mutaHERTZ : Fantastic Planetscapes (ARGREC25)
Just in time for Halloween, Argali Records is proud to release “Fantastic Planetscapes” by mutaHERTZ, which is the collaborative effort of Jack Hertz (jackhertz.com) and I.v.Martinez (trivm.bandcamp.com). Also featuring artwork by surrealist photographer/artist Ivan Vaclavik (www.vaclavik.eu), “Fantastic Planetscapes” is a heavy, spaced-out exploration into the depths of the stars, influenced by the 1973 movie “Fantastic Planet” (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fantastic_Planet).
Inspired by the film’s soundtrack by Alain Goraguer and sound effects by Jean Guérin, Jack Hertz created a series of analog synth recording for use in collaborative efforts. These elements were then further remixed and processed by I.v.Martinez into the finished result. Thus the listener is thrust into vast and swiftly evolving soundscapes reminiscent of the vistas of unimaginable alien worlds and the strange intelligence that may populate them. An unsettling, yet meditative experience.
The Tapegerm page for the “Fantastic Planetscapes”, featuring further information and the samples utilized in this project, can be found here (tapegerm.com/jack-hertz/projects/9/fantasic-planetscapes). Per the projects stipulation, this album is being released under a Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US.
Music for Draags AND Oms.
This is ARGREC25.
This one’s for you.
released 31 October 2014
Source Tracks/Mastering: Jack Hertz
Artwork: Ivan Vaclavik