The Broken Glass

by Mia Zabelka + Asférico

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Deluxe LP 12" vinyl (45RPM) limited version,180g, artwork by dextro

    Tracklist:
    A - Mia Zabelka + Asférico - The Broken Glass v1 [09:41 min]
    B - Asférico + Mia Zabelka - The Broken Glass v2 [12:26 min]

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    Artwork by dextro. CD-A.

    Tracklist:
    1 - Mia Zabelka + Asférico - The Broken Glass v1 [09:46 min]
    2 - Asférico + Mia Zabelka - The Broken Glass v2 [12:20 min]
    3 - Asférico + Mia Zabelka - Sonidos del Subconsciente II [39:34 min]

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about

The Broken Glass is a work conceived and produced between Austria and Spain and represents the eleventh reference of the catalogue of Störung Label. In this collaboration, field recordings and synthesis processed by Asférico create cyclical and hypnotic structures, which Mia Zabelka furnishes with her violin and voice.

The LP consists of two versions of the piece, the first more minimalist and conceptual and the second more rhythmical and synthesizer based.

Through a display of distorted and isolated sounds, we are driven in the first version into a deep listening, as if sounds where placed under a microscope or we were contemplating them through a telescope. This approach lets us perceive the bare physicality of sounds in a way which enables us to grasp subtleties and aspects of sound which we are not used to.

The second version continues where the first version left us, but in this piece, we are eventually flooded by hypnotic loops, white noise and synthesis and the experience has a different flavor. Now what we have acquired through the first version, the enhancement of our listening and appreciation of subtleties of sounds, is inserted into a rhythmical structure which acts as a strong current, pulling us inside an ocean full of astonishing sounds.

In the CD version we also get Sonidos del Subconsciente II (Sounds of the Subconscious II), which brings a more mysterious and obscure kind of sonic experience. This time we get a more saturated display of sound consisting of oceanic layers extending indefinitely, approaching and receding, sometimes revealing hidden and mysterious banging sounds, but just when it seems we will finally grasp them, they recede again in the unknown and another new sound calls for our attention. We seem to be placed inside a cave, hearing a sonic thunderstorm outside, trying fruitlessly to make sense of what goes on outside. But all our intentions of understanding, all our efforts of consolidating the sound in a certain form are frustrated by continuous change and reveal themselves in the end as just created illusions.

Text by Sebastián Porrúa

credits

released July 7, 2017

Tracks 1 and 2 were recorded at Klanghaus (Austria) and Störung Studio Spain in 2015. Track 3 was commissioned by Phonofemme Festival Vienna 2015. It was presented at Wiener Konzerthaus / Berio Saal (Austria) on October 7th and 8th, 2015.
Produced, Mixed and Mastered at Störung Studios (Spain)
Artwork by dextro
© Mia Zabelka + Alex Gámez
(p) Störung, 2016

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Störung is a platform for experimental audiovisual art founded in 2006 by Alex Gámez and it has been growing ever since.
The platform includes the Störung Festival & Events, Label, Studio, Radio and offers also a range of different Workshops connected to this concept.
This project gives both the audience and the artists the opportunity to explore new landscapes and to find new inspirations.
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