PSF RECOMMENDS: Florian Hecker "Chimerization"
Austrian composer Florian Hecker has done it again. With every release he does, he completely screws with your expectations and continually pushes the boundaries of what can be done with electronic music. Chimerization is no exception, a series of three compositions for voice and computer recorded in anechoic chambers (to "prevent interferences in communication as well as in the phenomenon that the absence of audible reflections can have on perception and in the issuing of one's own voice.") while in residency at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusettes. Three readers read text from philosopher and writer Reza Negarastani in English, Persian and German, which then get processed by Hecker on custom built software. The results are both challenging and fresh and deserve a listen by any fan of electronic music and psycho-acoustics alike. The downloads are separated by language, but be sure to grab them all as they're all completely different from each other. Check it out here!