SUPERANDOME – SUPER RANDOM ME / NATASCHA GANGL & RDEČA RAKETA
MAM 03 – 2020 MAMKA RECORDS publishes with MAM#03 – SUPERANDOME – SUPER RANDOM ME the third extraction from the sound-comic WENDY PFERD TOD MEXICO (#neon-western #audio-diverse #sound-comic). Following the singles “CHICKEN” (a punk mescaline ride on Afro-beat, over-polished, low-fi audio files, under the blaze of the desert sun) and “MI CORAZÓN” (a tribute to the magical realism of Mexico, in which the dubious and the melancholic join hands), the third and final single is about the ultimate collage. It is about seeing what is said in a new light, deconstructing it, reassembling it and creating cinematic miniatures that stand alone as independent sound art works. #cut-and-paste, #upcycling- madness-to-the-peak, #sound-comic-at-its-finest. Or to go with Marcel Proust’s solemn description: “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
A-Side: SUPERANDOME (4:08)
text: Natascha Gangl, music: Rdeča Raketa (Maja Osojnik & Matija Schellander)
Superar means: to overcome, overtax and go beyond. Superandome means: to grow beyond oneself and thereby transcend that known self. How does that sound? And how does it sound as a Mexican experience? The electronics gurgle and spark, the world they create musically rattles. The language goes forward and backward at the same time and thereby rids itself of rational statements. A new feeling is created and makes room for Mexico as an assembly of curanderas and brujos, of old and new gods and goddesses, of overlapping history and stories. The sound presses and swells, a sound-thundercloud becomes an invocation, an ultimate “llamada” where even the machines begin to breathe.
B-Side: SUPER RANDOM ME (4:28) text: Natascha Gangl, music: Rdeča Raketa (Maja Osojnik & Matija Schellander)
A miniature film that asks: What do you want to see? What do you want to see when your acoustic experience takes you on a journey into the surreal? When the music invites you into the rainy season, for a walk through the mud and suddenly in this world of sound the door opens and you are standing in a crowded subway. You start to find your way around, you start to explore and bam! You are standing in the rain again, in the mud; it glimmers, it shimmers and wham! A door opens and you are playing in the casino with the original Mexican question, “Where is the gold?” The composers combine their inspirations from acoustics and musique concrète to create a dream in four minutes and twenty-eight seconds in which natural and artificial spaces merge into one another. What is the reference? What will you stick to?
Recorded & Mixed 2020 by Rdeča Raketa
Mastered 2020 by Martin Siewert