Astronauta Pinguim / Live At Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt
Album: Live At Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt   Collection:General
Artist:Astronauta Pinguim   Added:Oct 2017
Label:Pineapple Recording Group  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2017-10-29 Pull Date: 2017-12-31 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Nov 12 Nov 5
Airplays: 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 13, 2018: Music Casserole
Flüssige Musik 1
3. Nov 01, 2017: Brownian Motion
Flüssige Musik 3 & 4
2. Nov 09, 2017: All Passion No Technique
Flüssige Musik 2 (Para Meu Amigo Joachim)

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2017-10-12

Astronauta Pinguim is the stage name of Brazilian electronic musician Fabricio Carvalho. Here he plays various Moog synthesizers, a Theremin, drum machines, and effects. The venue’s name would translate as House of World Cultures. The track titles, Flüssige Musik, mean Liquid Music or Fluid Music.

All instrumental. No FCC issues

1 Slow. The wind, at first quiet, then louder. Bursts of steam, circling ‘round the speakers. Grumbling sounds. Midway, violin tones morph into sirens. After 6:30, a melody with a reedy tone. Electronic pulses: warning, danger, tension. At 9:30 a Theremin. Fade. (11:26)

2 * Mid-slow. Gentle interlude. Opens with a pretty, pastoral melody using electric piano tones. Swirling synth’d strings accompany. (2:22)

3 * Mid-tempo. A clip-clop enters, pianissimo, from afar. A drum machine, including snare and cymbal, works up a jazzy riff. Add machinery sounds. ~ 2:00 a melody forms. Many layers & textures all at once. The feeling is dark, ominous. After 6:00, fade to nothing then continue with part 4. A repeated quarter note sets a beat; add noises, which speed up. After 7:00 an extended “drum solo” approximates tom toms and high hat. At 9:20 the wind is back from part 1. Machinery sounds. Sudden stop at 10:15… applause. (11:00)

Track Listing
1. Flüssige Musik 1   2. Flüssige Musik 2 (Para Meu Amigo Joachim)
  3. Flüssige Musik 3 & 4