CHARTS 2015 - THE NEUROBIOLOGY OF MORAL DECISION MAKING
#3 of 100 - BOOMKAT'S FAVOURITE 100 ALBUMS 2015 - read more
#11 of 20 - ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE'S 20 BEST AVANT ALBUM OF 2015 - read more
PERFORMANCE AT 4DSOUND, BUDAPEST, 2015 - READ MORE
A TRAP FOR YOUR ATTENTION - INSTALLATION AT HAUS DER ELEKTRONISCHEN KÜNSTE, BASEL, 2015 - READ MORE
IN SEPTEMBER IN RESIDENCY AT 4DSOUND / PREMIER OCTOBER 15-16 - READ MORE
INTERVIEW (HUN) - MAGYAR NARANCS (ISSUE 26/2015) - READ MORE
REVIEW IN THE WIRE (ISSUE 376), 2015 - READ MORE
NEW RELEASE - MARK FELL AND GÁBOR LÁZÁR - THE NEUROBIOLOGY OF MORAL DECISION MAKING, 2015
LIVE AT LIVE ARTS WEEK, BOLOGNA, 2015 - YOUTUBE
INTERVIEW WITH ME BY LORENZO SENNI IN THE CATALOG OF LIVE ARTS WEEK, BOLOGNA, 2015
LIVE AT LA CASA ENCENDIDA / ELECTRONICA EN ABRIL, FOUND PHOTO, MADRID, 2015 - READ MORE
POSING WITH RICHARD SERRA AT REINA SOFIA, MADRID, 2015 - MORE
THE WIRE MAGAZINE - LISTEN EXCLUSIVE TRACKS FROM UPCOMING 2LP WITH MARK FELL - READ MORE
LIVE AT THE EMPTY GALLERY - 15TH MARCH, HONG KONG
LIVE AT MACAO - NEOMA - 13TH FEBRUARY IN MILAN
BOOKING - ANNEX AGENCY
Pleased to join to Annex Agency
"Established 2013, Annex is an artist booking agency based in Manchester, UK. We represent an international roster of artists within the electronic music spectrum, offering a bespoke and personal service to help promoters, venues and organisations. Annex takes pride in working with unconventional, challenging and specialist requests, and believe that context is key for artists to develop their optimal performance and best deliver to the audience. Our small but dedicated team take extra care to provide a hands-on approach and love to utilise our own knowledge and passion for the music we represent to achieve the best results for everyone, from DIY venues to global festival stages thru gallery installations and club spaces."
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LIVE AT CTM FESTIVAL - UN TUNE - 30TH JANUARY AT BERGHAIN, BERLIN
END OF 2014
IS #8 OF TOP100 SINGLES AT BOOMKAT.COM - read more
IS #1 OF TOP10 OF EXPERIMEDIA AT SECRET DECODER MAGAZINE - read more
EP16 #2 of TOP10 2014 - Mat Steel / SND
EP16 #2 of TOP12 2014 - Alex Lewis
EP16 #5 of TOP10 2014 - Chris Menist
EP16 #5 of TOP60 2014 - Conor Thomas
EP16 #6 of TOP10 2014 - Mark Fell
EP16 #6 of TOP14 2014 - Lorenzo Senni
EP16 #7 of TOP27 2014 - Liam / Boomkat
EP16 #7 of TOP38 2014 - Annex Agency
EP16 #13 of TOP27 2014 - Liam / Boomkat
7 DAYS RESIDENCY IN DECEMBER AT EMS IN STOCKHOLM
I will spend 7 days at EMS in Stockholm between 8-14 December.
Will be working in studio 6 which has a Serge modular synthesizer and 2 channel sound system.
REVIEW ON EP16 BY SECRET THIRTEEN
"[...] The kind of steadfast, engaged bliss one associates with the specific pleasures of dance music." read more
LIVE DATES OCTOBER 2014
|30. 10. 2014.
||Faktion & Annex Agency
||/w Keith Fullerton W., Mark Fell
|19. 10. 2014.
|18. 10. 2014.
||/w Mark Fell
|09. 10. 2014.
|02. 10. 2014.
||/w Vatican Shadow
THE WEEK'S BEST FREE MIXES
"Hungarian electronic explorer Gábor Lázár recently hopped onto our radars thanks to his excellent 12” on The Death of Rave, EP16. Now to celebrate that release and build anticipation for his forthcoming collaboration with Mark Fell, Lázár has contributed a particular killer mix to Secret Thirteen.
Here he splices together his own tracks (including a taster of the aforementioned Mark Fell collab) with cuts from electronic music pioneer Wendy Carlos, new material from Russell Haswell and foundational techno material from Surgeon, giving a clear picture of the sphere in which he’s working. There’s even a pulled-apart rework of Erik Prydz’ ‘Call On Me’, which has to be heard to be believed."
A MIX FOR SECRET THIRTEEN
" [...] With his challenging, dynamic and strictly mathematical composing style varying between extreme academism and some kind of reasonable musical barbarism, Gábor is currently building a future of electronic music.[...]"
LIVE IN MANCHESTER @ JOSHUA BROOKS on 30th October
Presented by Annex Agency & Faktion - with Keith Fullerton Whitman, Mark Fell, TCF, NMO
LIVE IN BASEL @ OSLO10 on 19th October
LIVE IN KARLSRUHE @ ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie on 18th October 2014 with Mark Fell.
