Music for Empty Flats: Martina Bertoni auf Karlrecords

Die Cellistin und Klangkünsterin Martina Bertoni, bekannt u.a. für ihre Arbeiten mit Munsha, Blixa Bargeld und Teho Teardo, bringt ende Januar ein neues Album heraus. “Music for Empty Flats” enthält sieben feinsinnig ausgestaltete Ambienttracks, basierend auf vielfältig bearbeiteten Cellospuren – Fans der dronelastigen Celloarbeiten von Hildur Guðnadóttir und John Contreras oder dem ambienten Klanglandschaften von Lawrence English oder Tomasz Bednarczyk werden an diesem Album Gefallen finden. Das Album erscheint als LP, Tape und digital bei Karlrecords.

“the core of her solo work is based on deconstructing the relationship with her own instrument by combining acoustic sound, repetition, analog and digital synthesis. after the eps „in a paradise you would be happy“ (2018) and „the green ep“ (2019) she released her critically acclaimed full length album all the ghosts are gone with the reykjavík based label falk in january 2020. on her new album she continues to explore the sonic possibilities of her instrument which she uses as sound source – sounds which are then processed, adding reverb, feedback and sub-bass frequencies and thus crafting sonic sculptures, rich of atmospheres and frictions.” (Karlrecords)

“the inspiration for the title music for empty flats comes from a fraction of time during last winter, while i was visiting iceland. i had the strange opportunity to spend lots of time listening to music, alone in a brand new but unoccupied – therefore completely naked – empty flat in the suburbs of reykjavík. it was christmas, it was constantly dark, outside there was snow, inside there was this strange dystopian empty space in which i could listen to my favourite pieces of music in complete solitude. this is when i started sketching the new record.” (Martina Bertoni)

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