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Gintas K (Copy For Your Records 2012)

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Ear-catching cassette, limited to 50 copies, features five sprightly digital improvisations in a comparable textural vein.
- Julian Cowley, The Wire #347 2012

It’s a bubbling charmer of hot mud. This Lithuanian stitcher has had his dark embroideries released by Cronica and Zeromoon to my knowledge, and now here he is with a full-length set of improvised pieces he made in 2011. In contrast to Ruez and his strict rules, Gintas K is just letting it all sprawl out over his workstation like so much electro-acoustic gruel being spoon-fed into the mouth of a recalcitrant infant. Very painterly, very intuitive, and achieving results that are like fragments of broken music being soldered and glued back together again. On this outing at least, Gintas K is driven to prove that he can push the machines around and win, injecting lengthy slabs of unpredictable noise with a vaguely aerated and gaseous vibe. The 18-minute piece on side A is especially noteworthy, like a melted cheese sandwich bubbling under the grill with its own built-in indigestion tablet for the comfort of the elderly diner. The B side contains somewhat more robotic and mechanical drones, every second of the inhuman surfaces studded with ornate décor and invention. Also some uncanny staccato effects and interpolations, redolent of Venusian plant life budding and spawning under the hot moons of another galaxy.
- Ed Pinsent, The Sound Projector


released May 20, 2012

Originally released as cassette by Copy For Your Records ‎– CFYRT03
Improvised summer-autumn 2011
44-minute audio cassette
Numbered edition of 50
Music by Gintas K.


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Gintas K (Gintas Kraptavičius) a sound artist, composer exploring digital, live, computer music, granular synthesis sound aesthetics. Participant of Transmediale.05, Transmediale.07, ISEA2015, ISSTA2016, IRCAM forum workshop 2017, xCoAx 2018, ICMC2018, ICMC-NYCEMF 2019, NYCEMF 2020, Ars Electronica Festival 2020. Winner of Broadcasting Art 2010, Spain; 2019 USF International Call for Scores, USA ... more


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