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Baumann, Franziska / Voice Sphere
Album:Voice Sphere Collection:General
Artist:Baumann, Franziska Added:10/2002

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Add Date:2002-12-10 Pull Date:2003-02-11 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:26 Jan

 Recent Airplay
1.Oct 30, 2010:On The Warpath
2.Jan 22, 2003:Strange Attractors
Sphere 2

Album Review
Reviewed 2002-12-15 
Fraziska Baumann: Voice Sphere
Label: STV/ASM

This CD consists of a variety of manipulations of Baumann’s voice, ranging from soprano-like singing to wailing to deep guttural throat sounds. The vocals are laid over electro-acoustic experimental noises ranging from buzzes/clicks/mechanical sounds to water & rain. Try: 1,4,7,13.

1. vocal manipulations over electroacoustic noises – clicks, whirrs, buzzes
2. lot of wild vocal textures/collages – almost animal-like wails (bird calls)
3. guttural throat-y sounds & rainwater
4. storm of dramatic wailings & swirly electronics & wind-sounds
5. variety of vocal wailings set to minimal electroacoustic effects
6. lively vocal wails, screeches, throat tones echoing & bouncing
7. vocal wails set to crackling ice sounds
8. more actual singing here, a sort of slow melody, set to cold atmospheric spatial tones, gets wilder later on in track
9. starts w/ throat singing tones and gradually migrates to textured electronic noise
10. singing high notes & some water sounds
11. slow reciting of French/English poem
12. dramatic industrial/mechanical clashing sounds w/ vocals that range from singing to wailing
13. starts w/ big waves crashing, then water sounds, variety of singing & vocal improv

Track Listing
1.Where All the Frozent Things 7.Ice Breaks
2.Sphere 1 8.Drops
3.Inside 9.Eternal Ice
4.Blizzards 10.Over the Firn
5.Sphere 2 11.Poem
6.Sphere 3 12.Ice&Fire Plasma