Baumann, Franziska / Voice Sphere
Album: Voice Sphere   Collection:General
Artist:Baumann, Franziska   Added:Oct 2002

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2002-12-10 Pull Date: 2003-02-11 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Jan 26
Airplays: 1

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 30, 2010: On The Warpath
2. Jan 22, 2003: Strange Attractors
Sphere 2

Album Review
Reviewed 2002-12-15
Fraziska Baumann: Voice Sphere
Label: STV/ASM

This CD consists of a variety of manipulations of Baumann’s voice, ranging from soprano-like singing to wailing to deep guttural throat sounds. The vocals are laid over electro-acoustic experimental noises ranging from buzzes/clicks/mechanical sounds to water & rain. Try: 1,4,7,13.

1. vocal manipulations over electroacoustic noises – clicks, whirrs, buzzes
2. lot of wild vocal textures/collages – almost animal-like wails (bird calls)
3. guttural throat-y sounds & rainwater
4. storm of dramatic wailings & swirly electronics & wind-sounds
5. variety of vocal wailings set to minimal electroacoustic effects
6. lively vocal wails, screeches, throat tones echoing & bouncing
7. vocal wails set to crackling ice sounds
8. more actual singing here, a sort of slow melody, set to cold atmospheric spatial tones, gets wilder later on in track
9. starts w/ throat singing tones and gradually migrates to textured electronic noise
10. singing high notes & some water sounds
11. slow reciting of French/English poem
12. dramatic industrial/mechanical clashing sounds w/ vocals that range from singing to wailing
13. starts w/ big waves crashing, then water sounds, variety of singing & vocal improv

Track Listing
1. Where All the Frozent Things   7. Ice Breaks
2. Sphere 1   8. Drops
3. Inside   9. Eternal Ice
4. Blizzards   10. Over the Firn
5. Sphere 2   11. Poem
6. Sphere 3   12. Ice&Fire Plasma
  13. Appendix