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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Indie Rock Mag’s best of ambient/drone/modern classical in 120 albums, with two PureH – related releases: “CMBR” and PureH side project Cadlag “Votivkirche”. Avant de le retrouver beaucoup, beaucoup plus haut dans ce classement avec Cadlag, trio harsh qui nous avait déjà fait le coup de la sortie surprise de fin d’année en décembre 2013   Read More …

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Nouvel extrait en vidéo de notre future IRM x Twin Peaks – compilation 2017 signé PureH, c’est insidieux et capiteux, cinématographique à souhait, et c’est tout simplement l’un de nos titres préférés ! PureH met en musique et en images les confessions de Laura Palmer ! C’était l’un des moments clés de la fin de la   Read More …

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Two PureH-related releases, projects from 1993-1994, grindcore-noise stuff: Earslaughter: “Earslaughter brings a heavy and healthy dose of Death Metal influenced Grindcore, the traditional, ugly and pissed off way.” Extreme Smoke 57: “I am as well recommending you to experience this only when you’re in the mood for the most violent, hateful, chaotic, bestial, obliterating noise   Read More …

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Book of Slovenian labels: from Avsenik to… Pharmafabrik Recordings. LINK: http://www.ljudmila.org/subkulturni-azil/explorer.php?page=enciklopedija_slorock#frontier_087_zalozbe

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PureH – Matrix§44¹ – the hidden track on Fabriksampler V4 (2011) The Sound Projector review: “There seems to be a bonus track on my copy: the album sleeve states there should be nine tracks on the disc and mine has ten listed. This unnamed piece turns out to be the best track on the entire   Read More …

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With 11 tracks, all by different artists, it’s inevitable that some stand above the others. In this case, with happy abandon it can be said, that over half the songs here within fall into this category. Pure h’s Kogel transforms sound into a moving mass. Great use of bass, static and spoken word strengthens the   Read More …

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Fabriksampler V2 2008, Pharmafabrik Veljko Njegovan Kompilacije navadno preposlušamo in jih pozabimo. Komu se jih še ljubi poslušati, če si zlahka naredimo playliste po svoji izbiri? Toda Fabriksampler V2 je nekaj posebnega, saj združuje jagodni izbor izvajalcev iz sveta eksperimentalne glasbe. Še zanimiveje je, da je ploščo izdala založba iz domačih logov in da na   Read More …

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Final, a project started by Broadrick in 1982, begins the trip with the ominous “4am Internal” and its reverberant sheets of processed electric guitar, percussive colour, and atmospheric textures, and then passes the baton to Slovenia’s PureH whose radioactive “Kogel” entraps the listener within a harrowing underworld of seething winds and disembodied voices. VA: Fabriksampler   Read More …

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Artist: VV.AA. (@) Title: FABRIKSAMPLER v2 Format: CDS (CD Single) Label: Pharmafabrik (@) Distributor: Pharmafabrik Rated: On the web site of the label there is only this description: “New compilation album which features exclusive new tracks from Henrik Nordvargr Björkk (Sweden), Lull (UK), WoO (Serbia), Go Tsushima (Japan), Left Eye Dominant (Italy), Alexei Borisov (Russia),   Read More …

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Signia is a collection of remixes of tracks by Slovenian electronic outfit PureH. Ten remixers contribute, with both celebrities and unknowns from the experimental side of electronic music. The overall sound is dark and abstract. Eraldo Bernocchi turns in a futuristic dub workout reminiscent of late-’90s techstep drum’n’bass. P.C.M. and Chris Wood both slow down   Read More …

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Elektronska godba za zašiljena ušesa Džuboks, 12. januar 2009 11:39 Ljubljana – MMC RTV SLO Ena redkih slovenskih založb, specializiranih za elektronsko glasbo, na najnovejši izdaji predstavlja enajst izvajalcev in prav toliko novih skladb. Ajdovska Pharmafabrik je na kompilaciji zbrala vsebinsko raznovrstno godbo, ki sega vse od hrupnega industriala do sproščujočih ambientalnih zvokov. V pisani   Read More …

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Industrial gehört neben Dancehall zu den unverzichtbaren Vorläufern jedweder Hardcore Continuum Music. Von einer Gruppe namens Pureh aus Slowenien wird der industrieselige Dub eines Labels wie On-U-Sound nochmals gefeiert. Auf »Signia« lässt das Produzenten-Team jetzt die Pharmafabrik-Labelmates zu Remixen ran, es entsteht eine Werkschau des Labels: Bass-Abgründe regieren. Pureh – Signia Label: Pharmafabrik | Vertrieb:   Read More …

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Pour un disque spécial, en voilà un des plus particuliers. Dix titres. Dix artistes d’horizons divers et variés. Dix remixes d’un même morceau. Sur le papier rien qui ne permette de se faire une idée de ce qui nous attend, si ce n’est ce pressentiment que tout ça risque d’être quelque peu décousu. Difficile au   Read More …

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Uvodna skladba s predhodnega albuma Anadonia zasedbe PureH se je na tokratnem ploščku založbe Pharmafabrik utelesila v desetih remiksih.Prvoborci domačega elektro preporoda v devetdesetih, pogojno celo novorockerji, so težak, mračen, minimalistično-psihadeličen, ambientalni izvirnik v remiksanje ponudili svetovno uveljavljenim predstavnikom različnih zvrsti elektro godb. Kljub 77 minutam variacij na isto temo smo dobili eklektičen album, ki   Read More …

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Oha, schwer zu fassende Musik, Klangkunst vielleicht, auf jeden Fall nicht leicht zu konsumieren, aber doch fesselnd. PUREH, oder vielleicht doch PURE H, was so manche Stimmung auf der CD erklären würde, ist ein Projekt, das seine Stücke, teilweise bis zu einer Viertelstunde lang, wahrscheinlich hauptsächlich aus Improvisation entstehen lässt. Allerdings kommen dabei keine hippiesken   Read More …

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Radio Študent glasbena redakcija Tolpa bumov, recenzija albuma Pure H – Anadonia Ponedeljek 19.12.2005, 19:00 Če ste se zadnja leta kaj potikali po novogoriških koncih, ste v kakšnih bolj zakotnih ulicah lahko slišali zverinsko rjovenje, ki je sekalo čez odtočne kanale in treslo asfalt. To je sprožilo govorice, da v tem delu Primorske, v globoko   Read More …

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Anadonia performed by Pureh is a special record! I know a lot off won’t share my opinion, because it’s not a stylish dance record and it’s not created by one of these hip acts from one of the “electronic-capital-cities”. Pureh from Slovenia is a collective, or better say a band with nine (!) artists which   Read More …

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„100th Window“ von MASSIVE ATTACK hat einen kleinen Bruder bekommen, der sich widerborstiger und gleichzeitig mutiger gibt. Was ist denn hier los? Die Sonne dort draußen verdunkelt sich und aus der Anlage bewegt sich langsam eine zähe und bedrohliche Masse auf mich zu. Ich versuche zu schreien, aber dieses Ding verschlingt mich mit Haut und   Read More …

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Anadonia je nov izdelek imena Pureh – prvi po semi-popularnem Autistic iz leta 1999. Autistic je predstavljal svežo ter dinamično celoto, sestavljeno iz vokalnih samplov, mračnih efektov ter drum n` bass ritmov. Album je odlikovala večplastnost, zvokovna kompleksnost ter privlačen noir feeling. Poseben čar je izdelku dala prav uporaba živih inštrumentov (bobni, kitara, bas), zaradi   Read More …

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