GÁBOR LÁZÁR
GÁBOR LÁZÁR - ILS
Released by Presto!?, 20. January 2014, CD", Album
Real time recording without editing.
TRACKLIST
ILS.1 (3:26) ILS.2 (3:13) ILS.3 (4:11) ILS.4 (3:45) ILS.5 (2:36) ILS.6 (4:24)
ILS.7 (2:37) ILS.8 (4:33) ILS.9 (2:58) ILS.10 (3:30) ILS.11 (3:08)
LINKS
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REVIEWS

"ILS" IS #1 OF TOP10 OF 2014 BY EXPERIMEDIA AT SECRET DECODER MAGAZINE - read more

Awkward Movements - read more

"[...] His style is as hectic and unpredictable as it is battered and composed. In the stretching and squashing of the single note for an entire album you'd expect some form of repetitiveness but you get a degree of the opposite. The whole thing's engaging and surprisingly unparanoid. There's a level of comfort in hearing the same note pushed and pulled in different directions.

This isn't peak-hour transport music to go to soundtrack your journey to and from work. It's deeply hypnotic, sort of the audio equivalent of a pipe smoking hobby. The more you listen, the more you realise what a masterpiece this is, refined and worked on until an algorithm and one note becomes a brilliant collection of tracks. Unlike most limitation-based projects that are nice and quirky as a novelty, once you accept the first minute of the first track, you're hooked until the end. [...]"

Easterndaze - read more

"...And so is ILS, Lazár’s record. The entire concept of the album revolves around using a single note which is strictly followed through on all of the 11 tracks. With the help of additive synthesis and computer generated algorhythms, the entire release is an ever changing rhythm adventure, jumping through the random sonic hurdles and slight colour changes in sound stretching and compressing it into new spectacular sound sculptures. This may sound boring, but it’s definitely not. If you pay enough attention, you can discover that each of the tracks offers a unique take on the lecture of additive synthesis with a diverse and surprisingly rich soundscale. Through careful and repetitive listening you can slowly discover smart and detailed structures which are ruling over the fictitious chaos. The flow of the tracks changes all of a sudden and despite the application of the computer sound generated approach, they have their own, organic life - machines talking through their mathematical, yet unpredictable language.

All the tracks were recorded without any further edits which makes it an even more fascinating account of the possibilities and output of contemporary computer generated music, which is maybe not accessible for the casual listener, but if you give it a try and deep listen, you can discover beautiful, microscopic puns."

Contepto Radio - read more

"Para los mortales se hace complejo entender algunos planteamientos electrónicos, creativos y tecnológicos puramente académicos; para el profano que valora ciertas exploraciones sonoras desde la objetividad, la tarea de determinar la naturaleza de las mismas se suele resumir en el impacto que tienen en su oído, cabeza y cuerpo. Así, con el tiempo, hemos conseguido observar que la magia de Mark Fell o SND está en el defecto, en los pequeños accidentes digitales; con los años hemos visto que EVOL se mueven en la recontextualización sonora y, también, algunos especímenes como Lorenzo Senni o Gábor Lázár recorren una línea recta que tiene como principal argumento la síntesis, la reducción definida.

El húngaro Gábor Lázár, fundador de la compañía experimental Last Foundation en Budapest, es el siguiente artefacto que debemos intentar comprender; un sonido que se basa en el automatismo a base de algoritmos y los cambios generados de manera aleatoria, modificando una sola nota y provocando un efecto entre desconcertante y turbador en el espectador, que ve como baterías, sonidos o un tejido de pequeños drops fluyen sin sincronía o compenetración, propulsados por una fuerza intangible. Ya lo puso en práctica en su pasado “Split” junto a Russell Haswell (editado por su propio sello en cassette) y lo ha perfeccionado para “ILS”, lanzamiento impulsado por la marca dirigida por Lorenzo Senni, Presto!?"