X-NAVI:ET 'Dead City Voice' LP
"Dead City Voice" is the second vinyl album by Rafał Iwański aka X-Navi:Et(of HATI, Voices of the Cosmos, KAPITAL, Innercity Ensemble fame). It's the follow-up to acclaimed "Soundtracks for the Dying Moments" LP released on Instant Classic last year. It contains 6 new electroacoustic compositions recorded from 2010 to 2013.
The theme of the city has appeared in the modern art territory quite a few
times before. Wim Wenders, a cult German director, once said that "thecity shapes people, leaves its stigma on them and deforms them to its own likeness." Murray Schafer, a Canadian composer, while working on the
concept of "soundscape", claimed that many of the surrounding sonic
incidents infiltrates the music of our times. Following the footsteps of
Charles Baudelaire among others, urban artists, Rafał Iwański and Ewa
Bińczyk, replayed the city, penetrated its spirit and echoed it in their
activities. Telling the city by means of sound and vision is becoming an
inward journey as well.
Inside the cover one can also find the literary text by Dariusz Brzostek
(Ph.D. at the University of Toruń, Poland) - a literari, anthropologist
and music journalist who has collaborated with many magazines, such as
Glissando, Trans/Wizje, Antena Krzyku, Teksty Drugie, Magazyn Fragile.
Visually the album is of the highest value. The gatefold cover is adorned
with works by Ewa Bińczyk. Additionally, a special edition of 33 copies
will include genuine intaglio prints signed by the author making it a true
The album was released by Zoharum in collaboration with Eter Records, a
label set up by Rafał Iwański to release music by his projects X-Navi:Et,
HATI, Voices of the Cosmos in digital and analogue formats.
The album is released in a gatefold cover in a strictly limited edition of