Nature Never Produces the Same Beat Twice
This is a collaboration between Ukrainian musician, producer and graphic designer Zavoloka aka Kateryna Zavoloka and German vocalist, poet, musician and producer AGF aka Antye This is a collaboration between Ukrainian musician, producer and graphic designer Zavoloka aka Kateryna Zavoloka and German vocalist, poet, musician and producer AGF aka Antye Greie. During several live collaborations and some sound material exchanges they developed the concept of creating techno for trees. Nature beats. The idea was to extract existing environmental sounds and form a variation of beats and vocal snippets to make powerful nature-techno. The inspiration evolved out of the structure of forest leaves and berries, translated into musical rhythm and moods. Nature Never Produces the Same Beat Twice contains 50 one-minute compositions each dedicated to a certain plant. The tracks are split into five subgroups: trees/bushes/meadow/flowers/spices. The structure of the pieces are woody, spicy, discontinuous and recurrent, with flavors like: grain, sappiness, chime, species, extraction and vitality. One technique they used to produce these irregular but repetitive beat patterns was to set up an old-school metronome, count in and start to battle the beat with live drumming played through self-designed sound banks, directly recording into powerful converters. Blending English and Ukrainian folk tradition, this material is feminine and organic and sounds like nothing else. Agf Produc. 2006.
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