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Simon Šerc präsentiert den neuen Sound für das heimische Planetarium. Abbildung: Simon Šerc (60:05, Blu-ray / Tonband / Digital, Pharmafabrik/Silent Records, 2020) Simon Šerc ist ein audiovisueller Künstler, der unter anderem in Bands und Kollektiven wie PureH, Glaxprism oder Cadlag mitwirkt. Seine Erzeugnisse veröffentlicht der extravagante Künstler über sein eigenes Label Pharmafabrik. Des Weiteren ist Šerc ein   Read More …

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Šerc’s approach is a touch more purist, in a way, offering up four fifteen-minute-long pieces of atmospheric and ambient sound design that feel like they paint different landscapes. Artist: Simon Šerc Title: CMBR Format: Download Only (MP3 + Lossless) Label: Silent Records / Pharmafabrik Simon Šerc’s CMBR is the ‘sonification’ of data from the ESA’s   Read More …

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CMBR is an original concept, performed by a special artist. However, it’s not just the concept that captivates: with the sounds, Šerc creates four ambient / drone pieces that not only put the mind to work but also influence your mood. It’s really music, albeit not the lightest of fare, even for ambient / drone   Read More …

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“With much to chew on when considering the ontological implications of cosmic microwave background radiation, Šerc’s compositions themselves are also actual doorways into deeper internal realms. Sonorous drones resonate in meditative oscillations as the frisson of white noise seems to spark with life itself. Those seeking to dive into the sonorous fabric of creation itself   Read More …

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Music News: Simon Šerc Releases ‘CMBR’ LP on Silent Records Simon Šerc has an amazing new ambient release entitled CMBR out now on Silent Records. Created using data from the Planck space telescope, the album’s four tracks are an invitation to listen to the oldest sounds in the universe. The satellite has recorded measurements from   Read More …

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Biodukt featured in The Guardian article: The visionaries bringing the jungle to your headphones There are some who believe that field recordings work on an even deeper level. Sound artist Martina Testen suggests that audio from a natural environment appeals to “that unexplainable place from which stems the body’s immune system, as well as all   Read More …

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Zdi se, da album Biodukt ne bi mogel iziti ob boljšem trenutku kot v času, ko smo prisiljeni preživeti večino časa doma. Album sestavljajo terenski posnetki, ki se skozi pet kompozicij povežejo v čas od sončnega vzhoda do sončnega zahoda. Ob poslušanju nas za eno uro prestavijo v naravo in z njo tudi povežejo. Biodukt   Read More …

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CADLAG are simply masters of incorporating density and sparseness in their unique journeys.  “Plus” is another journey, perhaps a tad more terrifying and paranoid than its predecessor.  Nevertheless it most definitely leaves the listener to feel not the same as they did the moment they clicked “Play.” CADLAG is a noise/drone projectbrought together by members   Read More …

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ACL Recommendations: “The best sort of nature album, one that sits back and lets the local inhabitants strut their stuff. Biodukt distills the rhythms of a day down to a single hour, and provides a respite from worry and work.” During this global crisis, we need reminders of the great eternal.  Biodukt is an intensely soothing   Read More …

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“Biodukt” is a kaleidoscopic symphony of forest birds, dawn choruses, picturesque fields, smell of meadows and beech forests. A sound palette in perfect balance, a vivid portrait of flora, water and fauna – from fascinating birdsongs and croaking frogs to insect chirping, it’s a real listening experience and a great relief for all people tired   Read More …

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PureH side project Cadlag new release: Plus. A space born in sound and a sound born in space. “Cadlag are simply masters of incorporating density and sparseness in their unique journeys.” – NoiseBeneathTheSnow “Scuro e algido magma in graduale ed inarrestabile movimento.” – SoWhatMusica “Nepredvidljivo binarno potovanje po razvejanem hrupnem reliefu.” – Sigic LINK: https://music.pharmafabrik.com/album/plus

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“Before The Eyes”, an audiovisual composition by PureH in “Magmart XI – video under volcano” winners. The screening will occur on may 24, at CAM Casoria Contemporary Art Museum (Naples, Italy). Magmart (video under volcano) is an international video arts festival which is held in Naples, Italy. The festival is a project of an Italian studio   Read More …

