why we love this
Realm is a collection of haunting soundscapes that aim to surprise and throw you off balance. Get ready to walk the untroddden path and encounter all the wonderful subtle noises around you, magnified in the most intriguing way. The whole record is a journey, with every turn bringing new aural discoveries.
about the record
Realistic Monk is a performance project from Carl Stone in collaboration with artist and composer Miki Yui.
Carl Stone is one of the pioneers of live computer music and has been composing electro-acoustic music almost exclusively since 1972. The Village Voice has famously hailed him as ‘the king of sampling’. Miki Yui is an artist and composer who develops pieces of music, drawings and sound installations that start from a perception of the faintest sounds and noises and subtly reference existents.
Over the course of five pieces, they focus on small sounds, often at the edge of perception, aiming at a deeper listening and perception of their musical stance and technique. Soundscapes that play with enchantment and disenchantment, emerging out of voices, noises and field recordings and acoustic feedback, their work is as subtle as it is fearless.
Realm’s play with musical and other signifiers make the album into a highly relevant and even outspoken take on electronic music today.