Sounds exist, hooved and dappled, in the wild.
After good quality analogue tape recorders became available in the 1940s, some people in France started recording natural sounds and musical sounds, then arranging them into planned combinations, sequences, and rhythmic patterns, often adding distortion, to create artistic works.
These works, known as Musique Concrète, formed part of the inspiration for DJ and producer Pikun’s three-track EP ‘Apofenia’, which is out now on Point Blank Music.
A trained drummer inspired by jazz greats Brian Blade and Jack Dejohnette as well as heavy metal drummers such as Igor Cavalera, Pikun used the Musique Concrète approach to record some of the sounds used in his EP. Looking beyond traditional percussion, native Argentinian Pikun recorded sounds made by striking objects such as a vase and a water glass, in the Camaronbrujo Musica studio in Buenos Aires.
Pikun, who is currently studying the International Music Production & Sound Engineering Diploma at Point Blank said: “Since childhood my way of expression has been music. I devoted myself to studying drums, playing in orchestras and different band projects. Over the years my passion for percussion and rhythms led him to dive into the electronic world and synthesis.”
Describing how he created the EP’s deep, sharp and eclectic house sound, Pikun said: “I used powerful rhythmic bases, recorded drum sounds and sharp percussion, a Moog and a piano.”
‘Delia’ is named for English composer and musician and Musique Concrète creator Delia Derbyshire, who is best known for her electronic realisation of Ron Grainer’s theme music for Doctor Who.
In the track Pikun samples part of Derbyshire’s 45-minute long 1964 collaboration with Barry Bermange called The Dreams, which pairs a collection of spliced interviews with people describing their dreams with a creepy electronic soundtrack created by Derbyshire.
Apofenia’s other tracks ‘Zebra’ and ‘Pandemon’ compliment ‘Delia’ while exploring Pikun’s interest in Detroit techno and progressive house.
Pikun, who’s now based in London, plans to release two further EPs – ‘Anemal’ and ‘Oseaan’ – this year that will be more deep and tech house. He also plans to continue DJing for monthly techno party throwers Wallmapu.
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