Moritz Von Oswald | Silencio

Moritz Von Oswald



Silencio 12 34

Luminoso 08 53

Librarsi 03 04

Infinito 06 17

Colpo 05 05

Volta Version 04 02

Infinito Version 06 25

Luminoso Version 04 49

Volta 05 47

Opaco 08 57

Opaco Version 01 54

Maurizio minimalist experiments:

“What are the differences and similarities between human and artificial sound, between oscillations generated by vocal cords and synthesizer voices, voltage amplified by speakers? On Silencio, his latest album for Tresor Records, Moritz von Oswald works with a 16-voice choir to explore this concept.

Drawing from the ensemble works of long-standing inspirations Edgard Varèse, György Ligeti and Iannis Xenakis, von Oswald and Vocalconsort Berlin delve into the space between sounds, creating a deeply textured collection that shifts between light & ethereal and dark & dissonant.

As masterfully demonstrated in the early work of von Oswald and Mark Ernestus’ influential Basic Channel project, repetition and reduction are key elements here, much in the tradition of techno and minimalism. The vast dynamism of the human voice adds to the profound weight of electronics while offering up a rhythmic source and sonic noise palette unexplored in von Oswald’s repertoire. In Silencio, von Oswald dredges a dank murk, pulling clouds over a distant pulse. It hangs, ready to take on new forms”.

2x12" 180g vinyl, full printed sleeve, artwork by Cyprien Gaillard.