[Eg0_176] Natalia Kamia, Stewart Miller, and other invisible entities : We jammed on our little green aircraft

We welcome back Natalia Kamia on eg0cide, a few years after her collaborative work Cluster with Ayato. This time she teamed up with Stewart Miller from USA  Both of them have studied music in academic settings, but in order to expand the expressive potential of their crafts, they have turned to utilizing extended techniques for their main instruments – for Natalia the piano, for Stewart guitars – and using objects/processes that were probably never intended to be musical.   All of the tracks from their album “We jammed on our little green aircraft” were compiled from recordings that they had passed back and forth through the internet.

The result of this collaboration is a fresh & intriguing work that deliberately ignores the traditional hierarchies between sounds and focuses on attending to their particularities, without trying to polish them too much. Stewart and Natalia are not afraid of collisions. Their music passes by the non-contradiction principle and the narrow conceptions of music as “harmony”; their sounds dance, float, slip, crash and start running again without following a precisely perceivable logic: you just have to accept them as they come & go. They form a dizzy, unstable world that is in the same time very material and completely unreal, sometimes joyously agitated, sometimes more restrained and plaintive. These tunes often keep some kind of twisted groove, as in some forms of free jazz.
I won’t pretend to know who or what the “other invisible entities” credited as co-creators of the album might be, but having listened to it several times I’ve realized that even goldfishes might learn to sing, and that plants need to pee sometimes. Maybe we just have to experiment with different ways of feeding pianos and guitars ? “Meow!” answered the swinging spoons…

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[Eg0_131] Ayato & Natalia Kamia : Cluster

Between abandoned strings warped tapes and esoteric radio broadcasts,  Ayato and Natalia Kamia have found / created a new territory to explore. They are not afraid of silence, they’ve patiently listened to the resonating spaces (inside / outside) and built 8 surprising pieces that will spin around your ears like sparkles from some unknow satellites. Despite of its short length, Cluster is a very rich album, containing enough ideas to fill the full discography of less inspired musicians…You’ll probably want to hear more, so we recommend to check Ayato & Natalia previous collaboration : T, published by H.AK. Lo-Fi Record

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Credits:

recorded between Sweden & France in 2014
mixed @ la ferme là by aYaTo
Natalia used: piano; qifteli, objects.
Ayato used : guitars, tapes, field rec, laptop.
track1: sounds provided from Martial Brechaut & DMC LP “BLAM”(grabuge record)
track5: Feat. Papé & Benoit Hixe on bells

Reviews

David Nemeth / Acts of Silence (january 28, 2015)

“Cluster, the new release from the duo of Ayato and Natalia Kamia on eg0cide Productions, starts out rather beautifully, but don’t let that fool you. Yes, Cluster is rather appealing, the music that the duo provides is deceptively fascinating. Ayato mixed this release to be the equivalent to walking through an unknown house: each room, an audible incantation; each corner, an engaging glitch;  each hallway, an added noise. Kamia played the piano, the qifteli and other objects, while Ayato played guitars, tapes, field recordings and laptop. If you enjoy this release, make sure you pick up their April 2014 release, T, on the netlabel H.A.K. Lo-Fi Record. T was mixed by Kamia, but it has the same inherent feel as Cluster, or should I say that Cluster has the same feel as T.”

http://www.actsofsilence.com/album-review/cluster-reactions/