Abandoned Audio Online Release: Metamachine

Berlin based label Abandoned Audio has released the results of a very interesting collaboration between european electronic artists and tokyo based fine artists including Atsushi Koyama and Macoto Murayama. The style of this project is marked by blueprint and architectal-like paintings of mechanical and organic structures for example lenses, eyes and flowers. The musical part features artists like Echoton and Pachyderme whose contributions are beautiful pieces characterized by aphoristic down-tempo rhythms  and atmospheric glitch structures. A very interesting combination between visual and auditive aspects of both art forms:

„Abandoned Audio and Toyko based Frantic Gallery join forces to present Metamachine, a series of audio/visual works and their research into the collaborative possibilities between electronic music and contemporary art. International musicians working with a vast range of techniques from field recordings to algorithmically programmed sound textures meet Japanese artists active in the field of oil painting and digital art. The results of this cooperation are 6 video works that will be presented online as well as showcased in art exhibitions taking place in Singapore, Berlin and Tokyo during 2014. The aim and triggering point of this project derives from the urge to understand the possibilities of the collaboration between fine arts and (contemporary / electronic) music. The idea behind Metamachine is not only to create audio/visual pieces, but also research different ways of combining sound and images influenced by two different artistic fields and cultures.“

The tracks can be downloaded here for free. I also recommend to check out the videos for a complete impression of the concept: