Monday, June 06, 2016

Yannis Kyriakides / Silbersee & Slagwerk Den Haag - Lunch Music [Unsounds Promo]

Put on the circuit via the Amsterdam-based experimental imprint Unsounds is "Lunch Music", a collaborational album effort by label co-founder Yannis Kyriakides, the Dutch percussionists Slagwerk Den Haag and contemporary vocal specialists Silbersee. Influenced by the polyphony of voices present in William S. Burrough's "Naked Lunch" - hence the title - the artists provide quite a demanding stream of well-abstract cut-up vocalisms and multivoice layers, incorporating both singing in a classical choir manner repeating an array of most used words extracted from each chapter of the inspiring novel, snippets taken off original Boroughs's interviews, altered parts of 50s Pop songs, Field Recordings as well as a foundation of seemingly unformatted and chaotic, yet meta-structural percussions and looped surface noises which, all combined, aren't necessarily the ultima ratio or salvation of experimental music we've all been waiting for but surely cater a unique conceptual approach and therefore an interesting listening experience for quite a leftfield audience well familiar with male vocal harmonies and the meaning of the term Plunderphonics. If that's you - check this out.

Album artwork on Instagram!


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