PESSOA DE LIMA, MANUEL - REALEJO (LP)


out on 17.01. "Black Truffle is pleased to present Realejo, the first vinyl release from Brazilian sound artist and composer Manuel Pessoa de Lima. Having composed works for diverse contexts including cinema, contemporary dance, theatre and television, Lima's live appearances often take the form of self-reflexive lecture performances that combine electro-acoustic sound, red light, video and spoken text, moving unpredictably from the hilarious to the distressing. Realejo consists of two side-long pieces of highly idiosyncratic electro-acoustic collage, beginning with recordings Lima made of himself playing the organ in the Schloss Solitude Chapel in Stuttgart. Exploring the peculiarities of the instrument's mechanics, Lima made hours of recordings with the organ stops half-way open, moving from haunting gliding tones to oddly tuned fair-ground melodies reminiscent of the record's namesake realejo, a hand-cranked organ traditionally found in Brazil as the musical accompaniment to the work of fortune-telling parrots. To these organ sounds, Lima added recordings of a security guard made in Sao Paulo. The poignant sounds of the security guard's whistles punctuate Lima's electro-acoustic environment, which also includes raw digital synthesis, recordings of his friends' infant child, audio lifted from Youtube, and, on the LP's second side, elements taken from an earlier work, '36 English to Portuguese Lessons'. Finely chiselled from dozens of hours of source material into a detail-rich, mercurial structure, Realejo is alternately jarring and seductive, introducing listeners to a young composer with a powerfully individual voice." (label info)
soon in stock - please pre-order | AU| 2020| BLACK TRUFFLE RECORDS | 22.90


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