Wednesday, 13 August 2014

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JEAN-LUC GUIONNET + MIGUEL A. GARCIA
"parkustomnie"
Year:    2017
Country:    France, Basque Country
Label:    Moving Furniture
Format:    CD
Tracks:    2
Time:    38 min.
Genre:    electronic, acoustic
Style:            Musique Concrète









CD format limited to 200 copies. This release documents the first part a the session that jean-luc guionnet & miguel a. garcía did in the conservatory jesus guridi in vitoria gasteiz in 2016. Perhaps not his best recording, but here we can listen to Miguel A. Garcia in a live performance mixing electronic and acoustic instruments, with an ambient very quiet, calm and reflexive. This two tracks album is reflexive and also meditative. Good job
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MIGUEL A. GARCIA +
MIGUEL SOUTO
"the lurking fear"
Year:    2017
Label:    Anoxia
Format:    CD
Tracks:    4
Time:    60 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Death Industrial








really good become the newest Miguel A. Garcia recording, this time next to his collegue Miguel Souto, both from Spain. Result to mix some music styles as: noise, dark ambient and experimental, here we go with four tracks and almost an hour of agonizing and apocalyptic death industrial in the vein of classics of the genre. Perhaps too long work but anyway good.
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FRANCISCO MEIRINO +
MIGUEL A. GARCIA
"nonmenabsorbium"
Year:    2017
Label:    Idiosyncratics
Format:    CD
Tracks:    5
Time:    40 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:             Abstract             Experimental





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"argiope"
Year:    2017
Country:    Basque Country
Label:    Insub
Format:    CD
Tracks:    6
Time:    50 min.
Genre:    electronic , acoustic
Style:            Experimental            Abstract




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MIGUEL A. GARCIA + ODD PERSON
"noosphertilizer 5"
Year:    2016
Country:    Basque Country, US
Label:    Aubjects
Format:    cassette
Tracks:    2
Time:    60 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Experimental            Noise









Miguel A. Garcia is a sound artist based in the Basque country of Spain. To describe his audio work, some words from his bio say it best: He uses sounds taken from electronic devices residues, often interrelated with field recordings or acoustic instruments, in the search of an intimate, intense and immersive experience. Miguel has worked in the past with August Traeger (notably on Pixel Hexing, a DVD collection of experimental video works released on Bicephalic Records), and works in similar territory with digital destruction and reconstruction of sound from varied sources. Garcia creates cinematic noise-sculptures in time through his wise usage of dynamics, timing and treatments. The pieces included here are in flavors of white and pink digital / overload, rumblings, and other textures sculpted by careful direct-signal manipulations".
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MIGUEL A. GARCIA + AUGUST TRAEGER
"absquatulate azimuth"
Year:    2016
Label:    Bicephalyc
Format:    cassette
Tracks:    5
Time:    28 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Dark Ambient



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"Choirs"
Year:    2014
Country:    Basque Country (Spain)
City:    Bilbao
Label:    Copy For Your Records
Format:    CD
Edition:    150 copies
Tracks:    5
Time:    47 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:               Noise            Ambient









MIGUEL A. GARCIA is a solo multimedia artist who has another b-side projects and different names  such as: Xedh, Baba Llaga, Cooloola Monster, Future Graves, Groc, LII, Madam, Mubles, Valvula Antiretorno, Aatxe, Erra Fagus, Rojo, etc. Apart he run 2 labels in the Experimental and Noise area called: "Larraskito" and "Doministiku", both work as a net-label. And finally it's important also to mention his great contribution to the spanish Experimental music organizing an important Fest in this genre called "Zarata Fest" since 2006. This is in brief his large "curriculum vitae" but you can to see his extensive discography (moren than 60 releases) under his own name, MIGUEL A. GARCIA or under his long list of b-side projects before mentioned. We are in front of, so, a true veteran of the non-conventional music. Since 2004 he has made all kind of this "non-conventional music" from rude and crude harsh noise to ambient, drone, field recordings, free improvisation, tapes manipulation, turntables, etc. Years of sonic exploration are woven into each composition; influences range from kraut-rockers Can and Neu!, to Brian Eno and Twin Peaks. Yet, each MIGUEL A. GARCIA record carries the distinctive entrancing quality of noise. To begin artist comparisons, he could bear semblance to KK NULL if the heroin were to be replaced with peyote, LINIJA MASS but less industrial and also a kind of free spirit like ALEXEI BORISOV. In few time I have listened to some MIGUEL A. GARCIA's works and I can to affirm there are a variety of styles and genres, and you can not label this artist with one adjective. In this case here entitled "Choirs" the artist show us how to create 47 minutes of pure abstract noise with another sounds incorporated difficult to identify because of their rarity. Anyway even the least skilled in noise music, can recognize that here there is talent and many years of work and experience. Here there is no boring, static and predictable noise, but the opposite. The label "Copy For Your Records" run by the also musician Richard Kamerman, decided to made and distribute this work and you can buy a physical CD  HERE . Highly recommended.
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"Axacra"
Year:    2014
Country:    Basque Country
City:    Bilbo
Label:    RMO
Format:    CD
Tracks:    6
Time:    75 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:             Experimental            Noise










