MATTIN - SONGBOOK #5 (LP)


"In May 2013, Disembraining invited Mattin to Australia to conceive a series of works addressing the question What is not music? The question refers respectfully to the long-running Australian experimental festival What is Music? reframing it as negation in order to investigate. What sounds remain impossible to assimilate? What isn't music? Mattin responded by creating the 5th edition of his songbook series: an ongoing work that uses 'improvisation as a way or exposing structural clichés in pop-rock music' and 'song structures to demystify the so-called spontaneity and freedom of improvisation'. Songbook 5 was created according to a strict set of conditions generated through an obsessively literal reiteration of the number 5. Yet it is clearly a rock' record in sound and feeling. As such it may be the most structurally determined rock album ever. An album that holds a mirror to rock's freedom, celebrating its own mediation. Songbook 5 features contributions from Joel Stern and Alex Cuffe (of Sky Needle), Andrew McLellan (of Cured Pink) and the NZ guitarist Dean Roberts (White Winged Moth, Autistic Daughters). 7-8 May 2013, Melbourne, Australia." (label info) edition of 555 copies
soon in stock - please pre-order | FR| 2014| DISEMBRAINING | 18.90


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