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Organ Eye
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CD

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CATALOG #
STAUB 074CD STAUB 074CD
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RELEASE DATE
4/17/2007

This is the debut recording from Organ Eye, a collaboration formed by chance at a live performance by David Maranha (Osso Exótico) and Minit (Jasmine Guffond & Torben Tilly), which took place at the ZDB Gallery in Lisbon, Portugal, at the end of February 2005. With the addition of Patrícia Machás (also a member of Osso Exótico), the quartet that now forms Organ Eye was completed and in March and December of 2006, they recorded this eponymous release. The two long tracks that comprise this album equally reflect the qualities of the two contributing sides -- Minit's loop-driven fragmented melancholic electronics and the sombre medieval acoustic drone studies of Maranha and Machás. Despite its monolithic nature there is still a lot of detail, and repeated listening will reveal a moody, unfixed world of miniature vibrations, harmonics and noise -- both machine-made and organic. There are also moments of great serenity and at times a sense of directionlessness that allows space to breath. Organ Eye experiments with a live improvised form that neither parties have explored on record before. With the structural looseness of simultaneous solo-ing, it could also be described as a kind of free jazz. The musicians themselves reference The Velvet Underground's "Sister Ray" as well as Buddhism, Albert Ayler and an element of doom metal. Organ Eye is a volatile rocket of intense drone-mutation, fleeting sonic ghosts and suspended feedback on the brink of implosion. 44 minutes of vitriolic electric-acoustic drone. The outward and the inward eye.