Corporeal by Roarke Menzies, released 07 April 2016 1. For Vinyl-Covered Stages 2. Flicker Film 3. Behind the Curtain 4. Apparatus or Caress 5. Escape Artist 6. The Wake 7. Hum What sets this collection apart. A singularly haunting and evocative electro-acoustic trip.
Roarke Menzies - Forget My Fate Shapes, 2015 07:54. Roarke Menzies - Man in the Mylar Shapes, 2015 02:11. Roarke Menzies - Music for Spatial Shift Shapes, 2015 13:58. Roarke Menzies - Hum Corporeal, 2016 01:58. Roarke Menzies - Apparatus Revisited, Pt. I Apparatus Revisited, 2016 03:17. Roarke Menzies - Breath's Length Breath's Length, 2017 16:00. Roarke Menzies - The Wake Corporeal, 2016 06:41. Roarke Menzies - Sew Apparatus Revisited, 2016 06:55. Roarke Menzies - The Escape Apparatus Revisited, 2016 12:30.
Roarke Menzies - Apparatus Revisited, Pt. II 02:15. III 08:19. IV 04:28. Roarke Menzies - Sew 06:55. Roarke Menzies - The Escape 12:30. Roarke Menzies - Vocal Threads 13:42. Shapes - Roarke Menzies. Breath's Length - Roarke Menzies. Corporeal - Roarke Menzies.
Roarke Menzies - Those Pretty Lights 06:00. Roarke Menzies - Music for Spatial Shift 13:58. Roarke Menzies - Drones for La Monte Young 03:54. Roarke Menzies - Forget My Fate 07:54. Roarke Menzies - Man in the Mylar 02:11. Roarke Menzies - Pulse Inflections 02:51. Apparatus Revisited - Roarke Menzies.
Roarke Menzies describes his new record "Corporeal" as "a series of musical collages that consider the repetitive, hypnotic acts of the body in performance, as well as the storied, figurative romance – utopian and fatal – between human and machine. danjoseph2y ago. Excellent program Roarke! roarkemenzies2y ago. Thanks, Dan!
|A1||For Vinyl-Covered Stages|
|A3||Behind The Curtain|
|B1||Apparatus Or Caress|
Notes“What sets this collection apart... is the quietly insistent energy of these hypnotic loops and drones... We are left in the end with the human voice... Menzies’s impassive groans and coos trailing off into a bed of scrambled echoes, at last unhindered and alone... A singularly haunting and evocative electro-acoustic trip.”
— Foreign Accents
“The pulses are that of flesh and blood and ungainly human step... Muffled beats, fleshy contractions of muscle, rumbles of feet hurrying across the floor... It's all veins and wires, motors and lungs... the sounds of corporeal impact that persist.”
“Menzies... combine[s] found and created sounds with mysterious vocals to create atmospheric aural adventures that come alive with the rattle and hum of real life.”
— This Week In New York
A voice echoes down an audio cable. A sewing machine is cranked by human hands. Fists pound and beat on a sheet of steel.
A blank hard drive – no memories, just structure, architecture, an empty page – is marked with human data: mouth... more
All tracks composed, performed, produced, recorded & mixed by Roarke Menzies.
Sincerest thanks to Juliana Cerqueira Leite, Paul Rome, Drew Shimomura, Rose Servis, Michelle Mola, Jack Ferver, Adam Barruch, Sue Bernstein, my wonderful, supportive family, and everyone who listened to earlier versions of this album and offered their invaluable feedback.