sreda, 20. november 2013

THE SONG WHICH KILLS PRIESTS!!!


Botanic records presents a free web release, also avaible on mini.cd, featuring two covers of anti-clerical protest songs from 19th and 20th century Italy.




to listen, download and read more about the songs click here: 

sreda, 05. december 2012

FREE DIGITAL RELEASE!!!



marko karlovčec: no-input mixing board

free download at:

https://rapidshare.com/files/2622569844/Marko%20Karlov%C4%8Dec%20-%20AFTER%20THE%20RAIN%20(Botanic%20Records_%202012).rar



AFTER THE RAIN, a free digital release is available. Concert recording from Menza pri Koritu at Metelkova in Ljubljana, september 2012.
Solo no-input-mixing board. Noise, hiss and droning in a raw concert situation.

Na voljo je zastonjska digitalna izdaja AFTER THE RAIN. Posneto septembra 2012 na koncertu v Menzi pri Koritu na Metelkovi v Ljubljani. 
Solo prazna mešalna miza. Šum, bobnenje in dromljanje v surovi koncertni situaciji.

sreda, 24. oktober 2012

Ana Kravanja & Marko Karlovčec - VRAŠČANJE / INGROWTH


VRAŠČANJE / INGROWTH (botanic records 006)

Ana Kravanja - violin, Marko Karlovčec - sax




Duet violinistke Ane Kravanja in saksofonista Marka Karlovčeca se umešča v široko pokrajino sodobne ne-idiomatske improvizacije. Znotraj njega je moč zaznati tako zasledovanje lastnega izraza kot tudi spontano mreženje in večplastne načine interakcije. Plošča "Vraščanje / Ingrowth" je bila v celoti posneta zunaj, na različni lokacijah od gozdov do jam. Gre za surov dokument igre dueta, ki skozi dih in dotik vstopa v ta zvočno-prostorska okolja. Vzniki krhkih in detajliranih konfiguracij, razširjene tehnike, plastenja in minimalistična brnenja, tišina in nasičenost, zvoki okolja in parazitski odzveni tvorijo tok zvočenja, ki je hkrati neposreden in skrivnosten.


8 skladb, 71:45 min 

prisluhnite odlomkom:



- vsak cd je ročno sestavljen in vsebuje reprodukcije originalnih slik in designa.
- cena je 7€ (+ poštnina)
za naročilo cdjev ali kakršnekoli druge informacije pišite na ta mail!
HVALA !  

The duo of violin player Ana Kravanja and saxohonist Marko Karlovčec positions itself somewhere in the vast fields of contemporary non-idiomatic improvisation where you can sense both the drive towards a personal expression and multi-layered ways of interaction. "Vraščanje / Ingrowth" was completely recorded outdoors, on different locations from forests to caves. It is a raw document of their playing which enters these sound-place environments through breath and touch.  Emerging delicate and detailed configurations, extended techniques, layerings and minimal droning, silence and saturation, sounds of the environment and parasite resonances all generate a sound current which is both immediate and mysterious.

8 tracks, 71:45 min 

- each cd is hand assembled and contains reproductions of original artwork and design.
- the price is 7€ (+ postal expenses)
to order the cds or for any other kind of information simply write to markokarlovcec(at)gmail(dot)com

THANK YOU! 

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Upcoming concerts:

25/10 - Munchen @ Rationaltheatre
26/10 - Hamburg @ HorBar
27/10 - (Berlin TBA)
28/10 - Prague @ Club Final
29/10 - Prague @ Studio Pax
10/11 - Koper @ MKSMC
15-16/11 - Ljubljana @ Španski Borci, Neposlušno Festival
13/12 - Graz @ Interpenetration Festival

On Botanic Records in November:

Free Digital Release: Marko Karlovčec - AFTER THE RAIN (Live @ Menza pri Koritu)

Marko Karlovčec je glasbenik (saksofon, no-input mešalna miza, kitara), katerega delovanje zaznamuje raziskovanje zapuščine free-jazza, sodobne improvizacije, noisa, post-black-doom-drone-metala in zgodovinskih avantgard. Pogosto nastopa kot solist, zadnje čase pa v svežem improvizacijskem duetu z violinstko Ano Kravanja, v triu z Joštom in Vidom Drašlerjem, občasno z japonskim tolkalcem Seijirom Murayamo ter v raznih ad-hoc imprpovizacijskih zasedbah. V letu 2011 je pri svoji DIY založbi Botanic Records izdal plošče Brezna/Abysses (solo saksofon), Sestrenje/Sistering (no-input electronics) ter Likely to Become (noise). V istem letu se je zgodila tudi premiera nekaj eksperimentalnih kompozicij za kitare in klavir na dogodku z imenom "Dežni Kit". Deloval je tudi v duetu z Ireno Tomažin, s katero sta izdala ploščo "That which happens is itself dripping red", imela nekaj koncertov ter izvedla odprto kompozicijo "Excremental Sun Boxes" v multimedijskem centru Kibla v Mariboru. Občasno sodeluje tudi z izrednim vokalistom/freestylerjem/elektronikom N’tokom. Igra oz. igral je z glasbeniki, kot so Tomaž Grom, Seijiro Murayama, N'toko, Sabir Mateen, Okkyung Lee, Virginia Genta, David Vanzan, Lawrence Williams, Andrej Fon, Jošt and Vid Drašler, Neža Naglič, Samo Kutin, Jaka Berger, italijanski duo Mimesys, itd. Sodeloval je tudi na mednarodnem festivalu zvočnih umetnosti EarZoom ter v ciklu glasbeno-plesnih dogodkov Neforme, ki ga v teatru Španski Borci izvaja zavod Sploh. 
Ana Kravanja deluje na slikarskem, glasbenem in cirkuškem področju. Igrala je v različnih glasbenih zasedbah, od ljudske do improvizirane ter avtorske glasbe (duo Najoua). Sodelovala je s kontrabasistom Tomažem Gromom, tolkalcem Seijirom Murayamo (Jap), z violinistom Samijem Abadijem (Arg), s skupinami Embryo (Nem), La banda del viejo mundo (Arg) ter pri cirkuško-glasbenem projektu La compania del Asalto Poetico Ambulante (Fr) v Boliviji. Zadnja leta se posveča raziskovanju zvoka in razvijanju lastnega izraza skozi improvizacijo na violini.

Marko Karlovčec is a Slovenian musician (saxophone, no-input mixing board, guitar) whose work is influenced by the legacy of free-jazz, contemporary improvisation, noise, post-black-doom-drone-metal and the historical avantgarde. He is active on the Slovene "alternative" and underground scene. He often performs as a soloist, lately in fresh new duo with violin player Ana Kravanja, a trio with Jošt and Vid Drašler, occasionaly with percussionist Seijiro Murayama and in various ad-hoc improvisational settings. In 2011 he has released three records -- Brezna/Abysses (solo saxophone), Sestrenje/Sistering (no-input electronics) and Likely to Become (noise) -- on his DIY label Botanic Records. The same year there was also a premiere of some experimental compositions for guitars and piano titled "The Rain Whale". In a duo with renowned singer, dancer and actress Irena Tomažin they released a live recording named »That which happens is itself dripping red«, did some concerts, a residence and performed the open composition »Excremental Sun Boxes« at the multimedia center Kibla in Maribor. He also collaborates with extraordinary vocalist/freestyler/electronic N'toko. He has played in combination with musicians such as Tomaž Grom, Seijiro Murayama, N'toko, Sabir Mateen, Okkyung Lee, Virginia Genta, David Vanzan, Lawrence Williams, Andrej Fon, Jošt and Vid Drašler, Neža Naglič, Samo Kutin, Jaka Berger, italian duo Mimesys, etc. He also collaborated with english composer Scott McLaughlin on the international festival of sound arts EarZoom and took part in a series of music-dance events called Neforme, organised by Zavod Sploh.
Ana Kravanja is active in fields of painting, music and the circus arts. She has played in different musical groups, from folk to improvised music. She also collaborated with double bass player Tomaž Grom, percussionist Sejiro Murayama, argentinian violinist Sami Abadi, the groups Embryo and La banda del viejo mundo and the circus-music project La compania del Asalto Poetico Ambulante in Bolivia. In recent years she dedicates herself to the research of sound and developing her own style through improvising on the violin. 


