Excerpt from Ptičji Mozak
The presented material is an auditory stream of 4 compositions – a segment of the recent sound work by the audiovisual artist, poet and linguist Blaž Božič, released under alias SsmKOSK in the form of an album by Zvočni Prepihi record label in 2018.
Inter alia, it serves to exemplify his creative methods dealing with semantic multiplicity of music genre fusion, topologically specific to post-transitional Eastern Europe soundscape, most noticeably – turbo-folk. During the process of critical observation of the latter and working in the field of contemporary electronic music and sound art, the artist developed conceptually intricate techniques of working with sound, which further accelerate genre fusion by juxtaposing various found samples and usage of classical and non-classical instruments alongside spoken word, circuit bent equipment (guitar pedals, portable CD and VHS players, drum machine, etc.) and DSP tools for medium reconfiguration.
photo by: Blaž Božič