** Edition of 300 ** Argos and audioMER are honoured to announce the release of a new LP; Seemingly Still with music by Laszlo Umbreit, Sirah Foighel Brutmann & Eitan Efrat featuring the Ramirez Brothers. The cover artwork contains details of Miroir Seb Fragile!, a 16mm film by Sirah Foighel Brutmann and Eitan Efrat, made in memory of cinematographer Sébastien Koeppel (1971–2013). The track Miroir Séb Fragile! is played live by the Tel-Aviv based group The Ramirez Brothers. Uzi, Sefi and KitKit Rarmirez who have developed a cult following in the Tel Aviv music scene, are recorded here in an improvised two-day recording session in Beursschouwburg, Brussels. Starting from a stereo recording of a 16mm film projector showing the film Miroir Seb Fragile! Laszlo Umbreit created the track Seemingly Still, at times sounding like a shamanistic ritual. Sirah Foighel Brutmann and Eitan Efrat (both °1983 in Tel Aviv) have been working in collaboration for several years and are creating works in the audiovisual field.
Sirah and Eitan’s practice focuses on the performative aspects of the moving image. In their work they aim to mark the spatial and durational potentialities of reading of images – moving or still; the relations between spectatorship and history; the temporality of narratives and memory and the material surfaces of image production. The collaboration between Laszlo, Eitan and -Sirah have been developing since 2008, in their first film project collaboration Printed Matter. Eitan and Laszlo also have an instrumental drums-electronics duo called “Rhh”. Laszlo Umbreit (°1986) is a Belgian sound designer and musician based in Brussels. Laszlo’s work is anchored in sound research yet usually dialogues with the moving image, whether as present or absent. His musical practice mixes improvisation on electronic instruments, field recordings and a long meticulous editing and mixing process of sonic materials.