Liquid Conglomerate Presence Cycle documents MSHR's light-audio hardware performances from a period of frequent touring circa 2015-2019. The crystalized structures of their live systems are presented here through a series of studio recordings made during a residency at Sonoscopia, Porto.
This album, like their live performances, contains a series of improvisations using MSHR's unique analog electronic systems. Their live sets are known to be strikingly visual for their use of gestural interfaces and light-audio feedback, bringing the audience into an immersive undulating mindscape. These recordings capture that synaesthetic quality while emphasizing the aural dimension of the work in a way not possible in a live setting.
MSHR compares improvisation to moving stones in a river, interacting with a landscape to shift the flow of its elements. These recordings capture the sonic dimension of raw electricity surging through a morphing constellation of analog computer chips, flashing bulbs and extreme (in)human presence.
Co-released by Ehse (vinyl) and Sonoscopia (CD)
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LIQUID CONGLOMERATE PRESENCE CYCLE ~ VIDEO
In this video companion to the album, diagrams describing the signal flow of MSHR's electronic musical systems are extruded into sculptural form, becoming city-like circuit-scapes, representing both the skeleton of the framework and its fruiting body. The video acts as a prism for the live set, crystalizing its fundamental frequencies into a monad that projects the whole.
Article about the project at Fact Magazine
Photos by Carly Gaebep, Sathis Mamalakis, Walter Wlodarczyk (2)