as a child, i maintained an irrational hatred of fungi. i didn’t like the way the ones that grew in my backyard crumbled when i gripped them in my tiny fists. i didn’t like the way the ones i was fed tasted. they contained traits of both meat and vegetables while still remaining a third entity. they were difficult for me to place. they disrupted the binary narrative of nature i was taught, one of fauna’s perpetual domination over his flora.
these qualities are the things i currently value most in fungi. i won’t call them a disruptive force because man’s categories are subordinate to them and not the other way around. the surface is one part of earth. below us is an infinitely large civilization ruled by worms and fungi. they expand and intermingle. each fungi is a system of references to itself. they have flesh, but they aren’t meaty.
it is not enough to give these things jobs, houses, and clothes. our respect towards flora only extends as far as we are able to enjoy its forests and rivers. there will never be a reserved space specifically dedicated to fungi growth in america comparable to its national parks because it would be inhospitable to humans.
it is not the fault of the fungi that it oozes when i crush it. it is not the fault of the fungi that it is unappetizing. there is no fault. there’s only me in my backyard.”
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“Returning for his fourth venture on the label, one of our oldest flagbearers Simon Mann presents: 3thical Plant Experiments – Equatorial Visions. A new bearing on Mann’s workflow, the 3PE project represents an unmistakable pivot in terms of sound design and production, turning from the more witching, dubby sounds of his namesake alias to something more humid, thermal, and organic in tone.
Describing the three tracks on Equatorial Visions perfectly, the EP vaults between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn, as if to sail through the warm air that sits above the equator. They are lively, animated, and sonically pleasing through and through.
I guess what we’re saying is that these tracks are a delight to listen to; a welcome new chapter in Mann’s artistry. As if we need to say it again, this release and all others on the CVU series are free to download straight from Soundcloud. Float away at your leisure!”
“Monofónicos Netlabel inicia la temporada 2022 presentando un disco en su línea experimental, con la participación de uno de los proyectos experimentales más importantes de la ciudad: Therap.
Integration es un álbum con un sonido accesible y poderoso donde podemos relajarnos y viajar en una preciosa y suave armonía de sonidos entrelazados que se dejan arrastrar por pads y atmósferas puramente etéreas. Sonidos leves, bases simples, pero en composición con una gran estructura de beats y ritmos que demuestra la complejidad de un sonido único, el sonido al que Therap nos tiene acostumbrados con su estilo limpio cargado de ambientes oscuros, pero con pequeñas linternas que iluminan una electrónica mental.”
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