released May 17, 2018
Back Feeder I II III IV :
Gaudenz Badrutt: acoustic sound sources, livesampling
Ilia Belorukov: alto saxophone, electronics, field recordings, samples
Alexander Markvart: prepared acoustic guitar, guitar combo, objects
Recorded on 28 March 2016 at Espace Libre, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Ilia Belorukov
Quentin Conrate: percussion
Matthieu Lebrun: alto saxophone & electronics
Laure-Anne Pudbut: tapes & electroacoustic devices
Fréderic Tentelier: organ & electroacoustic devices
Recorded live at Le Non Lieu, Roubaix, France
Review by Paul Khimasia Morgan
PORTUGAL Rhizome.s # 22 cd-r 2018
"Two live recordings on this disc. The first four tracks are from a session featuring Gaudenz Badrutt, Ilia Belorukov and Alexander Markvart titled “back-feeder i-iv”. The beginning of this is brilliant – it is mastered brutally loud so that you don’t miss a single decibel of the abrasive feedback artefacts on offer; the kind of abrasive feedback artefacts usually found in an inexperienced teenaged bands’ rehearsal space between songs. However, if you’re a fan of, say, Seth Cooke’s process works or Henrik Rylander’s feedback obsessions, you are in for a treat.
Aside from a dash of radio, the sounds are characterized by commonly-perceived “mistakes” and “errors” in standard methods of sound reproduction. Pops, static, blasts of electrical noise, stirrups, jumps, clones, piaffes, contact, no-contact, engagement, flying change, half-pass, leg yield, on and back, piaffe, pirouette, shoulder fore, shoulder in, travers, turn-on-the-forehand and so forth, and in abundance.
For the detail-obsessed among us, Gaudenz Badrutt is credited with “acoustic sound sources” and live sampling; Ilia Belorukov alto saxophone, electronics, field recordings and samples and Alexander Markvart on prepared acoustic guitar, guitar combo and objects. Recorded march 2016 at espace libre, biel/bienne, Switzerland.
Track five is a piece called “gezeugt” or “Begotten”; recorded at Le Non Lieu in Roubaix, France; this group comprises Quentin Conrate on percussion, Matthieu le Brun on alto saxophone and electronics, Anne-Laure Pudbut on tapes and electroacoustic devices and Frédéric Tentelier on organ and electroacoustic devices. This second grouping produces one single piece of music of a kind of desiccated drone; it sheds its dried outer layers of sound like an aural confetti. Most pleasant, and a good complement to “back-feeder i-iv”."