Sunday, January 22, 2017
Thematic album. Dark-electro-industrial-thrash synthesis. Created between 2014 and 2016. Recorded at CatchArrow Recordings studio, Prague, Czechia. Musicians & participants: Vladimír Hirsch - electronic keyboards, synthesizers, samplers, digital technology, Nadya Feir - vocals, El - vocals, Timothy Simmons - recitation, David Icke - spoken word. Production & lyrics by Tom Saivon. Photography & artwork by Gelso Nero & Jan Vávra. Product manager: Martina Sanollová. Released on March 23, 2017 by E-Klageto (A Division of Psych.KG), Germany (cat.no.Exklageto 16).
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Concerto for organ, integrated techniques, clockworks and field recordings, op.90, with the subtitle "Organ Concerto No. 2," whose orginal version was composed in 2011. Conceptual composition, working - in terms of sound conception and metaphorically - a study of properties and interactions of time and space. Musicians: Vladimír Hirsch - organ, piano and other keyboards, synthesizers, electronics, field recordings, hourly mechanics, digital technique). The album recorded live at the Cultural Centre "Žižkostel" (Czechoslovak Hussite Church, Barikád Square, Prague 3, 25 April 2015. Mix: CatchArrow Recordings studio, Prague, Czechia
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
The album embraces two works: A four-part composition with the same name, op.92, considered and occasionally subtitled as "Symphony No.5", created in 2012 (tracks 1-4), and an extensive epic track “Craving Urania”, op.95, from 2014 (track no.5), for electronics, strings, brasses and percussions manipulated by integrated techniques. Musicians: Vladimír Hirsch – electronics, keyboards, synthesizers, mix, integrated sound manipulation techniques; participation of Czech Integrated Ensemble - strings, brasses, percussions. © 2014 Integrated Music Records - Catch 065.
The album from the author's category of "electronic subpop entertainments", originally created as a concert program. Despite the lightweight nature, it does not deviate significantly from his works basic concept. It contains previously unreleased songs, along with several versions of tracks from the albums "There's No Human Triumph" and "Dreams Of Awakening" from the ninetees. Musicians: Vladimír Hirsch - all instruments, mix. Participation: Nadya Feir - vocal. Mastered by Neil Nessel. © 2014 Black Work / Alkemy Bros., USA.
A selection of compositions created 1977-2012 on two discs. The collection combines still unpublished tracks and asjusted versions of previously released material of experimental, electroacoustic, neoclassical and contemporary classical compositions for various kinds of organ and piano instruments. selection of compositions, created between 1977 and 2012. The collection combines unpublished tracks or adjusted versions of previously released material. All tracks revisited, re-recorded and remixed at CatchArrow Recordings studio, Prague, Czechia, 2012. Musicians: Vladimír Hirsch – organs, pianos, electroacoustic, analogue and digital techniques. Index: Cats On The Rooftop, op.4, 1977; Six Bagatelles, op.16; 1987; Partita For Piano, op.18, 1988; Aion, op.33, 1992; Detaxichen, op.41; 1996; Nostalgie, op.43, 1997; Organ Preludes z op.39, 58 a 64; Danze e marce, op.57, 1998; Hymnus č.2, op.56, 1998; Elegy, op.65, 2001; Third Eye, op.69, 2003; Nenia, op.62, 1999-2008; Trigonal Sonata, op.71, 2004; Jákob's Ladder, op.83; 2009; Amorpheae op.86, 2010; Lamiade: Symmetric Variations, op.88, 2012.
International dark-electronic project, based in Prague, Czechia, of Vladimír Hirsch (music, instruments & electronics), Tom Saivon (lyrics, add.sounds), El (vocals), Timmothy Simmons (vocal), founded 2009. The album was released in the beginning of 2013 by American label LBA Composers. Musical expression of the project is based is based on the relationship between dark-ambient or post-industrial matrix with main, electronically balanced structure of songs. The contrast is enhanced by romanticizing female vocal and strict male recitation of existential texts.
Minialbum of live recordings from selected shows in years 2011-2012 (Prague, Lodž, Wroclaw, Dresden). The recording content newly arranged versions of four tracks from already released albums "Insomnia Dei" (2 and 4), "Dances and Marches for the Orphan Age"(3) a "New Laws / New Orders"(1). © 2012 Integrated Music Records - Cacth 066