also available as cassette (ltd.ed
. 50 copies)
photography by Michael Wurzer
design by EMERGE
RAVEN IS THE HARSH NOISE ACT FROM CACAK, SERBIA MOSTLY RECOGNIZABLE BY ANARCHIST, ANTI WAR, ECOLOGICAL & ANIMAL LIBERATION PROPAGANDA WHICH IS VISIBLE ON THE COVER ARTWORK. BESIDE THIS PROJECT, RAVEN IS ACTIVE AS A MUSICIAN, BLOGGER, ENVIRONMENTALIST & ACTIVIST FOR HUMAN AND ANIMAL RIGHTS.
EMERGE is inspired by the minimalist traditions of experimentalism and non-academic noise music, focusing on generating sound structures intended to make atmospheres emerge that are open to each listener’s own interpretation. The choice of sound sources used is usually very limited. In most cases only rudiments of the original sounds are recognizable due to various treatments. EMERGE also uses and recycles raw material from a variety of artists/musicians.
released December 26, 2016
The other cassette is a split between Raven and Emerge. Behind Raven is someone from Cacak, Serbia, who calls himself an 'anarchist, blogger, environmentalist, musicians and activist for human and animal rights' and he says he dabbles with harsh noise. His two pieces, both fifteen minutes, aren't exactly the kind of noise bursts one would perhaps think of when imagining harsh noise; sure enough it is quite loud, but within each of these pieces there is more happening that fifteen minutes of feedback and distortion; there is a sense of rhythm, movement (backward and forward), and even composition through the use of small synthesizers (long live the monotron) and plenty of effects, but it's the twiddling of knobs that makes the difference between boredom and excitement. This one is from the latter world. Labelboss Emerge has a thirty-two minute piece of samples fire sounds, or so it seems, although the description on Bandcamp says "EMERGE also uses and recycles raw material from a variety of artists/musicians", so I might be entirely wrong there. It sounds in places like the treament of fire sounds, going through the usual line of reverb, delay and loop stations, and this time it works out pretty well; what is captured in this piece works very well, I think. There is a beautiful interaction between close by and far away sounds, and from time to time there is a real menace in this beast.
Nein, Blauäugigkeit ist nicht die Sache von Djordje Miladinović im serbischen Čačak. Slogans wie "At the Mercy of Imbeciles", "Inhuman Conditions", "Violence begins with a Fork" oder das Kofferwort "Demoncracy" sprechen Bände dagegen. Zugegeben, RAVEN klingt als Kampfname viel besser als Blue Tit. Neben "Hopeless" und "Faceless" nun also Forsaken (ACT 1047, C-66), kreisend um den Menschen als Waisenkind und Versuchstier seiner selbst. EMERGE stärkt ihm als Gesinnungsgenosse den Rücken, mit knisternder, rieselnder, flatternder Arte Povera, durch deren Rippen der Wind faucht. Er selbst eiert und trillert, sirrt und pulst und tupft dazu melodische Punkte, während Schritte über Kies führen. Oder er legt pulsierend tickernde, sirrende, jaulende und surrende Laute übereinander in einer turbinenartigen Rotation, die mit pfeifender Drehzahl schleudert, aber subwoofdunkel ausläuft.