Panospria (Ca)

The following releases are released through Panospria, curated by Constantine Katsiris.

Through Triple Glass (2015)

pan_089A contemplative look through three different lenses on personal aesthetics and influences in electronic music. No answers, just questions. Notes Tale of Juno-60: Kitsch is a low-brow style of mass-produced art or design using popular or cultural icons. Kitsch generally includes unsubstantial or gaudy works or decoration, or works that are calculated to have popular appeal. The concept of kitsch is applied to artwork that was a response to the 19th-century art with aesthetics that convey exaggerated sentimentality and melodrama. For Beginner Piano: The original piano piece that was written in the summer of 2013. Haarlem was empty. I spent day after day going to the bar and come home and compose this piece which had the restriction that the total had to be composed of a single piano fragment. Added was the lush noise of the roaring sun. School of Film: The heroic character of the epic film, nostalgic vintage soundtracks for the masses. Cinematic overdrives. The bunch over poppy nostalgia felt over composing for film classes, Conservatory of Amsterdam, a long long time ago Artwork by Clinton Hayden. Written 2013 in Haarlem. Mastered 2015 at Immovable Substance. Gratitude: Fani Konstantinidou, Clinton Hayden, Constantine Katsiris, Dimitris Papadatos, Corinna Triantafyllidis, Tobias C. van Veen.
Shoutouts: Chad Mossholder, Joost Verhagen, Hessel Veldman, Marie Guilleray, Bjarni Gunnarsson, Bob Rusche, Bevin Kelley.

Those Who Know Do Not Speak, Those Who Speak Do Not Know (2012)

All songs composed and programmed by Martijn Comes during 2011 & 2012, except for: Piano Red, composition by N. Chatzopoulou; A Snowy Evening, composition by F. Poulenc
Album artwork by Jack Duckworth:

review from Disquiet:

From Martijn Comes comes Those Who Know Do Not Speak, Those Who Speak Do Not Know, released last month on the long-running Panospria netlabel. Among an impressive variety of slow works that range from low-key rhythmic invention (the percussively erratic “Thinking Machine”) to field recordings (the lovely “A Misty Morning”) is a cover of a piece by French composer Francis Poulenc, “A Snowy Evening”. To hear the occasionally maudlin-sounding work reconfigured as a drone-like slurry brings to mind the ambient adaptation that Brian Eno performed on his Discrete Music album (Three Variations on the Canon in D Major by Johann Pachelbel).

Den Haag (2010)



All tracks composed by Martijn Comes in The Hague, NL – 2008/2009
Mastered in 2010

Thanks: My beautiful dad who just passed on. My mom. My brother. Ric, Greg, Niels, Nicoleta, Marjon, Ilse, Constantine, Freida, Shane, the Headroom School (you know who you are).