released June 15, 2016
Daniel Lercher and Vinzenz Schwab are electroacoustic musicians from Austria. Both studied at Vienna Institute „ELAK“ focusing on computer music, programming and experimental audio and both are part of the klingt.org platform, which connects musicians across electroacoustic, noise, impro, turntablism and electronic music.
„Something like vienna cafe, where musicians and composers from different electroacoustic and impro corners are meeting together“ said Burkhard Stangl about klingt.org. This wide palette of approaches is also characteristic to Lercher/Schwab duo, who are connecting field recording, noise, live electronics with concrete sound material, which is full of industrial hums with strange sacral atmosphere. “We use computers (among other things) to improvise and compose fragile and harsh sea scapes. We record sound whenever possible, transforming it with algorithmic and graphical software and like to experiment with site-specific places and multichannel loudspeakers.”
Mappa presents decrecimiento exponencial – the first collaborated release of the duo – a sound maze transforming with each new attentive listening, based on years of creative collaboration and a shared interest in the sound environment (from austrian countryside through streets of Vienna to the silence of an own room).
The b side of the album contains a recording from the Paraflows festival 2015 – live zum kälteeinbruch, which significantly reveals different levels of the artists`s thinking about sound, their mutual understanding and their creative searching of their own poetics in the flowing maze.
design: Zoltán Czakó, Jakub Juhás
released by mappa as MAP03
chrome cassette in paper sleeve
two cards are included: one with the cassette number and the other with a unique photo, which will be revealed in our mappa-editions.tumblr.com gallery
Some of this sounded perhaps a bit easy, especially the ending, but I must say throughout I enjoyed the live side a bit more than the studio side. Here is all seems to come together what they rehearsed on the other side. This is a sturdy and intelligent work of improvised
noise… Frans de Waard (Vital Weekly)