Genre/Influences: Experimental, abstract.
Background/Info: Mexican artist Israel Martinez is what we might call a sound artist. He has released numerous productions over the past ten years. “Pausa” is a selection of 6 tracks that were composed during the past six years.
Content: The sound universe of this artist is clearly based upon experimentation. He used field recordings and clearly enjoys manipulating sounds and noises. It sometimes results in short ambient passages built up with industrial sounds, but it mainly remains an abstract sonic collage.
+ + + : “Pausa” is the kind of work you have to discover while assisted by a visual performance. And that’s precisely the purpose of the author. This way his creation becomes complementary with another artistic form, finally resulting in a wider artistic dimension. This is an album that will appeal for lovers of truly minimal experimental music.
– – – : Some productions don’t have the same impact without a visual source and that’s what I’m missing when listening to “Pausa”.
Conclusion: “Pausa” is a sonic puzzle made with noises and improvised sound treatments. It’s an extreme experience in sound!
Best songs: “Delava”, “Exorcizios Meditatio Sonus II”.