We’re really thrilled to host a launch and in-store performance from DORON SADJA. His new album RESIDUALS is just out from Shinkoyo Records, 2012.
“Residuals” is a four movement, hyper-emotive, ultra-synthetic landscape. Doron’s first solo electronics release since 2003’s “a piece of string, a sunset” on 12k - it’s in that same realm that his endlessly imaginative sound design shines brightest. Slowly lifting off from near silence into an ethereal vacuum of swirling cacophonies and multi-tonal noise, “Residuals” never lets go. Romantic synthesizer harmonies, extreme frequencies, spectral chord blasts, and ultra-high synthesized feedback combine form structures so innately organic that it’s easy to forget that a human (or a computer, for that matter) had anything to do with it.
In the years since his last release, Doron has been active across mediums, co-founding the West Nile (now “285 Kent”) performance space in Brooklyn, collaborating in the groups Symbol and Ganjatronics, exploring video and performance art in his gallery and installation work (see “The Slowest Kiss” and “Crybaby”, or his duo with Alfredo Marin “Alfi & Waldi” and their “Original S(t)IN(k)”). But what’s striking about Residuals is how singular, focused and exciting these sounds are - evocative of early Autechre mixed with Alva Noto plus a little Badalamenti new-age bliss… Each sound given space, each movement given the time it needs, blooming naturally and with purpose.
Housed in a deluxe, oversized sleeve, the CD is accompanied by digital prints of Doron’s visual work. RESIDUALS retails for $15 and is available for purchase “here”:catalog/30874
Doron Sadja has published music on 12k, ATAK, and Shinkoyo records, and has performed and shown video and installation work at Miami MOCA, D’amelio Terras Gallery, Cleveland Museum of Art, Issue Project Room, and Roulette amongst others. Sadja co-founded Shinkoyo Records and the West Nile experimental performance space in Brooklyn (RIP). Sonic and visual collaborations include Mirrorgate, Alfi & Waldi, Ganjatronics, and PRVTLVS.