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Polyphonic Beings (2014)

by Cristian Vogel

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LA Banshee 06:15
Forest Gifts 06:14


In his 1972 lecture entitled "Four Criteria of Electronic Music", the composer Karlheinz Stockhausen touches on a compelling idea. When we hear music, we are modified on levels we are not able to perceive - he refers to the "atomic layers of ourselves". It struck me that if indeed we are embodying music so deeply into ourselves, then surely we begin to resemble that music - in some sense, we become what we hear.

It is with this idea that "Eselsbrücke", my previous album, came to a close and now "Polyphonic Beings" begins.
Let's say that we are what we hear. I propose then, that we expose our cells to the wildest music quality, to the deepest transformations. I have faith that this music can be abundant and that it opens up new ways of being which are unimaginable without having heard it.
One of the greatest qualities of music is its empathy, its fundamental outwardness. Through the process of listening, its healing intelligence is transferred into us all. Freedom is the basic condition for the continuing revelation of this music, in whatever forms it decides to manifest.
As an artist, I strive everyday to be mindful and accepting of the alien styles music can explore and I work with whatever techniques are best suited for capturing it as transmittable sound energy. If I am successful, that energy transforms and transfers itself through its own channels (regardless of what the music busi- ness thinks!).

So with much love and gratitude, I am proud to present my latest music release – »Polyphonic Beings« - it takes the form of studio recordings which I put together over the last 12 months at various loca- tions around the world.
I am thankful to all those who have helped and guided me. Enjoy what this music brings to you.

- Cristian Vogel (Copenhagen 2014).

"Techno journeyman Cristian Vogel dons his dub mask. Picking up where 2012’s The Inertials left off, Polyphonic Beings continues to explore the mellower side of minimal techno with dubby bass and dancehall rhythms replacing the boom tick of previous releases. Equal parts eerie and irie" - Norman Records

Originally released November 2015 on vinyl and CD by Shitkatapult Berlin.


released November 4, 2016


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Cristian Vogel Copenhagen, Denmark

Cristian Vogel is a long-term innovator in the composition, mixing and performance of electronic sounds.

Spanning over 25 years in the vanguard of international electronic music, his work has been acknowledged as an outstanding influence in the fields of composition for stage, club culture and studio.
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