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24.5.11

adrián juarez - planicie movediza (2007)




adrián juárez - planicie movediza [mp3]
test tube 115

Runtime: 24'55''

Adrián Juárez is a sound experimentalist from Buenos Aires, Argentina and he has been working with different sound languages since 2005. Not long but he has already spawned an impressive number of solo and collaborative works since then. Adrián works with various genres and sytles, ranging from IDM, vocal music, ambient, post rock and experimental to orchestral music, afro, percusion, latin american folk and others.
'Planicie Corrediza' is one of his most recent works to be filed under improv./experimental, and one that test tube has the immense pleasure to release. With mysterious titles like 'Batanonabitidolac' or 'Cadoltibina', this EP is roughly 25 minutes of pure, unadultered ordinary and out of the ordinary sounds. Adrián uses water and dirt, bubbles and sand, cardboard boxes, wood planks and pieces, acoustic guitars in pure agony, tin cans, plates and glasses, bassdrums, chimes and whistles, voices and throat sounds, PVC tubing and a whole lot more that cannot be effectively described - we can only imagine. This sound architecture results in completely organic non-music, non-compositions, incidentally without any narrative but telling us some kind of story at the same time. Music from the earth, from within a house, from someone else's day or night, music built like a tree-house where we keep adding pieces of wood and metal and found parts and it gets bigger and different and special every time we add something new. Every object has its own life and produces its own distinctive familiar or unfamiliar sound. This is improvisation music made out of unorthodox instruments at its best, and the experience of listening to it is more than special, it's an experience.
Pedro Leitão

Estudios y conocimientos musicales al margen (de los que, a decir verdad, va sobrado), Adrián Juárez se ha caracterizado siempre por poner a prueba su capacidad para generar sonidos más allá de la ortodoxia musical, buscándolos insistentemente donde parece imposible que los haya y, lo más difícil, encontrándolos. Lo ha demostrado en escenarios de todo el mundo, con sus innumerables lanzamientos en sellos y netlabels aquí y allá, y cabía esperar, como es el caso, que volviera a repetir costumbre. Ahí está si no Planicie Corrediza, publicado por el netlabel portugués Test Tube. Tres nuevos temas del argentino donde el agua, el polvo, las burbujas, la arena, el cartón, las latas de hojalata, platos, cristales y un montón de sonidos más se fagocitan, mezclan y confunden con los ecos lejanos e indescifrables de guitarras acústicas en desconcertante e imperceptible suspensión. Un trabajo de arquitectura sonora, entre la música concreta y la improvisación, digno de uno de los mejores y más inspirados compositores experimentales del momento.
unlikely / April 02, 2008