The electronic pop band Micro Audio Waves and the choreographer Rui Horta played at the third edition of L.E.V. the show called Zoetrope: a multimedia show that breaks the barriers between genres and offers a multimedia performance organized as a concet and choreography. Images, music, alternative realities, text, movement, graphic design, illumination and dance. The identities of each element co-exist in perfect harmony.
Now you can listen here the sound of this amazing show.
Mount Kimbie, one of the most outstanding projects of 2010, offered during last year’s festival one of the first direct in his career and the first held in our country. Their ability to create lush ambient electronic passages, enriched by rhythms that come from the dubstep and textures near the post-rock where the layers of soft vocal melody evolve between them has become one of the fundamental references of what many have begun to be known now as post dubstep scene.
Beyond labels, Mount Kimbie are the perfect example of the hybridization of genres, the constant crossroads between different styles that can be found today in electronic music, and which no doubt means that we are facing one of the most interesting creative moments in the evolution of electronic music.
Signal is the project formed by Alva Noto, Byetone and Frank Bretschneider. Founders of the Raster Noton platform, they represent better than anybody the standard of dapper digital creation, researching artists looking for perfect sound. Pioneers and developers for years of their personal concept and method of seeing electronic music, they are considered nowadays as digital electronica´s main platform. Their constant research on frequencies of sound and structure, textures and timbres, visual representation of sound and on stimulation of the sensual perceptions of man through light and sound phenomena led them to shape an audiovisual project that made clear historical record with“Robotron” (Raster Noton, 2007).
They offered an amazing live act at L.E.V. 2010 focused on a basic concept: improvisation. A whole audiovisual live experience where frequencies, glitches, sound layers and its impeccable handling of images work geared to perfection.
In 2006 Nathan Fake debuted on LP format with “Drowning In a Sea Of Love”, a treaty of electronic sensitiveness with which he was trying to convey such clear and pure moments of happines as the ones he felt as a child. With this album the laptop genius was going another step further taking a gamble on dance music from the perspective of post-rock or shoegazing where clear references from Boards of Canada to Mogwai fitted in together with his characteristic drones and bubbling bleeps, and above all, with a clear melodic and harmonic far-sightedness which only set even more the characteristic sound with which he became popular.
With cult track until nowadays like “The Sky Was Pink” present for ever in the history of electronics, Nathan Fake offered in 2009 an amazing live act with most of the tracks published after the festival in “Hard islands”. 62 intense minutes of pure live act to close the first night of L.E.V. 2009.
Rec_Overflow is nowadays one of the greatest talents that exist in the national electronic music. Member of Error (collective in Madrid) in 2001 they fund Plataforma LTW of the difusion of no conventional electronics new projects. Hiperactive productor and active member of the netlabel scene. Lover of digital error, of electronic scenery and experimental beatz, he developes passionate and powerful live concerts full. Like his live act for L.E.V. 2008. An audiovisual live act in which with two laptops and modular software with frequency recognition system he created 3D figures and textures which will obey the audio. http://recoverflow.com
Having released 8 records and a good quantity of ep’s and 12’’s in labels such as Plug Research, Eastern Development, Mush or Ninja Tune, Daedelus is one of the most interesting artists today, a music lover, an artist from head to foot who does not fear any music label. In 2002 he released “Invention” where he mixed samples from the 50s and 60s with new generation digital glitches and since 2003 he uses the revolutionary Monome in his concerts – an interface created with the freeware platform MAX/MSP which, in his own words, “is a fundamental tool for massive improvisation” and he manages to do so, creating live shows which become impressive exercises in improvisation where his amalgam of pop culture, cinema references, jazz, electronic hip hop, IDM and raver-like electronica shape a huge non-stop-dancing mash-up. A show like his performance at the third edition of L.E.V. Festival that today is offered in our podcasts’ serie. http://www.daedelusmusic.com.
Eedl is one of the most intetesting projects of spanish IDM. A pair of digital creators, who far from sticking to digital error or the typical clicksandcuts, go for a perfect balance between rhyhmic deconstruction and melodic landscapism, between harmony and noise, electro and electronica. “Everse” is their first and only album until today and is a masterpiece in the evolution of electronica in our country, a record worked on and ripened for years where nothing is unnecessary and where everything fits, where Miguel and Joan make their clear point of view felt, precision and exquisiteness in the details.
In L.E.V. 2009 they offered a brilliand live act during saturday’s night. An impressive trip through the most pure timeless and non-perishable IDM, that today is offered for download and streaming use to all the Laboratorio de Electrónica Visual followers.
Carsten Nicolai es uno de los artistas sonoros más destacados de la actualidad. Desde hace varios años experimenta con el sonido bajo el seudónimo Alva Noto para crear sus propios código de signos, y símbolos acústico-visuales adquiriendo un status de investigador de primer orden en la evolución del sonido. Fundador, junto a Olaf Bender y Frank Bretschneider de Raster-Noton, probablemente el sello más destacado a nivel mundial en la actualidad, y conocido por desarrollar unos directos a/v en los que sus experimentos imágen-sonido se convierten en auténticos ejercicios de creación artística.
En L.E.V. 2009 nos ofreció un directo arrollador centrado en su último trabajo “Unitxt” (Raster Noton, 2009) y que es la muestra perfecta de su dominio de las frecuencias, los glitches y las capas de sonido.