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Remoteness 09:00
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Ravine 05:10
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Koan 01:18
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Smiley Song 06:44
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Healer 03:06
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On album Forces, Stanislav Abrahám is following his passion for sculpting precise and detailed ambient soundscapes, textures and sonic situations. He uses specific sounds in the form of field recordings, more complex methods of computer synthesis or the possibilities of a modular synthesizer.

Opening and closing tracks Lotus Fountain and Every Little Cell are dreamy soundscapes, evoking warm light and deep microscopic environment. Both are based on sound of water and microscopic fluid structures. As well as the track Ravine, which openly acknowledges a specific field recording of the stream in the forest, gently modulated with warm harmonic resonances. Personal Coltrane recalls the subtle dynamics of cool jazz drums in a very abstract way, complemented by rippling metallic sound in which we could imagine phrasing of saxophone solo. Falling Curtains has a similar sound spectrum, which is due to the fact that both of the latter tracks contain a modulated contact microphone recording of the heating radiator from the author's bathroom. Midnight is just sonic substance of calmness, time for reflection or thoughts winding through the darkness. Central axis of Remoteness is field recording of walk through the night forest. The steps are the “drum beat” of repetitive contemplation mantra. Born To Be 303 can be considered as drone ambient tribute to iconic “acid” sound of Roland TB303 synthesizer and its influence on rave music. The Amen break sample, famous hip hop and drum'n'bass music element is also used in this track. Koan is just simple algorhytmical rhytm evoking battle of mental arguments. Karma Corridor contains a field recording from Prague City Metro underground followed by dark ambient soundscape. Smiley Song dances in repetitive, ecstatic spectral bath. It is kind of reminiscence of emotional waves during psychedelic dance music event. Healer is something Stanislav Abrahám prefers to call sound texture. The complex stream of spectral resonations, sound rich in overtones. It is closest to his favorite wavetable synthesis. Just simple stream of sound where you can find arbitrary outlines with imagination and inner seeing.

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released December 21, 2020

Written and produced by Stanislav Abrahám
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Stanislav Abrahám
Artwork: EKD studio - Roman Kastl - www.ekd.cz
(c) 2020 Vesele / VSL_001

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Stanislav Abrahám Prague, Czech Republic

Stanislav Abrahám is audiovisual performer, sound artist and musician. As sound designer and musician he usually works on collaborative projects: theatre and dance performances. As a solo audiovisual artist he realised sound installations in galleries or radioart composition for Czech Radio. Member of electronic music duo Data-live

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