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Runtime: 27'56''

«We proudly welcome another portuguese musician working with a laptop and analog machines. Hugo Paquete from Porto brings us 'Commutative', a short EP with experimental ambient sounds consisting mostly of grey noise and dense drones as sound bases. Hugo works them from there with the help of signal processing machines, delay pedals, frequency analyzers and other hardware. Conceptually, Hugo explores the relation between space and communication, with complex sound textures that bring listeners towards recognition of the sounds they hear as matter. Paquete has explored the various sonorous phenomenologies, beginning by stripping records and frequencies of radios. But now he tries to build his own aesthetic in surrounding noise of 'musique concrète'-like music and minimalist physical space, and on the relation between the two dimensions. He is also developing an interest in the visual arts and sound installation, exploring the complex relation between man and reality and their paradigms of language, perception and technology.
As for 'Commutative', the piece 'Stubbornness' is my favorite. It goes around a heavy drone throughout the track, with some touches of improv. sequences and subtle voice sampling to good measure. I'd like it to be a tad longer 'though :)
Really good and consistent EP from Hugo. We hope to see more of this in the long run... perhaps even a long player, why not?» - Pedro Leitão


Downloads:

01 • Interference ............................................................................ pt us
  [5'58'' • 8,25Mb • VBR]
02 • Outbus ..................................................................................... pt us
  [2'17'' • 2,52Mb • VBR]
03 • Derogate .................................................................................. pt us
  [7'25'' • 10,4Mb • VBR]
04 • Stroll ....................................................................................... pt us
[3'05'' • 3,69Mb • VBR]
05 • Dubon Lapse ............................................................................ pt us
  [1'29'' • 2,19Mb • VBR]
06 • Stubbornness .......................................................................... pt us
  [7'42'' • 10,9Mb • VBR]
  • artwork ................................................................................... pt  
  [PDF-Zip • 3,53Mb]    
  • all tracks + artwork ................................................................ pt us
  [Zip • 41,2Mb]    

Reviews:

«O músico portuense hugo paquete acaba de lançar um novo ep intitulado commutative, na netlabel test tube. Ambiental e obstinado, o trabalho encontra no minimalismo e numa certa electrónica de catatonia um pólo de rara qualidade. Para cobrir espaços com sombras - sim, de ver -, ou para aludir a diálogos íntimos entre maquinarias, esta música é preciosa e libertadora, como um patamar a partir do qual inventamos a nossa própria definição.»
- Valter Hugo Mãe / October 01, 2007

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©2007 Maria João
©2007 aeriola::behaviour
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©2007 Hugo Paquete
©2007 test tube


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