2006/11/13

Polmo Polpo - The Science Of Breath

OK. There is a lot of laptop music out there. Some people want to debate the "music" thing w/ me but let's just go with it. It is really easy to sit in yr room and make some sound these days. I think this is a good thing (in general). But it means you have to swim to find the more fascinating parts of the sea (to go with the blog's metaphor). I had forgot about this release for a little while, by the Canadian Polmo Polpo (nom de Sandro Perri). The breathing image paces the album and is rendered in fine layers of hiss and noise, with long, pulsing tracks divided by shorter ambient moments. Very dancey, funky and moody. A brilliant mix of materials takes precedent over DSP, leaving a more timeless piece of modern techno. Fragments of guitar and voice appear through the haze. This is the only record of his I have heard, and the only one that has crossed my path.

Polmo Polpo "The Science Of Breath" (2002)




http://www.sendspace.com/file/xrp7su

OR

http://rapidshare.com/files/3460846/polmo_polpo.zip

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Am I crazy or did you have an amazing Morton Feldman post up earlier today? I could have sworn I was trying to download that three-disc set (the one with the sculpture on the cover) when it all disappeared. Tell me I'm still sane!

zhao said...

no anonymous, you are not insane. it is Grasp Release who is insane. but we all love him for it.

bb said...

and if you stick around long enough you'll get crazy like us.

Anonymous said...

This is the best blog i have come across yet! Love the Sugimoto pieces, I hope there will be more improv uploaded soon. Also, I have Polmo Polpo's other release "Like Hearts Swelling" ripped from 180-gram vinyl if anyone is interested.

bb said...

yes there will probably be more Sugimoto...
yes I would appreciate the Polmo Polpo!
thanks!

grasp, release said...

When perfectionism/technophobia makes an Impossible Decision out of clicking a (virtual/GUI) button marked "Republish", then one has in fact been ruined by one's reading, in this case, Grasp being rendered totally useless by philosophy. When the toilet fails, I will curse God.

bb said...

each time I read that, it gets a little more profound...

zhao said...

jongorm you are not hoping in vain for more quality improvisation... I just peeked into the edit bay and graspy... I've already said too much.

bb said...

what zhao is trying to say is

"grasp has some cats in that bag"

grasp, release said...

Die cats! Die! *whackwhackwhack* Where is my stick?! Die fuckers! *whack*

zhao said...

that's not very nice graspy. I think you owe the kitties an apology. even if you were just joking. (and the cats imaginary)

bb said...

man, those were totally METAPHORICAL CATS!!!! argh.

zhao said...

well I'll just shut up, sit tight, and wait for him to let them out of the bag... all dead n shit

º(x _ x)º

grasp, release said...

Zhao wrote:
"that's not very nice graspy. I think you owe the kitties an apology. even if you were just joking. (and the cats imaginary)"

The very name of Progress is apologies to imaginary cats! And hopefully reparations for them, too, as we are awash in an embarrassment of riches.

But: what if the cats in question are Hep Cats?

zhao said...

then you might need to not just "let", but smoke them out.

get it? smoke them out?

(god it took me this long to come up with a reply and it's totally lame...)

oooooooooooo-kay... carry on. I'm a go get some much needed sleep.

( Y )

grasp, release said...

if they cats
they be smokin

Matthias said...

yes jongorm please, I'm interested in Polmo Polpo's Like Hearts Swelling. His music is so hard-to-find :|