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četrtek, 31. marec 2011

New noise!!! "LIKELY TO BECOME" out now!!!
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LIKELY TO BECOME (botanic records 005)
marko karlovčec – voice, flute, percussion, saxophone, guitar, mixer feedback, field recordings



»Likely to become« je zid obrednega hrupa, hipnotična, statična in obenem vse-usmerjena zvočna gmota obarvana z odtenki fire-music pristopa Johna Coltrana, noisersko zamaknjenostjo Merzbowa in mavričnostjo skrajnega psihedeličnega rocka. Temeljna hrupnost vsakršnega zvočenja je potencirana, razgaljena, preuranjena, dislocirana v konglomerat opojnega šuma – kot bobnenje v ušesih pred zatemnitvijo ali povsem tiho sedenje sredi travnika…

Vsak cd vsebuje tudi dodatno unikatno risbo z akrilnimi barvami in svinčnikom.


»Likely to become« is a wall of ritualistic noise, a hypnotic, static and at the same time all-directed mass of sound tinged with shades of John Coltrane's fire-music approach, Merzbow's trance-like noise and extreme psychedelic rock's colorfulness. The basic »noisiness« of any sound making is exposed, precociously exaggerated and dislocated into a conglomerate of intoxicating hiss – like the rumbling in your ears before blackout or a perfectly silent sitting in the midst of a meadow…

Each cd also comes with an extra feature - a unique handmade drawing with pencil and acrylic colors.

prisluhnite odlomku tukaj / you can listen to a sample here:


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- vsak cd je ročno sestavljen in vsebuje reprodukcije originalnih slik in designa.
- cena je 7€ (+ poštnina), tudi manj, če nimate...

- each cd is hand assembled and contains reproductions of original artwork and design.
- the price is 7€ (+ postal expenses), also less if you don't have...


za naročilo cdjev ali kakršnekoli druge informacije pišite na:  markokarlovcec@gmail.com 

to order the cds or for any other kind of information simply write to: markokarlovcec@gmail.com
HVALA ! / THANK YOU! 

  

četrtek, 24. februar 2011

2 NEW CDs OUT! "BREZNA / ABYSSES" and "SESTRENJE / SISTERING"
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BREZNA / ABYSSES  (botanic records 003)
marko karlovčec - alto sax


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Enajst saksofonskih solov posnetih na različnih lokacijah - od vetrovnih pokrajin in vhodov v jame do sob in praznih klubov - raziskuje in slavi telesnost igranja na to pihalo ter je nekakšen odgovor ali komentar sodobnejšim pristopom k saksofonu. Razširjene tehnike igranja, zvoki okolja in resonance tkejo nepretrgan tok zvočenja, ki je hkrati neposreden in skrivnosten...Enajst zvočnih sledi intimnosti diha, dotika in danega prostora...terenski dnevnik vetra, sline, zemlje, rastlin in čudnih živali...

Eleven saxophone solos recorded on different locations - from windy landscapes and cave entrances to rooms and empty clubs - explore and celebrate the physicality of playing this instrument and is a sort of answer or commentary to more contemporary approaches to the saxophone. Extended techniques, environment sounds and resonances weave together in a flow of soundmaking which is both immediate and mysterious...Eleven sound traces of the intimacy of breath, touch and the given space...a fieldnote diary of wind, saliva, soil, plants and strange animals...

prisluhnite odlomkom tukaj / you can listen to some samples here:

brezna / abysses sample 1

brezna / abysses sample 3

brezna / abysses sample 4

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SESTRENJE / SISTERING  (botanic records 004)
marko karlovčec - no-input mixer, fx

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Za razliko od predhodnika "Greetings from the sea" (botanic records 001) prinaša "Sestrenje" toplejšo plat no-input elektronike, ki je tokrat osredotočena predvsem na dronerski minimalizem. Podaljšani toni, subtilnih harmonični prepleti, utripajoči basi ter zamolkla perkusivna pokanja ponujajo priložnost za primerjavo "prej in potem"...