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Next week our movie “Before The Eyes” in Breaking Bad hometown Albuquerque, New Mexico – at the Experiments In Cinema festival, The Guild Cinema, KiMo Theatre Each year, Experiments in Cinema brings the international community of cinematic un-dependents to Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA for a film festival that is designed to inspire a new generation   Read More …

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How to pair metal with supplementary ambient field recordings for optimal enjoyment: And here’s Simon Šerc’s Bora Scura, described by A Closer Listen as “a field recording equivalent of death metal.” Tweak the volume a bit and jam it with the recent Heavy Hole podcast recommendation Defacement. Sounds pretty swell. LINK: https://www.stereogum.com/2037825/the-black-market-the-month-in-metal-march-2019/franchises/the-black-market/

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New drone / noise bliss from KSVLKSV (Simon Serc), dark ambient from Moloch Conspiracy and Xerxes The Dark. New music from CITR’s International Women’s Day contributors Wendy Atkinson and Whitney Brennan, plus Vancouver’s The Automatic Message and The Dead Weight Citizens Brigade. Also “Nova Zembla” track in the mix: LINK: https://www.citr.ca/radio/bepi-crespan-presents/episode/20190316/

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PureH work featured in New Texture: New Media Art 2019 book. The paperback edition will be available in major bookstores in Korea and on CICA Press website in February 2019. Digital media seem to lack physicality, of which we think as “texture.” As new media art evolves with digital technology, I recently have noticed “new   Read More …

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KSVLKSV – Exodus 10:22 on This Is Darkness Vol.2 Nothingness compilation And total darkness covered all Egypt for three days… Recorded live, drums + double bass/efx by PureH This Is Darkness Presents: Vol.2 Nothingness “The long awaited second installment of our compilation series has arrived! We’ve curated tracks from some of the biggest names in   Read More …

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Bora Scura in Digital Tsunami Choice 2018 LINK: https://digital-tsunami.org

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CITR’s 24 Hours of Radio Art in a snack sized format. Dark Ambient. Drone. Noise. Experimental. Or something. If you’re a fan of field recordings, this broadcast is for you! Featured are some of 2018’s most critically acclaimed works by Michael Lightborne (Sounds of the Projection Box), Simon Šerc (Bora Scura) and Matthias Urban’s Icelandic   Read More …

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Güncel alan kayıtlarından bir seçki // A selection of recent field recordings. 01 – Valentino Villarroel – Mar 2 02 – Simon Šerc – Action X 03 – Matthias Urban – SiAI (excerpt) 04 – Szara Renata – Czarny Potok 05 – Felix Blume – Marijuana, Rhum and Music Around The Graveyard 06 – la   Read More …

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Bora Scura in The Wire 2018 Rewind: Contributors’ Charts: Saint Abdullah Stars Have Eyes (PTP) Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere Theta Four (Discus) Shit And Shine Bad Vibes (Rocket Recordings) Gaye Su Akyol Istikrarli Hayal Hakikattir (Glitterbeat) Liraz Naz (Dead Sea Recordings) Jan Wagner Nummern (Klangbad) Angélique Kidjo Remain In Light (Kravenworks) Romperayo Que Jue?   Read More …

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Bora Scura in Opduvel 2018 Top 20 List: Einde van het jaar en dus is het weer tijd om de balans op te maken. Opduvel is noodgedwongen een paar maanden uit de roulatie geweest, maar is natuurlijk niet gestopt met luisteren. Hieronder tref je de persoonlijke jaarlijst aan, met zoals ieder jaar de opmerking dat   Read More …

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Bora Scura in ACL 2018 – Top Ten Field Recording & Soundscape: 2018 was an amazing year for field recordings and soundscapes, perhaps the best to date. We reviewed over 40 works this year, and had an incredibly difficult time choosing ten for this list since the overall quality was so high. Many of the   Read More …

