Crónica 079 CD
Release: 2 July 2013
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Fourteen years after the original release of the.end.of.vinyl, Pure’s first digital-only release, ten artists gather in its evocation, reinterpreting Pure’s compositions and infusing them with their own reflections on digital musics and the future of its media.
the.end.of.vinyl was one of the early releases on Mego, the Vienna-based label that in the end of the millennium showed us what the music of the future could be. In 1999 its title resonated with post-analog angst, recalling the transformation (maybe even the demise) of the music market and of the cultures that it had helped to breed. It announced and perhaps confirmed an end that is still latent.
No End of Vinyl started to be conceived as a set of discs that would fix onto vinyl the (mostly) digital compositions. Somewhere along the process, a dissonance between the nature of the pieces and that of the format started to become clear and a decision was made to revert to the “old” format of the Compact Disc. In a moment when analog formats seem to be going through a stage of resurgence or a final surge of vitality, we arrived at an album about the endings of a medium, released in what once was thought to be its successor and that has been coming to its own apparent extinction much sooner than vinyl has.
zweiundneunzig (für Pure) Composed in Porto by Pedro Tudela and Miguel Carvalhais using sounds sourced from Pure's work and recordings of vinyl, shellac and wax cylinders.
The End of Vinyl (Goner’s Morbid Rave Refix) Composed by Martin Maischein. In my remix I tried to show the ambivalence of the artists past and present work while disregarding most of the elements in the actual piece. Future grandchildren of forgotten rave-parents will hate me for it.
Opera Povera was created in 2011 using music of Peter Votava as a constant inspiration since 2003. No samples, only impressions. All instruments and electronics played, recorded and edited by Arturas Bumsteinas.
"end"end" relates to the concept standing behind the original work and deals once again with vinyl run-out grooves. The focus in "end"end" lies on the rhythmic structure of turning vinyls since each sonic event is triggered by the noise of several newly recorded endless grooves. All sounds were generated from the original material and are arranged as multi-layered textures matching the 33RPM cycles.
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