recorded live at next dog studio
music: stefan panea
noise: marius costache
mixing and artwork: marius costache
Environments is a Bucharest (Romania) based experimental ensemble and is primarily Stefan Panea’s project.
All of the tracks are based around his compositions which are further reconstructed, distorted through guitar amps and re-recorded live with help from Alex “Para” Ghita on the drums and Marius Costache on effects and noise shaping.
The project is already on its second release, both albums keeping a free way of working without any constraint usually associated with classical bands and without any interest in structures involving verses, refrains and choruses.
The shape of the sound is given by the attempt of recreating the atmosphere and the vibe from the creation of the material itself and the tracks are inspired by childhood memories, moments, books and places far away from the crowded Bucharest.
Both albums are recorded at Next Dog Studio, a studio placed 40 km outside Bucharest in a quiet area next to the Mostiştea river.
“The echoes of the overcrowded city behind us and the silence of the open field ahead of us, these are the sounds of nostalgia for environments once lost or never to be found. “
released April 17, 2012
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