As source of sound Ferran Fages used radio receivers exclusively. It may seem that using various unconventional devices, often extremely amplified and processed, has become a staple of contemporary experimental music language.
"*Pèl Nord*", however, seems very fresh and certainly makes a new, intriguing chapter in the career of this composer. The dynamics of the record doesn't rely on a traditional patter of a quiet start, increasing drone and reverberating finale. Unhurriedly, it accustoms the listener to the changes in minute details so that the original source of sound soon becomes obscure and one forgets the playing time as well. Minimal and extended, these static compositions of unusual beauty based on vibrations and radio reverberations are obviously a result of physical properties of the untypical instrument, modulated by Ferran Fages with great care and precision, one might even say, virtuosity.
Ferran Fages is an improviser and composer from Barcelona, Spain.