Heavy Objects in Syg.ma

recent posting on the Russian site Syg.ma, touched up google translation:

The duo Fraufraulein continues to cultivate the territories of the electro-acoustic-field recordings-ambient. Formally, we can refer to their activities in the North American underground, specializing in experimental Improv, intelligent noise electronics and other areas, which widely bloomed in the early teens, but after several very successful (subjectively) releases many musicians did not understand where to go and whether to continue what has already been played. Many took under the wing of Erstwhile Records , sub-label ErstAEU , which publishes this very new American something there.

But here Billy Gomberg and Anne Guthrie – from among those who have decided to develop consistently found at that time. Released last year via Marginal Frequency, this album only confirms the fact that these musicians have found their niche and develop it thoroughly. The students are offered a new portion of field recordings, seasoned with playing instruments and objects. Both tracks on the tape evolve slowly, musicians revel in the sound and try to “incorporate” into the surrounding sound to the maximum, if you do not follow the music, it’s easy to miss or confuse which sounds are Guthrie’s horn, Gomberg’s bass, and where something from the street shows up accidentally. Listening to all this is surprisingly nice, tin this music there are no surprises and sharp twists, capable of expanding the focus of the listener’s attention in another direction.

Musicians only show and pay attention to everyday life, some simple joys, simple sounds and every familiar noise of streets and home life. It seems that all this is done easily and simply, is not it? No not like this. Holding this state is worth a lot, because it’s too tempting to play more than necessary, and thereby pull the blanket over yourself, demonstrating the ego, and not working for a common whole of music. Both can be avoided. It is worth remembering that the music of Guthrie and Gomberg still remains playful / improvised, and not thought out in advance / compiled. And I think that now it’s time to say about Fraufraulein: the sound of this duo has taken shape.

original text here:
https://syg.ma/@musicworm/fraufraulein-heavy-objects-marginal-frequency

Billy Gomberg, Anne Guthrie, Richard Kamerman
Blue & Gold, Delicate Sen

well, a couple Fraufraulein releases on the web have pushed open the door this summer. Here is a very, very cool collaborative release featuring myself, Anne Guthrie and Richard Kamerman spinning off our Delicate Sen trio. Opening with a Fraufraulein duo, and closing with a great guitarron solo from Richard, it’s a good time, if you couldn’t already guess.

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thanks to Travis at Ilse for getting this one together!

I should have copies in stock shortly.

Fraufraulein on Homophoni

UPDATE: Homophoni has ceased operation and this music is no longer available. The links on this page are dead.

Really excited to announce a double fraufraulein release on Homophoni. Two recordings from the last few years, highlighting rich, sometimes sparse, always supple improvisations for French Horn, synthesizer, and a field recording or two. Blatant thanks to David Kirby for presenting these works, available in 320k mp3 and FLAC.


homophoni47
fraufraulein | without being heard, heading forward

http://homophoni.com/homo047.html

homophoni48
fraufraulein | background behind pattern

http://homophoni.com/homo048.html