KLASTÓS (REWORK EDTION)
CHEVEL | ALEV LENZ | MIDORI HIRANO | LARA SARKISSIAN
“Strada di Canizzano” - Sant'Angelo Church, Treviso (Italy)
Tomkins Square Park - NY (USA)
Uji, Kyoto (Japan)
San Francisco (USA)
‘Remixing Ginevra’s work and including her voice in my reworks has been pretty thrilling and come out quite fast and instinctive; what I wanted from the beginning was to create a strong contrast between her vocal tones and my more cold, synthetic and glossy sounds;
It’s something I always look for when I produce - giving a contrast of feelings - whether it is with opposite layers or some kind of questions and answers between elements and melodies.” _Chevel
WHY A REWORK?
During this very particular year, Ginevra Nervi understood that one of the most important things to her and to her creative process is creating special connections with other artists from all over the world, and Klastos talks exactly about the connection between everyone and everything.
The pandemic demonstrated perfectly, more than ever, how humans need to be connected to each other, how humans are not able to stay alone for long times and how this makes us vulnerable. We need to communicate and always interact with something new and different from our personal perspectives of things.
In this “rework project” I see exactly what the concept represents.
ARTWORK / GPS
I chose to stick in a code as a graphic element within the artwork that would stimulate the listener's curiosity. It looks like a coded message and some of it is. Copy and paste the location and you will find out.
Roussillon's Beigua GeoPark is the specific place from which I came up with the name of the record - Klastós.
The clastic sedimentary black rocks characterize an area of the natural park I am emotionally connected to. There's a visceral bond with these lands.
Over the years I have realized how much living in a "rural" dimension has greatly influenced my artistic path, my background, feeding my soul day by day.
I chose to gather all these feelings and show you a very special place for me, peeking from this virtual door.
I asked Dario (Chevel), Midori, Alev and Lara to do the same.
I really liked the idea of feeling closer to them, listening to their reworks, getting deep into their sound philosophy while I was watching the images of their "special places".
Once i obtained the geographic coordinates then, they were also inserted into the artwork graphics.
Anyone can go and search for those places and, perhaps, tune in more intimately with the artist.