сряда, 10 септември 2014 г.

TUNNEL by Mytrip & George Chelebiev (2014)

So here's something that I'll be doing during most of my upcoming shows until the end of the year (of course not the collab ones). It's called TUNNEL and is my second collaboration with photographer George Chelebiev for this year. Our debut performance is below. I'll make sure I'll post info about each and every upcoming and exclusive performance of TUNNEL. 

TUNNEL debut during the 10th Night of Galleries & Museums in Plovdiv. RSVP here.
For now TUNNEL is going to be only a live thing, I'm not so sure if I'll come up with a constant structure or composed music to stick to when performing this, or release it under the same name. I'm currently more into building a different soundscape every time TUNNEL is performed until I feel no longer inspired by the visual environment, which I'm sure it'll take me quite some time.

However, here's a small excerpt of something I've been layering for the debut performance and of course the concept of this collaboration in its entirety.

If you wanna hear/experience TUNNEL in your city/venue/gallery drop me a line.

Mytrip & George Chelebiev TUNNEL (40 minutes)
live audio & pre-rendered visual environment

TUNNEL is an audio-visual performance series – an exploration and a tense attempt for redefining descent. Achieved through gradual layering of tectonic low frequencies and introvert drones. They co-exist with a minimalist video environment, depicting a slow and monotonous walk spent in deep isolation. Poorly lit corridors lead to organic or man-made tunnels. 

Space is barely sufficient to fit one’s own physical shell. Cease expecting the TUNNEL to lead out, but strive to dig deeper instead. Reaching further depths, both in the environment and in your insides, where light is born no matter if your senses are all drowned in black.

четвъртък, 28 август 2014 г.

Recording Leaver 'Head Home'

A week ago we spent one Saturday evening capturing the sounds that will make the first Leaver album 'Head Home'. Besides a swarm of crickets and grey skies we were accompanied by Georgе Chelebiev, who's been documenting our love for drone since our very first rehearsal. Here's what his camera saw during that night.

Find more of George's work here: https://flickr.com/photos/georgeoftheearth/

петък, 1 август 2014 г.

Recording the debut Leaver album this August

Yes, it's finally happening. Me and Daniel will be recording our first album as Leaver. We really enjoy playing these pieces live but it also feels neat to spend some studio time with them. Here's a video of our very first rehearsal, that track (performed way better) is also in the record.

Our debut is called 'Head Home', just so you know!

понеделник, 21 юли 2014 г.

Tie, Bind, Restrain (photo exhibition) OST

Too bad I couldn't find the time to give you this insight before that photo exhibition was presented and closed, however most of it is documented and (kinda) available online for you to get an idea what it was about. "Tie, Bind, Restrain" is a photo project by George Chelebiev inspired by shame and BDSM. The exhibition took place in Rubber Gallery and I had the pleasure to structure a sound environment with the sole purpose of enhancing the viewer's experience with the photographs.

The music from which this excerpt is comes in three movements, each depicting the phases of the inter-human process, which is the exhibition title itself. More a sound art piece than a composition, my work on this project is a sonic exploration of the interaction between naked human flesh and raw fabric, with contact microphones as the means of capture and digital amplification plus modification as the means of layering and unification. Hopefully we'll be able to somehow assemble a physical version of this project for you to be able to experienice in solituted or a moment of shared isolation. Who knows, it may result in all George was able to capture with his camera. 

All things summed, "Tie, Bind, Restrain" is certainly one of the best projects I've ever been involved in. Not only because George Chelebiev is an awesome collaborator, but also because his concept was deep and sufficiently intense to get me hyper intrigued and creative. 

Below I added a small set I assembled with other works I've also recorded for exhibitions.

вторник, 10 юни 2014 г.

Human Larve | Mytrip - Split (2014) on DSR

As I've been announcing multiple times on various places around the Internet and the social networks, 2014 is defintely an year for splits and collaboration releases for me. After what has become surely one of my favorite releases (the second EUS / Mytrip tape), actually a day before its official release, something else in this vein appeared in the US, released by Danvers State Recordings, one of the nicest homes for noise music (and tapes). Yes, it's exactly what you've read in the title - Human Larvae, based in Berlin power electronics project, teamed up with me, or actually was kind enough to let me join his release with two of my pieces. The result - HUMAN LARVAE's extreme harsh noise meets MYTRIP's pitch black ambiance and heavy drones. Limited to 50 copies.

Get from Danvers State Recordings
My copies are long gone and the run is sold out at the label as well. Few distros were stocking the tape so you might wanna check out Analog Worship (US), Freakanimal (Finland), Malignant Records (US), Cipher Productions (AUS). Below are both my & Human Larvae's sides for a free donation download and full streaming.

вторник, 20 май 2014 г.

EUS | Mytrip - Split (2014) on Blwbck

I was terribly slow on posting this here, but hmm I doubt if anybody actually does care. So here's the deal for all who may have missed the news. After our amazing (and arranged in the last minute) first Mytrip & EUS split tape (believe it or not 3 copies are still available), released by Abandonment two years ago me and Jose Acuña from Costa Rica decided to do that again. The result is I'd say even better than what we did before and the great addition to that is the tape is out on one of our favorite European labels - BLWBCK from Toulousse, France. 

Artwork photography by Marica Kolcheva.
This time Jose is opening the tape with Reviraje. An immense drone piece (subconsciously) divided in 7 movements.

Then you have Lifeless. A typical isolationist, repetitive and raw Mytrip soundscapes, both recorded live (in Rousse and Varna, Bulgaria) and barely post-edited (again so typical for me). Life is below and here is the link to order a tape. 

The first to get the tape already have the digital version and so do journalists. If you wanna join them, you know the drill. As I said this is year I've mostly devoted my time to collabs, splits and remixes, so I'll be announcing some more neat things real soon.

сряда, 30 април 2014 г.

May starting in Germany

Tomorrow heading to Germany to visit an awesome friend of mine and guess what... to play a bunch of shows there. You can find Mytrip in Leipzig and Berlin. And the best about all this is that I'll be even able to play my third ever show as Dayin again in Berlin. Neat times ahead. 

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Mytrip & Dayin in Germany