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Rian Treanor + Ocen James Saccades

Nyege Nyege Tapes | Item No: 966180
Vinyl LP | 2023 / EU – Original | New
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In 2018, Rian Treanor left his home in Rotherham, UK, and headed to Kampala for a residency at Nyege Nyege's villa studio. The mind-expanding experience inspired his critically acclaimed 2020 full-length "File Under UK Metaplasm", but that wasn't the end of the story. Treanor also spent time working alongside Acholi fiddle player Ocen James, developing an improvisation-heavy collaboration that would push both musicians' idiosyncrasies into completely new places.Treanor wanted this collaboration to be as tactile and reactive as a live performance with traditional instruments, so he set about working on a digital process that would synchronize with James' approach. Using physical modeling techniques, Treanor created an instrument that explored the tunings and sounds of the a'dungu, an arched harp, and the nah or nag. With Ocen playing his rigi rigi, a single string violin, they intuitively experimented with the spectral properties of sound, using texture and acoustic contours as their structural framework. They were able to develop a sound together that was unconventionally rooted in traditional Ugandan culture, but shuttled into different dimensions of noise, computer music and radical UK rave."Saccades" is the buffer between two vastly different sonic universes, united in respect and sprightly curiosity. Treanor's hyperactive computer-controlled rhythms are immediately identifiable on opening track 'Bunga Bule', but the sound palette is distinct: it's more flexible and less digital. James' expressionistic fiddle strokes are a revelation, contorted into hoarse squeals and rough vibrations that rub and flex off Treanor's tin can shuffle. The fertile back and forth continues through the ruff DSP tumble of 'As It Happens', before James cracks open the melodic core of his instrument on 'The Dead Centre', allowing Treanor to dispense with rhythm and meet his fiddle strokes with heavenly drones.Each track steps down a different avenue for the two artists, from the nightmarish microtonal twang of 'Memory P...
Item Details
Item No: 966180
Artist: Rian Treanor + Ocen James
Title: Saccades
Label: Nyege Nyege Tapes
Format: Vinyl LP, Vinyl, LP
Pressing: EU – Original
Release Date: 2023
Genre: Organic Grooves
Style: Funk | Soul
Available since: 2023-01-19
Condition: New
Price: 23,99 €
Weight: 250g (plus 250g Packaging)
Tracklist
A1 Bunga Bule
A2 As It Happens
A3 The Dead Centre
A4 Agoya
A5 Memory Pressure
B1 Naassaccade
B2 Rigi Rigi
B3 Tiyo Ki
B4 Casascade
B5 Remo Rom (Farmers Manual Remix)
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