Kora et le Mechanix – Excursin

  • Catalogue Number: ERA 101-2
  • EAN: 8594070331017
  • Release date: 13.04.2006
  • Limited edition of 1000 copies in digipak
  • (P)+(C) 2006 NEXT ERA s.r.o.

„...perfectly embody the genre and wander through wide-reaching breadths and depths on their sonic cosmodrome adventures.“
Petr Slabý, Rock & Pop, 3/2006

Tracklisting

  1. Stancija Volgograd 4:04
  2. Hammaguir 5:31  
  3. Pleseck 3:34  
  4. Vandenberg 3:56
  5. Woomera 3:20
  6. Svobodnyj 3:04
  7. Kagoshima (live) 7:14
  8. Tjuratam 6:59
  9. Kourou 6:16 
  10. San Marco (live) 7:37
Total Time: 51:59
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Live photography by Helena Kořánová.

Tracks 7 & 10 recorded live at Biosphere concert, Palác Akropolis, Prague, Czech Republic, 19. January 2006.

All tracks produced by Michal Kořán.

Composed and recorded by Filip Homola and Michal Kořán between April 2005 - March 2006 in Prague and Liberec, Czech Republic. Digitally mixed by Jaroslav Kořán and Filip Homola at Studio Pagoda.

Filip Homola: analog moduling synthesizer, laptop, vocoder
Michal Kořán: sampler, loops, electronics

24-BIT Digital Mastering by Karel Kourek at RA Studio, Prague, Czech Republic. http://www.rastudio.cz/

Biography and other releases

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Reviews

From VITAL WEEKLY / number 522 / week 16 :

"Although we came across the name Kora Et Le Mechanix on the compilation 'Out Of Place Artefacts' (see Vital Weekly 472), the music didn't make a lasting impression. Here they arrive again, this time with their debut album. Kora Et Le Mechanix are a duo of Michel Koran, who previously played in Richter Band and Zapomenuty orchestr Zeme snivcu and Filip Homola who worked with Die Archa and Znameni kruhu - none of which mean much to me actually. The list of instruments shows analog moduling synthesizer, laptop, vocoder, sampler, loops and electronics. Two of the tracks were recorded 'live at Biosphere concert', I assume when Kora Et Le Mechanix played the support act. This may also provide a clue as to what Kora Et Le Mechanix may sound like: ambient music but with a great sense of experimentalism. Things are mysterious, deep, atmospheric, but also there are far away nasty sounds to be detected that never take on a lead or a main role, but that firmly keeps this out of the hands of the new age monster. In terms of daring ambient music, Biosphere is most certainly an influence to account for, as-well as perhaps The Hafler Trio from a few years back. Ambient music is a dead end, that much is clear, but every now and then, new people occur on the scene and they seem to be doing a nice thing after all." (FdW)