In contrast to last year's "Greetings from the sea (botanic records 001)", "Sistering" brings to the forefront a warmer side of no-input electronics, this time focused mainly on drone minimalism. Prolonged tones, subtle harmonic weavings, pulsating basses and hushed percussive crackling all offer a chances to compare the "before and after"...

odlomkom lahko prisluhnete tukaj / you can listen to some samples here:


sestrenje / sistering sample 1

sestrenje / sistering sample 2 


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- vsak cd je ročno sestavljen in vsebuje reprodukcije originalnih slik in designa.
- cena je 7€ (+ poštnina), tudi manj, če nimate...

- each cd is hand assembled and contains reproductions of original artwork and design.
- the price is 7€ (+ postal expenses), also less if you don't have...


za naročilo cdjev ali kakršnekoli druge informacije pišite na:  markokarlovcec@gmail.com 

to order the cds or for any other kind of information simply write to: markokarlovcec@gmail.com
HVALA ! / THANK YOU! 

 STILL AVAILABLE (from 2009/2010): 
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THAT WHICH HAPPENS IS ITSELF DRIPPING RED (botanic records 002)

Irena Tomažin - voice, Marko Karlovčec - alto sax
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Album je koncertni posnetek dueta s priznano slovensko eksperimentalno pevko, plesalko in igralko Ireno Tomažin. Gre za dobrih 40 minut dolgo improvizacijo, ki odseva vplive obeh vpletenih in se hkrati podaja v nova zvočna prostranstva zadušenih saksofonov, grlenega petja, mehurčkov, maničnega kričanja, akustičnega drona in še več. Posnetek odlikuje čist in prostorsko dobro razporejen zvok.

The album is a concert recording of a duo with renowned Slovenian experimental singer, dancer and actress Irena Tomažin. It is a 40 minute improvised piece that reflects the influences of both musicians while at same time going toward new soundscapes of choked saxophones, throat singing, bubbles, manic screaming, acoustic drones and more. The recording has the advantage of being clear and spatially well-mixed. 

prisluhnite odlomku tukaj / you can listen to a sample below:

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GREETINGS FROM THE SEA (botanic records 002)
marko karlovčec - no-input fx, mixer

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Moj prvi solo album, kjer igram na no-input efekte in mikser. Gre za glasbo, ki se spogleduje z estetiko sodobne elektro-akustične improvizacije, noisom in nekaterimi vplivi sodobne klasike. Plošča vsebuje tri improvizirane skladbe, ki prehajajo od sinusnih piskov, pokanja pa do podlajšanih dronov in podivjanega belega hrupa. Vsak CD je ročno oblikovan in unikatno poslikan. Omejena "naklada".

My first solo album where I play no-input effect units and mixer. The music relates to the esthetic of contemporary electro-acoustic improvisation, noise and some influence from contemporary classical composers. There are three improvised pieces which shift from sine waves, bleeps, cracks to extended drones and waves of white noise. Each CD is hand assembled and hand painted. Limited “pressing”.



prisluhnite odlomku tukaj / you can listen to a sample below:

sample 1

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- vsak cd je ročno sestavljen in vsebuje reprodukcije originalnih slik in designa.
- cena je 7€ (+ poštnina), tudi manj, če nimate...

- each cd is hand assembled and contains reproductions of original artwork and design.
- the price is 7€ (+ postal expenses), also less if you don't have...


za naročilo cdjev ali kakršnekoli druge informacije pišite na:  markokarlovcec@gmail.com 

to order the cds or for any other kind of information simply write to: markokarlovcec@gmail.com
HVALA ! / THANK YOU!