[Eg0_163] psph.S : {enter / reenter / out}

psph.S is the duo of Missing O and Kecap Tuyul , 2 founding members of the XtetX Collective. They regularily play together since the end of 2014, mostly in the trio psoph.OS and the XtetX Ensemble. In december 2015 they decided to create a new project in which they wont use their usual tools (computer for Missing O, prepared guitar for Kecap Tuyul). Instead, they both have chosen to play with some junk material : everyday objects, cheap microphones, effects, and usually unwanted sounds : buzz, hum, crackles, feedback.
They like raw sounds (mouth noises, metal banging) but also often use their effects with extrem settings – to discover what can happen (bursts of screeching feedback, digital crackles, and even silence…) and to test their improvising abilities in front of chaos and randomness.

Their first album {enter / reenter / out} was improvised and recorded in march 2016. It will take you in weird disused places where machines seem to live their own lives…

 

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Credits

Missing O :  buzz, feedback, samples, voice, effects
Kecap Tuyul :  feedback, objects, voice, effects, mix, artwork

 

Review by C. Reider

Having all the ingredients of your standard harsh noise performance, (feedback, fast-tweaking of effect pedals, twitchy abuse of contact mics…) but adding up to something a bit more reflective than reflexive.

http://www.vuzhmusic.com/blog/2016/12/28/notable-netlabel-releases-of-2016-part-three/

 

[Eg0_144] XtetX : (2×2)²

This 2nd album of the XtetX was recorded before the first published one Nabemono (recorded in may 2015). At this time (november-december 2014), the XtetX had no name yet, and comprised only 3 members : Jules/Valentin, Kecap Tuyul and Missing O. Their will to play with other improvisers progressively led them to define themselves as an open collective with a variable team, rather than a band with a permanent staff.

The title (2X2)² is an allusion to the album 2X2 (eg0cide productions, 2012) which contained two duos of Kecap Tuyul, one with Charles premier (who later became his partner in Half Evidence), one with Mathew Tyas. This new album also contains two duos of Kecap Tuyul, one with Missing O, one with Jules/Valentin. Like in the first volume, these were the first recordings of these duos.

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