A series of audio recordings of found engines and domestic appliances. ‘cHro(m)A’ attempts a sonorous monochromy where the focus is shifted from the audible to one’ s perception of it.
Induction coils, miscellaneous found engines and domestic appliances
Marinos Koutsomichalis home studio, Athens GR
Excerpts from ‘cHro(m)A’ have been released in a CDR by EchoMusic (Athens GR) in 2009 – an album met with mixed feelings by the international community and the critics. According to Frans de Waard: “Sound is a great phenomena, and surely you can record a bit, and then say it’s a composition, but perhaps its even nicer then to go into your kitchen and listen to your fridge yourself.” Massimo Ricci on the other hand meets the album with constraint enthusiasm: “The substance is easily illustrated: an unremitting motionless purr, much similar to amplified electricity but with a higher percentage of harmonic substratum and well-perceivable pulsations […] Here, too, a double efficacy is experienced: in the daily trip this stuff isolates and stimulates to the point of having my head reeling, from the speakers the result is one of the most entrancing listens of the last weeks. This sort of thing is often harshly criticized by yours truly – no compositional endeavour in sight – yet this nerve-massaging mumble is extremely efficient.”