Run by composer and engineer Adam Matschulat, Resterecords focuses on contemporary electronic music.
Originally composed as 8.1 channel surround at Goldsmiths Electronic Music Studios, London 2011 using field recordings of sleep.
Stereo Mixdown & Mastering by Adam Matschulat. Photograph by Giacomo Bandini.
Luca Nasciuti – Morpheus
"Kishar is a journey through the noise of nature. The rural areas recorded across Scotland and Iceland have been processed and manipulated to reflect on the relationship between the land and human history in light of the current environmental and political debate. The instability and ever changing states of the environment have been placed in the context of enduring noise. Disruption, eruption, energy and resistance are the driving forces that shape the album as a search for balance between opposites poles."
Cover Art by Clara KellyMastering by Lawrence English
Kishar – Luca Nasciuti
‘Tâches’ is the debut album of Rocío Cano Valiño. It is a selection from her works to date, and illustrates her remarkable skills and sensitivity as a composer. Rocio Cano Valiño was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1991. The young composer has attracted considerable attention as her work “El Sendero hacia lo Profundo” received The Audience Award in the Luigi Russolo Contest in 2014. It was also selected for the “Primer Encuentro de Música Contemporánea” at the National University of Arts in Argentina and in MUSLAB 2016 in Mexico et al.
Cover Art by Clara KellyMastering by Adam Matschulat.
Tâches – Rocio Cano Valiño
Jockel Liess’ ‘Irregular Atmospheric Motion’ is a meditative acoustic environment featuring shifting drones, resonant tones and frequencies. Liess’ abstract audio-visual compositions derive from artistic traditions of visual and musical minimalism and examine microtonality, structural composition and synaesthesia. Each of his pieces exists as an autonomous generative computer system with the ability to perform and improvise the progression of the work. Once set in motion, Liess’ audiovisual compositions have no clear beginning or end, rather, they exist in a state of infinite renewal.
Ain Bailey’s piece 'Five Car Train To Fremont' is a live compositional response to Liess’ ‘Irregular Atmospheric Motion’, incorporating samples from Liess’ work as well as field recordings from San Francisco and Oakland. Bailey’s electroacoustic compositions are inspired by ideas and reflections on silence and absence, architectural urban spaces, and feminist activism.
Artwork by Clara KellyMastered by Adam Matschulat at The Listening Tower
Jockel Liess, Ain Bailey – Call and Response
"Mainly using old and new recordings, synthesizers and having sampled variations of his own screaming voice, Matschulat offers a violent and anxious ride through his own personal notions of our fragile and circumstantial existence through the themes of restraint, dissociation, loneliness and vulnerability."
1. Vexed - 03:242. Restraint - 06:333. Domestication - 03:124. Neighbourhood - 05:225. Ulterior - 08:126. Quelled - 02:317. Sequelae - 02:088. Communion - 05:11
Cover Art by Clara KellyAll tracks Produced, Mixed and Mastered by Adam Matschulat.
Matschulat – Ulterior
Desordem (portuguese for Disorder) was based on excerpts from my personal journal.“I've put together parts of my writings that mentioned lack of focus, the feeling of being unable to concentrate, the feeling of being unbalanced, and I created a narrative inspired by re-reading these entries, trying to compose around the nature of these mental states itself"
Cover design by Clara Kelly with typography by Victor Meira
Matschulat – Desordem
Stereo recording of quadraphonic audiovisual installation by Jockel Liess.
‘Bordun Chorus’ is a non-durational live-generative environment with no beginning, end, or in the traditional sense progression. It rather exists, for the time of its performance, in an ever-changing state of subtle transformation. The constantly renewing structure of the work thus defies repetition in favour of self-similarity, and strives towards the simplicity and impermanence inherent to natural organic environments. Within this approach resides the work’s transitory uniqueness of the moment.
Mastering by Adam Matschulat. Artwork features stills of the live generative video installation - designed by Victor Meira.
Bordun Chorus – Jockel Liess
Stereo recording of non-durational, live generative, quadraphonic sound and video installation by Jockel Liess.
Sculptural characteristics of the often site-specific work are composed to enhance and focus the experience of the time-based components into the surrounding environment, and to invite the viewer into the work, by eroding the boundaries between the audience and the installation.
Mastering by Adam Matschulat. Artwork features stills of the live generative video installation - designed by Victor Meira.license
Fluid Variations – Jockel Liess
Stereo recording of audiovisual installation by Jockel Liess.
"‘Ephemeral’ is an exploration of momentary music. It is an abstract current of pitch, timbre, texture and pulse, propelled by the passing of time. Both fleeting and eternal, the ebbing and swelling of its flow are an interwoven succession of transient events. Like an ever-renewing stream, it feels its path through its aesthetic terrain with the unpredictability of a living organism. In this search for its sound, its generative algorithm is boundary as well as behaviour. The base pitch of the entire arrangement, intervals and overtones, has the ability to shift. Its rising and falling thus creates fleeting layers of turbulence and small rivulets of dissonance within the otherwise harmonic flow of music."
Mastering by Adam Matschulat. Artwork features a still of the live generative video installation - designed by Victor Meira.license
Jockel Liess – Ephemeral
If we have retained an element of dream in our memories, if we have gone beyond merely assembling exact recollections, bit by bit the house that was lost in the mists of time will appear from out the shadow. We do nothing to recognize it; with intimacy it recovers its entity, in the mellowness and imprecision of the inner life. It is as though something fluid had collected our memories and we ourselves were dissolved in this fluid of the past’.(Bachelard 1994 : 57)
Mastering by Lawrence EnglishCover Design by Thion
Originally released by Somehow Recordings in July 2012Digitally reissued by Resterecords 2016
Vanishing Point – Luca Nasciuti
'Cutting the Stone' offers a reverie through dramatic soundscapes filled with detailed nuances to disorientated junctures made of meticulously composed field-recording collages. Permeated with anguish, it is a piercing meeting of noise, musique concrete and acousmatic work.
1. Garden (of earthly delights) - 08:102. Walls - 05:333. Benches - 05:594. 21 - 05:405. Cutting the Stone - 07:146. Claim your limbs - 07:40
Cover art by Clara KellyAll tracks Produced, Mixed and Mastered by Adam Matschulat.
Cutting the Stone – Matschulat