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FRANCISCO MEIRINO & KIKO C. ESSEIVA - FOCUS ON NOTHING ON FOCUS
Cdr, Echomusic (Gr), EC14, limited to 99 copies, Athens, May 2009
A document of electroacoustic music performed live at Oblò in Lausanne, Switzerland,the 5th of March 2009. Performed by Kiko C. Esseiva (tape recorders and realtime tape manipulations) and Francisco Meirino (computer and contact microphones). Mixing, mastering and artwork by Francisco Meirino, no overdubs.
Thanks to Yiorgis Sakellariou.
R E V I E W
A much more recent recording, from March this year, is by Francisco Meirino (sometimes known as Phroq) and Kiko C. Esseiva. The latter plays "tape recorders and realtime tape manipulations", whereas the first does "computer and contact microphones", which they call electro acoustic music, here captured in concert.
One piece of forty minutes of quite 'present' electro-acoustic music, with a strong love of 'continuos' sounds. It's not easy to describe what's going on on this release. The sweeping sounds of tapes, crackles and hum of the computer and contact microphones make music that is quite dense, but also a true delight to hear.
Mysterious, dark, intense, but also delicate and precise. Improvised but almost sounding composed, save a for a few moments here and there.
An excellent work.
Pretty intense music.