“Loopworks” compiles Turkish visual and sound artist Koray Kantarcıoğlu's loop based work composed of samples taken from Turkish records released in 60's and 70's as source material. Originally released by Wounded Wolf Press as a limited release (only 100 cassettes were made) back in 2016, “Loopworks” compiles Turkish visual and sound artist Koray Kantarcıoğlu's (Ankara, 1982) loop based work composed of samples taken from Turkish records released in 60's and 70's as source material. “Loopworks” impacts almost instantly mainly because it shows some familiarity with the recent work of Leyland Kirby as The Caretaker, particularly with the “haunted ballroom” effect. Kirby connects more with the idea of memory and its disappearance/transformation, whilst Koray explores the usage and the dynamic of these sounds as ambient music for different scenarios as well as the importance of a newfound life with the raw material he used to create these songs. The source material appears as enigmatic as these new sounds and activate a sense of discovery and constant wonder throughout “Loopworks”. With the vinyl release of “Loopworks” we continue to manifest the importance of showing how technology and geography create different and original approaches to the standard western interpretation of field recordings and sound manipulation. Koray Kantarcıoğlu’s work here is a strong manifestation of that and how “haunted music” can express a myriad of feelings and sensations. “Loopworks” has a tremendous vision of the metamorphosis that’s been occurring in ambient music during the last decade. Sometimes it’s dreamy and calm as aquarium music is (“500606” or “22 47 91 Take 1”); surprising and infinite as “263 Loop”, one of the few tracks with a voice, in this case a mysterious and transcendental one; or part of a John Carpenter & David Lynch film yet to be made (“Organ Extract KP 001”). A fantastic voyage, from earth to space, through time or simply as the most beautiful and peaceful dive into the ocean. Old music transformed into something new, unique. That’s special.
Tracklisting Side A: 1. 500606 Private 2. 22 47 91 Take 1 3. 263 Loop 4. AC RU 29 Part 1 5. Parallel Moog 43 P 6. Percussions A-1100 7. Hits & Delay A-1100
Side B: 8. Organ Extract KP 001 9. 22 47 91 Take 2 10. AC RU 29 Part 2 11. AC RU 29 Part 3 12. AC RU 29 Loop TK1 13. AC RU 29 Loop TK2 14. ATLAS
Autarkic describes himself as first and foremost a songwriter but he has also made a name for himself as an international DJ. Over the past three years the musician based In Tel Aviv has, with great success, played clubs throughout all of Europe. One extra memorable gig was on last year’s edition of Convenanza in the amphitheatre in Sète, France.
Rumour has it that the sea living mammals of the area flocked in large groups in the waters below during Autarkic’s gig.
This 12” record is his first release on Höga Nord Rekords and the slightly psychedelic, sample- and synthesiser-based club music that has become Autarkic’s trademark sound is captured by an impeccable production. The music is playful yet stripped down to the essentials and not overloaded.
The vocal elements works more as percussive elements than the carrier of the storytelling in the music. If you missed him live or just don’t have the means to go see him, this record gives a taste of Autarkic’s hypnotic live performances!
Tracklisting: 1. Treble Rebel 2. Troubles In The Bay 3. And The Tribe Debates.. 4. Stop Faking Sense
HEY! Who’s party IS this we’re at? The Klaxons drop a photo-realist mind bomb upside ya head. Jamie’s trips out on Vega’s start of the 80’s Ballardian ballad…. with a 21st century added sugar high hit. Sticky with lurve, my loves.
POP FACT: Mr Reynolds is no new comer to Vega-world, his very first bedroom band was called “ XXXX” – true thing!
ART QUOTE : Edward Paolozzi “A good reproduction is worth a thousand poor originals”.
Meanwhile waaay out on the flipside Suze Oberbeck irons IN the kinks. Wears her No Bra on her sleeve…. if you get my drift? A Xerox lovingly re-Xeroxed till it hurts then becomes a thing of beauty all of it’s own……are you laughing too? T-wist-ed….. TIGHT!
Front Cover – Alexander McQueen
Tracklisting: Side A: 1. The Klaxons - Sweetheart
Side B: 2. Alan Vega - Speedway 3. No Bra - Super Subway Comedian