ASTMA meets SCZRS
meets#01 produced by SCZRS
Co-production Tünel Records & H.A.K. Lo-Fi Record
HAK258 / TR03
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ASTMA meets SCZRS (LP, 12") on H.A.K. Lo-Fi Record & Tünel Rec!
First volume of a serie with long term collaborators and friends ASTMA (Alexei Borisov and Olga Nosova duo) and that makes for me use of small miracles that life offers us to keep in mind Everything is possible !
Recorded two years ago in Paris, long exchange to select, long mixing process…/...
Two long years of work but the vinyl is here !!!! i must admit it has been the biggest project i had to coordinate since years but very glad of the result ! Including fantastic work of Neurone for the mastering and Laurent Ambre for the artwork ! (SIC) meets SCZRS is our next volume, already recorded and it will be a blast for us to deliver our music with masters Julian Bonequi and Rodrigo Ambriz Mondragón from Mexico !
Olga Nosova & Alexei Borisov
ASTMA is a duo project of Olga Nosova (drummer and vocalist) and russian industrial electronic scene pioneer Alexei Borisov. This duet formed in 2009 in Moscow plays improvised music inspired by free-form, spoken word, psychedelia, live electronics, noise…ASTMA band is touring extensively, performing in Russia,Turkey, Finland, Poland, Netherlands, France, Israel, USA… Their music is published in CD on : Zeromoon (USA), Letmo Productions (Czech Republic), Moozak (Austria), Viande (Italy). Also, many CDR or Net productions are available on : HAK Lo-Fi Record (France), Nostress Netlabel (Italy), Top 40 (Russia), Buh Records (Peru)…
Anton Mobin, Cisco C. & Monobloc Sound Fidelity
Formed after a radio concert on KKWNE and first collaboration for Classwar Karaoke (020 Survey), the trio performed a few times around France and released their first EP in 2014 on H.A.K. Lo-Fi Record & Tünel records.
Anton Mobin perfomed (on stage or recordings) with Jello Biafra, Bryan Lewis Saunders, Hopek Quirin, London Improvisers Orchestra, Cisco C. is till a few years involved in Vox Populi! (The famous french Ethno-industrial band) and Monobloc Sound fidelity is member of Oleo Strut (Italian/French collective)
Artwork by Ambre
Mastering by Neurone
“Astma meets Sczrs” is a LP project based on a friendship synergy to push things further with the common wish to lead each musician towards something new. More than playing together as a quintet, “Astma meets Sczrs” project wants to be a reflexion about recording improvised music to make a record and obtain more instant compositions.
These two days recordings session provided time and space allowing each musician to have two different set up and be able to adapt their purpose according the contraint and the direction to give to the music. As well, Astma get his complete set up with Alexei Borisov playing electronics, voice, acoustic guitar and Olga Nosova on a large percussive kit composed with drums, various percussions, daily objects, recorder, pungi, zither and also an electronics set up. Sczrs extend his set up more largely for this session as Monobloc Sound Fidelity playing sampler and electronics, Cisco C. playing Cello and a more electronics set up with synths, and Anton Mobin on bass for the first time in ten years on a record and also playing cassettes.
The music proposed on this LP is based on basic constraints, some rules or just form suggested before playing as “make a drone”, “make a piece for child”, “do not play more than 2 seconds”, “play a single impact”... Contraints do not mean reduction of liberty but on the contrary make the music evolving on the degenerative way through something else or sometimes opposite to the first direction.
This album recorded in May 2014, mixed in 2015 and finaly released in 2016 is the fruit of a long labour in term of communication cause to the distance (France, Russia, Germany) to keep everyone alert and aware of the making of the project, but mainly an intense work of mixing and exchange, sharing ideas about the music and what we really want to do with tons of tracks and hours of recordings : on 24 pieces we selected 8 of them.
Videos of the recordings session by Oleg Kornev :
ASTMA meet SCZRS #1
« ASTMA meets SCZRS » is the first volume of a serie of LP produced by SCZRS, and designed by Ambre. The next opus based on the same principles consists of the meeting between Sczrs and the mexican duo (sic) with the drummer Julian Bonequi and vocalist Rodrigo Ambriz.