HYENAZ CRITICAL MAGIC 비평적 마술 and Critical Magic Remixed
21.10.2016 on SPRINGSTOFF
Album Artwork: VESUV
//CRITICAL MAGIC 비평적 마술 ALBUM RELEASE//
On the mystifying and fierce CRITICAL MAGIC 비평적 마술, HYENAZ followed a pattern set in their earlier works of beginning not with an eye for genre or some other music industry straightjacket, but with a set of personal, political and artistic commitments that they desired to enact and live up to.
“Our goal,” they explain “was to concoct a singular cohesive spell to disrupt the authoritarian power networks that deeply structure our lives and our sense of our selves.”
Ranging widely across electronc musical genre, CRITICAL MAGIC 비평적 마술 commands a torrent of incantations, builds to a height of gnosis, and ends in a reality transformed. The sonic elements of the album are comprised of dedicated experiments in synthesis and intensive field recordings, arranged into diverse sonic atmospheres.
The music and texts for Critical Magic emerged from the site specific performance “Spectral Rite” at National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul; in collaboration with the artists Sylbee Kim and Nicolas Pelzer.
Critical Magic was mixed by HYENAZ and Bartłomiej Kuźniak. High definition mastering by Bartłomiej Kuźniak at studio333.
//CRITICAL MAGIC 비평적 마술 REMIXED VINYL RELEASE //
The night also unveils the CRITICAL MAGIC 비평적 마술 Remixed. Each cut on this vinyl release presents a shard of the vast genre-bending nocturnal world that is the Berlin electronic underground. In this melee, witch-house rises above neo-pop and descends, more than once, into dark techno. The vinyl highlights artists from HYENAZ vast network of alternative, queer, feminist and gender non-conforming friends and collaborators including Autist, Ena Lind (Mint), hiT͟Hərˈto͞o, Akme x B333, Strip Down, DFUMH, Borusiade (Cómeme).
//DANCE, DJs and PERFORMANCES//
Electro superstar PEACHES calls HYENAZ a “performative monster duo” for their outrageous and energetic live performances, and this night will feature the debut of the new HYENAZ CRITICAL MAGIC 비평 적 마술 live show–a 16 group ritual spell based in contact, sound and movement to break physical and mental isolation and to spark discourse that is both critical and utopian.