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Greit (Ilse 2013)

by gintas k

greit1 07:00
greit2 04:54
greit3 04:07
greit4 02:48
greit5 06:13
greit6 02:43
greit7 03:51
greit8 06:30
greit9 04:24
greit10 04:37


Greit (eng. quickly) is the new album by Gintas K, featuring ten pieces of new digital music.

Gintas K Greit
USA ILSE ILCD001 CD (2013)
The Sound Projector/ September 21, 2014
No sooner had I reviewed Lithuanian madman Gintas K’s most recent album, Nota Demo, than along pops a predecessor from the same, fertile year of 2013. While Greit (‘Quickly’) is audibly a similar proposition to its digitally volatile, junior sibling, it’s relatively earthy and unrefined nature (only relatively, mind you) owes to the employment of a wider, more ‘try-before-you-buy’ array of psychoacoustic strategies to bore holes in unsuspecting skulls than in that unyielding, magmatic stew. There’s no mistaking Gintas’ handiwork anywhere; certainly not in the digital chatter that resolves into a dense vibration in ‘Greit 2’, though the radiant hum of ‘Greit 4’ – hiss-soaked as it is – betrays more human warmth than he’s hitherto shown off. Still, Nota Demo’s signature sound is signposted by the neon sand-wash that opens Greit: a grainier approximation albeit of those ‘liquid glass eruptions’. As if following Gintas’ eye-line, the scene swiftly microscopes into a crystal clear image of a boulder-battered barricade: an invasive tenacity that matches Gintas’ scientific rigour as he glides around a lab of contact-miked beakers with strangely coloured liquids he cooks to boiling point. The blend of cold curiosity and childlike wonder he affects while abusing a droning synthesizer and other objects, resulting in many pleasant surprises – including three minutes of silence in the closer – reminds us that he was playfully sifting through many a sound source before arriving at the present point of focus.

Gintas K (Gintas Kraptavicius) / Greit (Ilse Music) 31-12-2013
"Fascinating, sterile sound explorations that manage to imbue cold machinery with otherworldly biology and personality."


released February 4, 2013

Composed by Gintas K
Released by Ilse 2013 CD ILCD001 ilsemusic.info
Photography & design by Travis Johnson
guitar on "greit1" by @c www.at-c.org


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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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