For more information: http://zkm.de/event/2014/10/imalounge
GÁBOR LÁZÁR "EP16" - 2014 - EP, 12" - OUT ON THE DEATH OF RAVE ( Youtube
"Hyper-forward exercises in technoid reduction and frequency fxxxxckerry from the super talented Gabor Lazar, with a full-length collaboration with Mark Fell due soon on The Death of Rave. Edition of 500, initial copies on coloured wax, mastered and cut by Matt Colton* Prodigious minimalist Gábor Lázár twysts out six cuts of super-forward techno reductions on his debut vinyl, 'EP16', for The Death Of Rave. Combining viscerally affective electronic timbre and hyperkinetic patterns, they're real-time recordings of Gábor extracting maximum funk from a single note rendered as sheer gradients pitched and punctuated with unique, algorithmic meters. In a sense the process is drily academic, but f**k me if the results aren't seriously funked-up. As with Mark Fell, Errorsmith or EVOL before him, Gábor seemingly intersects myriad minimal dancefloor patterns - hardcore, footwork, electro, digital dancehall - with uncompromising electronic tones to create some kinda new rhythmelodic syntax and grammar of his own. Cannily nudging every scything, whirring, strobing hit off-the-grid, he's practically re-programming our sense of rhythmic proprioception and temporal awareness in real time, throwing down the gauntlet to body and brain with stoic rigour and reckless effect. 'EP16' follows Gábor's split tape with Russell Haswell for his Budapest-based Last Foundation, plus debut album, 'ILS' (2014) for Lorenzo Senni's Presto?! label, and precedes an incredible upcoming 2LP collaboration with Mark Fell. Highly recommended for the skilled DJs, inquisitive ears, and liquid-limbed dancers." (BOOMKAT)
ARTICLE BY FACT MAGAZINE
"Following a split tape with Russell Haswell, and an album for Lorenzo Senni’s Presto! imprint, Gábor Lázár moves to The Death of Rave for his latest statement.
The Hungarian minimalist shows off his skewed rhythmic modes perfectly on EP16 – there’s no discernible melody, just manic pulses, glitches and comb-filtered hiccups crafted into surprisingly effective chunks. Mark Fell or SND would be a good reference point, so it’s hardly surprising that Lázár is prepping a 2LP (also for The Death of Rave) collaboration with the Sheffield innovator."
REVIEW BY THE GUARDIAN
"For many this will scurry deep into parody, and is the kind of thing that only boffins might like: it has no melody, glitches like a TiVo box struggling to remember where it’s put the West Wing, and refuses to latch into the kind of groove that any normal human would enjoy. But caveating this as someone who once bought a CD of lift noises and still actively enjoys it, I think it’s glorious and actually pretty damn funky. If James Brown were alive today, he’d be sticking this on in the studio as a kind of evil metronome and getting Clyde Stubblefield to try and match it on the drums, no doubt chucking something at him if he got it wrong. Fans of Mark Fell and other such deceptively groovy software jockeys will get a kick out of it."
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LIVE - BUDAPEST @ LARM - 05. 29 - WITH MARK FELL
14 TRACKS: DIGITAL DIASPORA BY BOOMKAT
Florian Hecker, Ben Vida, Gábor Lázár, Ryoji Ikeda, Rene Hell, Marcus Schmickler & Julian Rohrhuber, Lorenzo Senni, Opera Mort, Eugene Carchesio, @C, Kevin Drumm, Evol, Russell Haswell & Yasunao Tone, Cristioan Vogel.
"This week we peer into the crenellated realms of contemporary computer music and digital extremes derived from digital-based techniques and processes. All the music in this selection was created more or less over the past decade - the earliest piece is taken from Florian Hecker's Prix Ars Electronica Award-winning 'Sun Pandämonium' (2003) - but we've particularly focussed on more recent, bleeding-edge iterations of the sound thru outstanding works by the likes of Lorenzo Senni, Gábor Lázár, EVOL, Opéra Mort, and Rene Hell, among others. Collected, they span a unique spectrum of timbres and arrangements highlighting various compositional strategies, placing edited improvisations alongside algorithmic composition and experimental research models. But while these concepts come across as impenetrable on paper, the results often yield brave, psychedelic and synaesthetically-appealing new soundworlds for hungry, inquisitive ears."
LIVE @ ATHENS - 03.14
Exarchion Hotel, 6th floor, balcony - 2 PM / 7 AM
GÁBOR LÁZÁR - ILS - 2014 - ALBUM, CD - OUT ON PRESTO!?
Review by: Awkward Movements
"First spotted sharing the Split cassette release with Russell Haswell back in April, Gábor Lázár is set to release his debut full length this month on the ever-good Presto?! label. ILS sees Lázár continue the algorithmic electronic experiments that captivated us on Split extended out to a CD release dropping sometime in November.
Via his label Last Foundation Lázár has released not only himself and Haswell but sonic experimenters Evol, Ekoplekz and Schneider TM to name but a few. As far as his own works go the (occasional) producer's mantra of "limitation breeds creation" couldn't be more applicable.
As a rule we're generally fans of experimental music, leaning towards the likes of Schmickler and Florian Heckler as much as the algorithmic projects of k3T3m, Evol and Tristan Perich's One-Bit Symphony. Lázár as an artist belongs in the second group, and surprisingly is already producing some of the most interesting music of the time.
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."
GÁBOR LÁZÁR / RUSSELL HASWELL - SPLIT - 2013 - C46, LTD - IS OUT ON LAST FOUNDATION
Review by: Boomkat
Killer, sharply contrasting split of hyper-rhythmic electronics and drone-noise. Last Foundation label co-founder Gábor Lázár impresses with with four pieces of hyperventilating, strobing pulses coming off like a Mark Fell or SND production; calculated and efficiently minimised tessellations arranged for optimal effect. Haswell endears himself with a side-long, 22:20min piece entitled 'E-S.S.D' wrenching us, cochlea first, between banking drones and visceral white noise tornados with asphyxiating dynamics. Highly recommended!