VITAL WEEKLY 1148: VoizNoiz reissue & remix


"Banabila works extensively  sampling, lifting his sources wide and far. From old records, TV tunes, obscure documentaries  and with all of this he creates some excellent, mostly short, pieces of music. Only once it connects  with a dance music scene, when it becomes drum 'n bass like, but in none of the other pieces there is this connection, which makes the music actually very much out of any time, really. Throughout the music has a very filmic character, even when the shortness pieces make it sounds a bit fragmented. Lots of these pieces could easily be edited onto a movie or a documentary (you may not be surprised to learn that Banabila does quite a bit of that for Dutch TV and film). These pieces are short, sweet, dark, funny, strange and to the point and yet this variation is never strange; it all works very well together."

"As a bonus there is a new sixteen-minute suite, which is a remix of sounds used on the original and its crafted together by Banabila and Oene van Geel, with whom he regularly collaborates. Van Geel plays viola and crackle box and adds voice. This too evolves around rhythm, but over the course of the piece changes the station quite a bit, while sounds fly in and out, yet none of which are easily recognized from the original pieces. Only towards the end, when things become sufficiently more abstract the viola of Van Geel gets a dominant position in the piece, making a soaring a beautiful end to the album." (FdW)


VoizNoiz remixed: Banabila & Van Geel

Music composer & sound artist. Michel Banabila releases music since 1983 and has produced musical scores for numerous films, documentaries, video art, theatre plays & choreographies. His music varies from minimal loop-based electronica, 4th world and neoclassical pieces, to drones, experimental ambient, and punk-as-fuck tape music. In addition to acoustic instrumentation, Banabila uses electronics, field recordings, and snippets from radio, tv and internet.

Bureau B, Eilean Rec, Séance Centre, Pork Recordings, Tone Casualties, Challenge Records, Steamin' Soundworks, Knekelhuis, Tapu Records.