Friday, November 04, 2022

Ingar Zach - Musica Liquida [Sofa Music]

Released via the Norwegian staple that is Sofa Music on October 14th, 2k22 is "Musica Liquida", the latest album outing by long-standing percussionist, composer and sonic researcher Ingar Zach who, well suitably, describes this three tracks and and roughly 36 minutes spanning release as the first audio document of an ongoing research project at Oslo's Academy Of Music dubbed 'The Vibrating Drum'. Opening with "Mercurio" Ingar Zach explores the effect of vibrating speakers in direct contact with a drumskin, the main focus of the research project, to the result of what seems to be an intense electrical buzz soon transforming into the Ambient sound of an running tractor engine blown over from afar, paired with additional scrapings and microtonal signals, all falling together in a well textured, Dark Ambient-leaning matter before building up to an intense, spine-tingling climax whilst the subsequent "Increspature Su Un Lago" provides an aural inside into spatial subsurface cavities sparsely inhabited by lone creatures yearning for faint reflections of daylight whereas the concluding piece "Vapore" pairs subtle and calming repetetive Ambient melodies with screaming otherworldly signals and ghostly sweeps for a deep, yet not undisturbed closing. Defo a recommended one, this.

Album artwork on Instagram!


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