One of the most successful Miguel A. Garcia recordings, could be with no doubt this one entitled "Axaacra". Finally we can recover the lost time and write a review to one of the best experimentalists musicians in my country , Spain . Specifically Miguel A. Garcia ( aka Xedh ) has recorded a lot of work basically Noise in all its variants , but has also worked on experimental , free improv . , Drone , ambient and even some industry approach to rhythms and sounds. This new solo album Miguel A. García has been recorded and promoted by the label " RMO " cudad of Bilbao ( the same where our artist lives ) and collects 7 lengthy compositions of supported environments made ​​based on electronics, manipulations of field recordings and acoustic instruments. A varied and colorful experience between the intimate, violent and humorous , but with surprising immersive dynamic contrasts . Therefore it is not another album in that it entrenches Bandcamp doing the saturated brutal and harsh noise created in Japan in 1979. But ( despite having more ruidistas sequences) is balance between ambient, drone and a countless multitude of very thin layers of noise, echo , reverb and even some little silences. Miguel shows us how to make music with saturated noise, the pure silence and the whole range of different sounds that may exist between them. Noise and Silence. What's in between? as in "The Axacra" there are 75 minutes to show us everything you may discover between these two extremes and, of course, without ever using the human voice, rhythm and melody. Impossible? at all. This massive work of more than 1 hour was designed to be free and reach all listeners without any limitation. No limits, No borders. The Culture as a treasure to share with everybody. This is the idea. I can not speak for the entire discography of Michael, because it is very extensive and unfortunately do not know much of it, but it is certain that "The Axacra" sounds mature record and experience.
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"hiztun"
Year:    2014
Label:    Attenuation Circuit
Format:    CD
Tracks:   9
Time:    45 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:             Radionoise





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NICK HOFFMAN +
MIGUEL A. GARCIA
"vile cretin"
Year:    2013
Country:    US, Spain
Label:    Intomena
Format:    CD
Tracks:    4
Time:    40 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Contemporary music




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MIGUEL A. GARCIA + DURÁN VÁZQUEZ
"Monnom / Hertz, Gigahertz"
Year:    2013
Label:    Cronica
Format:    digital
Tracks:    2
Time:    30 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Death Industrial





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XEDH + FLUTWACHT
"masked source"
Year:    2012
Label:    Tourette Tapes
Format:    cassette
Tracks:    2
Time:    30 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Industrial            Noise








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"brujo"
Year:    2012
Label:    Experimenta Club
Format:    digital
Tracks:    2
Time:    25 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Experimental





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XAVIER  + MIGUEL A. GARCIA
"rojo"
Year:    2012
Label:   Uzu sounds
Format:    digital
Tracks:    2
Time:    38 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Experimental




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NOISH + XEDH
"rlhaaa to"
Year:    2012
Label:    Pilgrim
Format:    cassette
Tracks:    2
Time:   30 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Experimental           Noise






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"el origen de las especies"
Year:    2006
Label:  
Format:    digital
Tracks:    11
Time:    18 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Experimental            Noise









First reference of the netlabel Transmutation recs. and original point of the project, it is a collection of short pieces created by the sonorous artist Miguel A. GarciÂa (a.k.a. Xedh) whose duration ranges
about 1 minute. Different styles have a place in it, from the silent digitalism of "Loeil du silence" up to the power electronics of "Residual character", going through piano pieces dislocated and concrete music. Its intention is to serve as a germ, they are short, self-sufficient topics and self-conclusive, but whose real desire is to evolve, expand, invade other organisms and mutate until their complete transmutation. If you like what you have heard and above you want to collaborate with the project "Transmutation".
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"agujero negro"
Year:    2006
Label:    Hamaika
Format:    CD
Tracks:    13
Time:    60 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Industrial            Screams





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