Lips & Un Canto della Tonnara

by Hiele Martens

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about

Hiele Martens is the duo of Roman Hiele and Lieven Martens Moana.
Lips is a musical story about a Lord of Castle daydreaming about his favorite fetish... and other things. It has compositions created in the Worm studio (Rotterdam, Netherlands) on The Putney, ARP 2500, Serge et al; combined with our own midi, voice and other techniques. In eight short songs, we sing the Lord’s favors, whishes and fears. This record was originally released may 2017, in a currently sold out and limited edition of 300 records on Antwerp’s most lovely Ultra Eczema label.
As a special bonus track, we added a live recording from A Song Of The Tuna fishers, a concert we presented at the 'Saint John the Baptist at the Béguinage' church in Brussels may 2017, featuring Roman on electronics and voice, and Lieven on church organ. For this concert we interpreted a popular romantic story sung by Sicilian fishermen during the hoisting of the net in the “death chamber” or coppu. This coppu is a circle in the middle of the fishing boat were a huge net has been placed to catch the trapped tuna, and in which the imprisoned fish are finally harpooned to death.
Hiele and Martens, both living in Antwerp, recently recorded individually for labels as Ekster (BE), EM Records (JP) and Pacific City Sound Visions (US). They’re peforming solo concerts both in Belgium and worldwide quiet regularly. Hiele recently presented a work for electronics and soprano at De Singel in Antwerp.

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"But when you listen closer and more often, you start to notice that it’s not that random at all. That Lips is actually way more delicate. That’s it’s very well composed music. More in the line of Jaques Bekaert’s best work. A Summer Day At Stony Point comes to mind. Or Visions During Movement by JD Emmanuel. And yes, at times, this almost sounds like a mini opera.
But then again, by seeing this music as Musique Concrète, Modern Classical or opera, you would see this as 'serious work’, where it’s obviously the work of two goofs, meant in the best possible way. I mean: when I listen to this album, I can easily see two men with a beer in their hands, making fart jokes and doing silly impressions of common friends.
I don’t like to talk about music in terms of 'the best’ because music is not about competition. I leave that to sports. But what sports and music have in common is that it likes to move. And Lips moves. So I’m going to say it anyway: this is the best thing I’ve heard this year, so far." (Joeri Bruyninckx, It's Psychedelic Baby Magazine)

"人気のベルジャン・ニューウェイブ・アンビエント・レーベルEksterからリリースを重ねるRoman HieleとDOLPHIN INTO THE FUTUREことフィールドレコーディングの新風LIEVEN MARTENというアントワープのシュールなデュオによるコラボレーション作の到着。静寂になるサックス、鍵盤、フィールド・レコーディングがCARETAKERよりリアルな白昼夢の昇天を与えるシングルサイド・アルバム全9曲。" (Big Love Records)

"静かな丘の上に悠然とそびえ立つ宮殿。そこで生活する王子の人知れぬフェティシズム。そんな世界を電子音や環境音で描く現代音楽。ベルギーはアントワープで活動する二人の音楽家
Roman HieleとLieven Martensによる共作。高貴な空間の中に存在する安穏な日常と、その表裏一体にある狂気。音の感触はアンビエント的であるものの、ミュージカルやコンテンポラリーダンスなどの舞台芸術の映像と脳内でシンクロする。巧妙に仕掛けられた美しい単音の響きによって、想像力は無限に広がっていく。 " (Waltz)

"Roman Hiele driver bland annat skivetiketten Ekster där han släppt ett gäng bra skivor båda sina egna och andras. De tre samlingssskivorna de har släppt är riktigt bra, jag brukar tycka samlingsskivor är tråkiga men så är inte fallet här. Den här skivan har han spelat in tillsammans med en av mina husgudar Lieven Martens, och den är även utgiven på hans etikett Edicoes CN. Skivan består av nio spår på drygt trettio minuter, där den sista är tjugotvå minuter lång. Field recordings, små melodier på diverse instrument och en sång om fiskare framförd på italienska av Hiele (tror jag). Helt omöjligt att försöka beskriva musiken men den är förstås livsnödvändig." (Discreet Music)

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released May 15, 2018

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