Diaz-Infante, Ernesto / Civilian Life
Album: Civilian Life   Collection:General
Artist:Diaz-Infante, Ernesto   Added:Feb 2012
Label:Pax Recordings  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-02-18 Pull Date: 2012-04-21 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Apr 22 Mar 25 Mar 18 Feb 26
Airplays: 1 3 6 4

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 20, 2013: minimum entropy
Easy To Disappear Into This Fog
4. Mar 22, 2012: Maximum Entropy II
Yerba Buena
2. Apr 16, 2012: Bridal Moments
Yerba Buena
5. Mar 21, 2012: Maximum Entropy
Shellacking The Sidewalk
3. Mar 22, 2012: Part III: Maximum Atrophy
La Casa Encendida
6. Mar 17, 2012: Catharsis - St. Paddy's night
Memories, Like Clouds

Album Review
D. Cannibal
Reviewed 2012-02-15
One of the performers at our 2012 Day of Noise, Diaz-Infante is a multi-instrumental sound artist whose work has gained him international acclaim. He’s a pro, let’s leave it at that. The praise is well-deserved, as there is no aspect of avant-garde bizarreness that he doesn’t master. The songs here range from meditative, resonating drones to atonal-yet-beautiful melodic wanderings. Guitar string scrapings, cassette hiss, a ritualistic yet free-form contempt for all harmonic logic—this is sure to please late-night DJs immensely. RIYL: The Talking Book, Matt Davignon, LA Lungs
FCC Clean. My picks: 3, 4, 6, 11

1. Field recording of the train arriving to Embarcadero station
2. Looped sawing noise and distant satellite blipping
3. Slowly expanding resonance; echoing (maybe guitar?) buzzing; the sound a basement makes when it is sad
4. A gorgeous trickle of tones tumbling over each other. Some of the chiming is monotonous, other tones vary throughout
5. Wind chimes. Very brief track.
6. Dark, foreboding synth drone with some echoing clutter
7. Lush, hovering tones and repetitive stringed instrument strumming, not much variation but interesting textures
8. A few forgotten ominous chords barely suggested, wandering about in obscurity
9. Lilting and directionless bell tones, modest weirdness
10. Gradual crescendo of cyclical strings
11. Sounds like a prepared piano slowly falling apart. Beautiful.
12. Tinny backpack guitar chord strumming, distant and very repetitive with some gaping void-like ambient slowly emerging
13. Brief string plunking
--Diego A

Track Listing
1. Welcome To San Francisco   7. Palais Ideal
2. Sun Hypnotic I   8. Memories, Like Clouds
3. Easy To Disappear Into This Fog   9. Jt
4. Yerba Buena   10. La Casa Encendida
5. A Gentle Reminder   11. Shellacking The Sidewalk
6. The Morning Sun Pours Through The Window   12. The Pedestrian Tunnel At The Conservatory Of Flowers
  13. Small Halo