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Bora Scura in ACL 2018 – The Year’s Best Winter Music Thanks to climate change, many of us are experiencing longer, colder winters. It’s no surprise that winter music is also on the rise. This was a particularly good year for the genre, as demonstrated in two early-year round-ups. Now that the weather is turning   Read More …

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Raintrap and Before the eyes, an audiovisual compositions by PureH at Librería Mamey 15. November 2018 Galeria Mamey Santo Domingo Dominican Republic 2. November 2018 Macro Asilo, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma Rome Italy LINK: https://www.museomacro.it/pagine/eventi 27. October 2018 Rome Art Week – Final Party Borgo Ripa Rome Italy LINK: https://romeartweek.com

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New releases, all joined in the journey with recordings from Simon Šerc, Nunc Stans, Cyclobe, and Saito Koji, tonight at 19:00 by :zoviet*france: radio show at Resonance 104.4fm on FM and DAB in London and online worldwide. LINK: https://zovietfrance.podbean.com/e/a-duck-in-a-tree-2018-10-27-hola-weg/

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“Raintrap”, an audiovisual composition by PureH at the Miami New Media Festival at Concrete Space and  Paseo Wynwood, Miami, USA LINK: http://www.miaminewmediafestival.com/simon-serc/

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PureH – CMBR project featured in “In Fusion Art Magazine”, topic Nature In Fusion Art Magazine is a digital magazine presenting innovative artists who experiment with technologies and their creative interaction with them, as well as traditional media that have a great aesthetic quality. Nuestra revista digital busca artistas innovadores que experimenten con las tecnologías   Read More …

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This friday PureH drones live, as KSVLKSV with le_mol KSVLKSV & le_mol eMCe Plac Velenje 21. September 2018 LINK: https://emceplac.si/en/dogodki/rojstni-dan-kluba-emce-plac-z-le_mol-ksvlksv/

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Sounds from Wajdushna, PureH @ 50:16 Številni goriški glasbeniki so sooblikovali tudi popularno glasbo na Ajdovskem. Med tistimi, ki že leta zaseda mesto nekakšnega ambasadorja ajdovske rock in pop glasbe je zagotovo Sergej Randjelović Ranđo. Z njim potujemo v 60-ta in 70-ta in oživljamo glasbo skupin Pietros, Karamela in pevca Vladimirja Samca. Njihovim skladbam dodajamo   Read More …

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C.M.B.R. installation at 22nd International Video Festival Videomedeja Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina, Serbia 31 August to 2 September 2018 https://slokult.info/kalendar/2018/8/31/medijska-instalacija-simona-erca-cmbr-na-meunarodnom-video-festivalu-videomedeja-u-novom-sadu http://videomedeja.org/videomedeja-2018/media-installations-2018/c-m-b-r/?lang=en

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It’s not a mere exercise of recording techniques but a conceptual release. It’s really worth a listen. Simon Šerc is an artist active in the field of experimental music and video since 1990 and this can immediately be heard as the quality of his field recordings is truly remarkable. Bora Scura is developed upon field   Read More …

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XARQ – NGC 6559 cassette release after 24 years ripped in digital Provided by Mors Mea Nostalgie de la boue netlabel by Tristan Koreya MP3: https://nostalgie-de-la-boue.blogspot.com/2018/07/xarq-ngc6559.html 24-bit WAV: https://xarq.bandcamp.com/album/ngc6559

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If this roasting hot weather is too much for you, Simon Šerc has recorded the windy Slovenian winter weather to temper your overwrought emotions. Bora Scura is over an hour of strangely soothing field recordings of banging outbuilding doors, farm machinery battling mother nature and rip-roaring wind doing its worst. Quite energising! LINK: https://theletter.co.uk/blog/simon-serc-bora-scura Due   Read More …

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The musician and sound artist Simon Šerc released his album Bora Scura, featuring 10 recordings from the field, which capture the soundscape of the Bora wind in Ajdovščina. The album was presented on specialised radio stations of the WFMU community in New York, on Resonance.fm in London and on a radio station in Sydney. The   Read More …

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Before the Time, an audiovisual composition by PureH, at the Art & Science Days Bourges at Médiathèque de Bourges Bourges, France Musinfo organizes every year the Art & Science Days, giving different disciplines the opportunity to cross and interact during an annual meeting around a theme explored through a scientific and a musical perspective. The   Read More …

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Video on the Beach IV: Beyond Genre programme of shorts with Q&As 9th June 2018 21:00 LINK: www.isolacinema.org

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Listen to a selection of tracks played at Wire HQ during the making of our June 2018 issue Simon Šerc Bora Scura (Pharmafabrik/Sonospace) LINK: https://www.thewire.co.uk/audio/tracks/office-ambience-412

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For those of us that love to sink into an epic storm, allowing its energy to surge through our bodies, this one should make for quite a pleasing experience. When I first received the message about this new Simon Šerc album, I have to admit I wasn’t very impressed with the first sentence: “The album   Read More …

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What makes Bora Scura unique? This release documents the effects of the harshest of natural winds. Simon Šerc – “Bora Scura” Album Review (harsh noise/field recordings/wind) From “nature” as a theme in harsh noise (see previous post) to nature used as an actual harsh noise wall we go.  Today we have an ambient/noise/field recording release   Read More …

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Bora Scura – Action VIII – Flux featured in Neighbors Noise with Jesse Kaminsky WFMU New Jersey playlist/listen: http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/79247

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Simon presents to us high-quality, detailed recorded audio-documents of a natural disaster. Simon Šerc – Bora Scura [Pharmafabrik/Sonospace – 2018] Simon Šerc is a Slovene audio/ video artist, sound engineer, & owner of the Pharmafabrik label -he started his creative activity in the early nineties. And he is involved with a few other projects, such example Cadlag, PureH, Matrix441. Bora   Read More …

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“Action II” from Bora Scura on The Wire Magazine weekly show on Resonance FM: Adventures In Sound And Music with Shane Woolman LINK: https://www.thewire.co.uk/audio/on-air/adventures-in-sound-and-music-with-shane-woolman-and-sine-buyuka

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Bora Scura is razend spannend en laat je niet onberoerd. Het is adembenemend en fascinerend. Het gebruik van veldopnamen (field recordings) in met name ambient- en dronemuziek komt regelmatig voor. Vaak worden die opnamen elektronisch bewerkt en geïncorporeerd in de muziek van de artiest. Maar dat hoeft niet noodzakelijkerwijs, zo bewijst de uit Slovenië afkomstige   Read More …

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I’d expect this kind of extreme weather on the South Pole not in Europe. Simon Šerc’s release Bora Scura contains pure recordings of the high winds that plague the town of Ajdovščina in Slovenia. Due to geographical slight the cold winter Bora winds can reach speeds of up to 200 kmh regularly taking lots of   Read More …

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PureH – Interrupter on CiTR Radio 101.9FM Vancouver, British Columbia 04 May 2018 Late Night Broadcast Preview 2100 – 0030 Pacific Highlights: Karlrecords, Mint Records, Mayuko Hino, Holiday Inn, PureH, Corona Barathri LINK: http://www.citr.ca/

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This is a true record of a sideways, twisting, churning severe air pressure system that never lets go in its hour plus power play of unrest. GONE W/THE WIND: After receipt of the latest from a/v artist Simon Serc, it just so happens that wind is one of the natural/meteorological phenomena that fascinates me to   Read More …

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“Action VI” from Bora Scura featured in Push The Button on New New World Radio Moscow LINK: http://shanewoolman.uk/ptb6/

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Simon Šerc‘s Bora Scura joins an extremely elite group, led by Lawrence English’s Viento and Daniel Menche’s Wind. Meteorologists, take note. Yet while everyone has wind, not everyone has wind like this… To listen is to feel privileged; these are sounds seldom captured in abundance. When presented with 72 minutes of howl and squall, weather   Read More …

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Bora Scura – Action X featured in Green Arrow Radio WSUM / Madison Wisconsin, with Pascal Le Boeuf, Catherine Bent, Bill Frisell and others, playlist: http://greenarrowradio.com/2018/04/21/knuckle-curve-thrown/ LINK: https://wsum.org/

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