Top Bar
Musique Machine Logo Home ButtonReviews ButtonArticles ButtonBand Specials ButtonAbout Us Button
SearchGo Down
Search for  
With search mode in section(s)
And sort the results by
show articles written by  
 Review archive:  # a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Hanna Hartman - Alianthus [Komplott - 2007]

Hanna Hartman is a wonderful skilled and creative sound artist and Alianthus finds her creating a wonderful bizarre, amusing and clever collection of dada sound craft & improvised noise tracks that bubble up every now and then with musically elements and odd beauty.

The tracks are mainly based around odd audio juxtaposition of sounds and noises, with silence and spacing playing in the big part in the effectiveness and often disorientating and jarring effect of the compositions. On all the five tracks  last just near the half an hour mark, which may sound a little short but trust me there’s 100's of bizarre sounds and strange audio environments to loose one self in. She really does manage to make a that work both entertaining, odd and very repayable. On The first track Att fälla grova träd är förknippat med risker she mixes together: apple crunching, tree creaking near to breaking , stuck toy's, cow moos and eerier tinkling almost avant jazz elements and stop-startingness. On the secound Wespen Vesper she mixes together odd lip/ mouth  sounds cut up into bizarre rhythmic patterns,  wasp buzzing, hippo groans, wind matter and rather haunted otherworld female harmonies. The last track Musik för dansstycket jag glömmer bort adds in struck bass piano cords, material ripping, creaking, water and chicken sounds.

The whole album is a really triumph of sound art and editing to make both a bizarre and entertaining album. It’s released by the excellent komplott label who also released another one of this year highlights Andreas Eriksson Paramount.

Rating: 4 out of 5Rating: 4 out of 5Rating: 4 out of 5Rating: 4 out of 5Rating: 4 out of 5

Roger Batty
Latest Reviews

Hanna Hartman - Alianthus
Hanna Hartman is a wonderful skilled and creative sound artist and Alianthus finds her creating a wonderful bizarre, amusing and clever collection of dada so...
051222   Christoph Dahlberg - Blackforms
051222   Richard Pinhas/ Merzbow - Coda
051222   Death Loop Faction - Max Carnage
051222   Opus Magorum - Opus Magorum
041222   RJ Myato - Doubtless Empty
021222   Ingar Zach - Musica Liquida
021222   Mattie Barbier - Threads
021222   Marcia Aitken & June Lodge - ...
021222   Arkheth - Clarity Came With A...
011222   Colossloth - Promethean Meat
Latest Articles

Dr Tom Whittaker - The notoriou...
Late last year Severin released Eloy de la Iglesia’s Quinqui Collection- a two Blu-ray set bringing together three brutal and provocative Quinqui (deli...
061222   Dr Tom Whittaker - The noto...
231122   Hastings of Malawi - Deliriou...
011122   Raffaele Pezzella - Pursuing ...
111022   Fouke - Bigfoot walled noise
150922   Joe Sherlock - The King of mo...
230822   Sdug Bsngal - Some Scars Run ...
020822   The Night Porter & Slowgurn p...
200622   The Worse Album In The World ...
240522   Noir On Powerhouse Films - Fr...
260422   Schloss Tegal - Back To The ...
Go Up
(c) Musique Machine 2001 -2017. Celebrating 16 years of true independence!! Mail Us at questions=at=musiquemachine=dot=comBottom