HLUK is topped off by an experiment featuring field recordings: Bariel & TMA, rlung, and Vision of 1994

HLUK is topped off by an experiment featuring field recordings: Bariel & TMA, rlung, and Vision of 1994

The series of musical/discourse events known as HLUK, which is put on by the musical platform AlterEcho, is finishing out its third edition in the club Bajkazyl Brno. For the musical section, the pair of Prague electronic musicians Bariel & TMA will perform a live set, as will the originally Russian experimental producer rlung and the ambient project Vision of 1994.

Per tradition, the evening begins at 19:00 with discourse, the topic of which will be financing the independent (musical and other) media. The debates guests will be Klotylda Marková from Deník Alarm, Michal Pařízek (Full Moon Magazine), and Zdeněk Neusar (frontman.cz). HLUK #3 was announced on 3 March 2022 in its partner club Bajkazyl Brno.

Bariel & TMA focus on interweaving electronic music with analogue synthesizers. The musician and producer Jakub Bariel (Méta Monde, YOGA Kolektiv) is joined in his alternate incarnation known as Bariel with the multimedia programmer and mage of music Tomáš Martínk (TMA), who also stood at the birth of the Prague community label Bad Names. From their joint live set, you can expect a flight through various genres – everything from ambient music with fragments of recordings from the urban environment to deep, pulsating beats and club music meant for dancing.

Iana Koroleva is an electronic music producer originally from the Russian city of Asbest whose musical creation primarily comes from ambient sub-genres and minimalism, although she isn’t hesitant to incorporate elements of noise or dense basses and beats. The post-club echoes that will arise from underneath the atmosphere surfaces of her nontemporary début will reflect her personal experience with the dynamic world of the South Taiwanese metropolis of Kaohsiung. This music was first published under the Czech label Secret press, specialising in “mind-changing ambient and meditative drones”. Her last record Seven Stones was released under the Florentine studio Biodiversità Records. She also draws from field recordings out of Japan, to which the concept of the entire album is connected.

The mysterious ambient electronic music hiding under the name Vision of 1994 is created by another musical identity of the producer and DJ known as Karel Průcha from Klatovy (formerly known as Silhoutte and Chik). He came up with the idea for this project after having listened to a track from the studio of his now home label, Harmless Youth, which encouraged him to create a remix in the style of 90s jungle music. His style continuously oscillates between broody, melancholic tracks where he uses field recordings and deep/acid techno in abundance.

As Silhouette, he released the album Lost in the Circle with Krmelec Recordings, as well as his second record Hůrka (from the label Dolec) by the end of 2021, which was inspired by an audio exploration of the Šumava countryside. For his last record, Concrete Memories (2020, Harmless Youth), he reflects on the “memories of his childhood and coming of age while striving to grasp the feelings of growing up in public housing estates.”

rlung / photo by Adriana Vancová

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