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Runtime: 32'43''

«Isaac Cordal, multidisciplinary plastic artist, member of the Alg-a community, has always featured a metamorphic affinity with the human body through his works, be it with photography (Ola Calma, 2004) or be it with sound installations (Re-poso, 2004).
In this work, titled ‘Love them, Hate them’, Cordal accompanies himself by Maureen Kinnear, the voice that serves as a pendulum for the sampled sound oscillations which Isaac works on and filters out. In this EP, which takes us into the fantastic world of Antye Greie’s (AGF) e-poetry, and also to several cities, Maina sampled the most intimate and inhabited urbanity, the pain, the innocence, the screams and the revolt, which are here transformed and (re)created in a complete exercise of emotional self-closure.
The voice and the silence hand-to-hand, with the machine acting as language.»
- Bruno Barros

Downloads:

01 • Venecia ADSL .......................................................................... pt us
[4'26'' • 8,12Mb • 256Kbps]
02 • Love them, Hate them ............................................................ pt us
[4'48'' • 8,79Mb • 256Kbps]
03 • The Stupid Aural .................................................................... pt us
[5'14'' • 9,60Mb • 256Kbps]
04 • Ding and Sich .......................................................................... pt us
[5'05'' • 9,33Mb • 256Kbps]
05 • Empty Kitchen ........................................................................ pt us
  [5'43'' • 10,4Mb • 256Kbps]
06 • 13 Novembro ........................................................................... pt us
  [7'27'' • 13,6Mb • 256Kbps]
  • artwork ................................................................................... pt us
  [PDF-Zip • 2,67Mb]
  • all tracks + artwork ................................................................ pt us
  [Zip • 56,9Mb]

Reviews:

«The vocals really make this release, throwing words as potent conveyors to a structure supported by skeletal electronics that erupt along a frighteningly pleasing and spacious melody.
In some places glitchy, the tunes are fractured enough to evade predictability with their continuity cut sharply into focus - trimmed to the bone.
The vocals evaporate towards the end of the album replaced by technological debris that washes over you in an itchy broken pulse of a beat. Only faint echoes of 'Come On' can be heard slipping under the distant waves as you are compelled to play it all again.»
- Cloudboy [Rottenmeats] / June 28, 2006

«Après un mois de silence radio, le netlabel portugais Test Tube reprend du service. Cette 44e sortie est intéressante. Maina s'offre une échappée poétique parfois proche d'AGF. La comparaison est pourtant facile, certainement résultante des voix. Musique plus organique cependant, moins électronique, quoi ! Il y a un petit côté rock qui transpire de Maina, ce petit truc un peu rugueux qui surprend sur un tel netlabel. Ca rafraîchit, quand même. L'une des meilleures sorties de l'année 2006 pour Testube
- LaFresto / June 27, 2006

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©2006 Antía Sánchez
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