• IS THIS A HOUSE (CD) by G.W. Sok & Ignacio Córdoba

Official release-date: February 16, 2024. Tractor Notown (NOT 13) / Magia (MAGIA 019)

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IS THIS A HOUSE is the result of a collaboration between vocalist G.W. Sok (ex-The Ex), living in Amsterdam, and electronic composer & improviser Ignacio Córdoba, living in Copenhagen.

G.W. Sok can be known for his thirty vocal years with The Ex, and a lot of other projects afterwards (Bazip Zeehok, L&S, Oma, King Champion Sounds, Coddiwomple, Oiseaux-Tempête, Action Beat, etc.). Ignacio Córdoba started as part of the Spanish underground/punk scene until he discovered a mysterious industrial machine dubbed “The Box” and went down a rabbit-hole into experimental music touring all over Europe and moving to Copenhagen in 2017. He has collaborated with Michael Pisaro, Pamelia
Kurstin, John Russell, Maggie Nicols, Søren Kjaergaard, Kresten Osgood, Fernando Junquera (Negro), Isasa, Ainara LeGardon and so many more.

In early 2018 Córboda invited Sok to join him during his residency at the Worm Studios in Rotterdam. During that week the duo investigated the possibilities of Worm’s various machines and instruments in combination with vocal elements.
The result of the sessions were a series of improvisations grown out of Córdoba’s electronic experiments and Sok’s lyrics of dreams, stories, poems and edits from found footage, sometimes cut-and-paste on the spot and sometimes reworked and reshaped later on.

Back home Córdoba began inviting a wide arrange of Copenhagen artists to improvise with guitars, drums, horns, piano and more on top of the Worm skeletons. Afterwards he applied the same collage/cup-up philosophy to all the sound material to create compositions that expand like incantations lead by Sok’s voice. Meanwhile a global virus got in the way, things were delayed even more, and it was no sooner than February 2024 that Tractor Notown and MAGIA could shake hands and release it.

All music written by Ignacio Córdoba & G.W. Sok + Halym Aabo-Kim and Laust Moltesen, except for 3. (Córdoba, Sok, Aabo-Kim, Moltesen, Gustav Bjerre) and 4. (Córdoba, Sok, Moltesen, Søren Høi)

All words composed by G.W. Sok, except for 2. (Sok & Córdoba)

Recorded live at Worm Studios in Rotterdam (NL), Jan. 22-27, 2018
Overdubs and mix in Copenhagen (DK), 2018, 2019, 2020
Engineered & produced by Córdoba
Artwork & design by Sok
Mastered by David Elberling at The Village Studio, Copenhagen, 2021

Thanks to WORM & Lukas Simonis, Ainara LeGardon, Marcos Junquera, Víctor Ávila, Christina Hallström (videos), Asker, Francesco, Jonas, Kristian, Michal, Miguel, Timothée

A joint release by Tractor Notown (jos@theex.nl) and MAGIA (sellodemagia@gmail.com)
Cat.no. NOT 13 / MAGIA 019


Tracklisting
1.  Amazon   5:24
2.  We walk   8.42
3.  Portrait of a bird   5.14
4.  Tito and Amanda   4.52
5.  My taiga    6.24
6.  Newaraka    2:44
7.  The stairs   4.49
8.  My house   9.07

https://gwsok.bandcamp.com


IS THIS A HOUSE (CD) by G.W. Sok & Ignacio Córdoba

  • €12.00


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