FARCE

by Nazanin Noori

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.
    Purchasable with gift card

      name your price

     

  • limited edition cassette
    Cassette + Digital Album

    professionally dubbed type I cassettes with silkscreened j-cards using water-based ink on recycled paper.

    silkscreening by Mark Rice (Goatmother Industries).

    Includes unlimited streaming of FARCE via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Sold Out

1.
2.

about

A series of bleak, blustery scenes make up Nazanin Noori’s Farce. Noori, who also works as a theater director, conjures glacial storms and buzzing subterranean server farms on this album; but such scenes were far from the artist’s guiding narrative as it was being produced. The two tracks, clocking in at 80 minutes total, were envisioned as an enraged argument (or a "modular heartbreak") unfolding between two groups of people about a pothole in the road, told from the perspective of the road, and then the pothole.

This surreal, mundane plot device is nowhere to be found on Farce in any concrete way. And this is intentional. Noori, inspired by Artaud's concept of the theatre of cruelty, wants listeners to develop their own sensorial world separate from the musician's. When not darkly ambient, the tracks are full of drama and whimsy, as if a spotlight is following a character along a wayward path, into the hands of fate. The emotional hooks in the sound include a sense of desperate desolation, optimistic reprieve, and of course, the sense that ritual repetition is both a curse and a blessing—but they resist obvious imagery. Exactly what kinds of characters or settings get hung on the album's scaffolding is up to the audience. Listening with a hi-fi sound-system is highly recommended.

Nazanin Noori is an Iranian artist living and working in Berlin, Germany. Her work includes theater and radio play direction, music, and text. She focuses on atmospheric narratives in sound, and works to overcome cultural reliance on sentiment by making dramatic adaptations of non-dramatic texts. She studied theater, film and media sciences at Goethe University in Frankfurt and worked at Deutsches Theater and Schauspiel Hannover. She currently selects Acid Folk for POMP, a sound scenario series on Retreat Radio, and is an artist-in-residence at the Young Academy of the Arts in Berlin.

credits

released August 25, 2020

mastering :: Martijn Comes

all proceeds to Afrorack (Chicago, IL, USA) - www.afrorack.org

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

enmossed Unorganized Territory Of South O, Maine

focused on contemporary sound && growth :: hand-constructed out of recycled materials :: all proceeds to positive endeavors

DISTRIBUTORS ::

JAPAN :: tobirarecords.com
++
www.art-into-life.com

UK//EU :: linktr.ee/Industrialcoast

RUSSIA :: stellage.store/search?q=enmossed

KOREA :: instagram.com/ROPEEDITIONS
... more

contact / help

Contact enmossed

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code

Report this album or account

If you like FARCE, you may also like: