(ltd. ed.) "Gritty, Odd & Good" is a new weird, pseudo-music compilation curated by avant-garde experimental composer and audio artist Francisco López.
"As far as creation itself is concerned, big cities do not manifest anymore as the catalytic cultural centers they used to be. Their iconic status as hip locations seems more symbolic than real. The combined mighty forces of neocapitalist gentrification and telecommunication / information decentralization might have generated a substantially different landscape of geographical cultural distribution. And so unlikely places are also sources of physically-isolated, but culturally-interconnected, new creation. This is just but one more example of the larger phenomenon of techno-cultural atomization (not to be confused with the more restricted so-called “democratization”) that allows millions of people to create and share, pre- and post-internet. The amateur is the new potential master; and that is decided by the crowd in the circus and the stadium, not at the academy. With all of this comes the potential for new aesthetics, or at least the open-ended evolution of the previous ones, –far better than the current confusion between ethics and aesthetics- from the uninformed and the unknown. Atomization of this kind also brings for some the desire and the right to anonymity. And so it is for the unknown obscure artists of this compilation of weird experimental music –“gritty, odd & good”, with drones, glitches, cut-ups and more- who won’t reveal anything beyond their unlikely locations: San Marino, French Guiana, Philippines, Lesotho, Oman, Faroe Islands, Tuvalu, Liechtenstein, Kyrgyzstan." (Text by Francisco López)
An innovative compilation presenting a world of unusual experimental de-constructed and recombined music casting a strong and exciting light into the unusual corners of our world. Dive in.
01. Giuseppe Moretti [San Marino] - Ragazza Raddrizza (Live Excerpt)
02. Daryana Jean [French Guiana] - 2 SCVB
03. James Ocampo [Philippines] - One One Six Bee
04. Thabiso Makhetha [Lesotho] - Coogan Radio
05. Rashid Al Balushi [Oman] - micro-Sister (Al'ukht Alsaghira)
06. Lív Jacobsen [Faroe Islands] - Mond
07. Eteroa Apinelu [Tuvalu] - Sansobavo Mix
08. Zzodiakk [Liechtenstein] - Sans Titre (Fumée v.3)
09. Alima Akmatova [Kyrgyzstan] - Below The Rainbow