eerohz: philos φιλία
◊ as charles baudelaire said, ‘a man who only drinks water is hiding some secret from his fellow men’ and we all know that ‘we cannot go down twice the same river’, heraclitus dixit, thus different paths taken ◊
1 ◊ eerohz & ma shi mi ◊ ‘a most secret heresy [uncovered]’ (10:47 minutes) ◊ written & produced by ma shi mi & eerohz @ the naked lizard lounge, january 2012 and february 2013 ◊ additional mix @ ma shi mi bedroom ◊ (c)+(p) 2013 catalogue of wonders (arts) ~ the copyright in these sound recordings is owned by ma shi mi & eerohz under exclusive license to catalogue of wonders (arts) & ku editions (paris) ◊ ‘he says we should make our investigation, not by mixing colours as painters do, but by comparing the rays that are reflected’ (derek jarman, in chroma) ◊
2 ◊ eerohz & matteo marchisano-adamo ◊ ‘melodic & percussive’ (06:20 minutes) composed, produced & performed by benjamin silva-pereira & matteo marchisano-adamo ◊ matteo marchisano-adamo: prepared piano, recorded at the nhw studio in burbank (r.i.p.) , ca, usa ◊ benjamin silva-pereira: samples & timpani, recorded @ the naked lizard lounge, london ◊ (c)+(p) 2013 catalogue of wonders (arts) ~ the copyright in these sound recordings is owned by matteo marchisano-adamo & eerohz under exclusive license to catalogue of wonders (arts) ◊ ‘the coffins are shut into little lateral caverns, each containing eight or ten bodies. When a year is passed, the coffin is opened and the mummy removed: a hideous, convulsed, bearded mummy which seems to cry aloud as though tormented by unbearable pain’ (guy de maupassant)
◊ 3 ◊ eerohz & phirnis ◊’ arkhenasis’ (12:48 minutes) ◊ composed & produced by phirnis & eerohz during 2012 in darmstadt and london ◊ (c)+(p) 2013 catalogue of wonders (arts) ~ the copyright in these sound recordings is owned by phirnis & eerohz under exclusive license to catalogue of wonders (arts) ◊ ‘in fact, said austerlitz, i have never owned a clock in my life, a bedside watch, let alone a wristwatch. a clock has always struck me as something ridiculous, a thoroughly mendacious object, perhaps because i have always resisted the power of time out of some internal compulsion which i myself have never understood, keeping myself apart from so-called current events in the hope, as i now think that time will not pass away, that i can turn back and go behind it, and there i shall find everything as it once was, or more precisely i shall find that all moments of time ha co-existed simultaneously, in which case none of what history tells us would be true, past events have not yet occurred but are waiting to do so at the moment we think of them, although that, of course, opens up the bleak prospect of ever-lasting misery and never-ending anguish.’ (w.g. sebald, in austerlitz) ◊
4 ◊ eerohz & synopsis decay ◊ ‘831 ways to die [pleasure]’ (10:24) ◊ written & produced by marcello dirks & eerohz @ the naked lizard lounge 2009 ◊ (c)+(p) 2013 catalogue of wonders (arts) ~ the copyright in these sound recordings is owned by synopsis decay & eerohz under exclusive license to catalogue of wonders (arts) ◊
φιλία ~ philos
means brotherly love, "affectionate regard, friendship," usually "between equals."
It is a dispassionate virtuous love, a concept developed by Aristotle. In his best-known work on ethics, Nicomachean Ethics, philia is expressed variously as loyalty to friends, family, and community, and requires virtue, equality, and familiarity. Furthermore, in the same text philos denotes a general type of love, used for love between family, between friends, a desire or enjoyment of an activity, as well as between lovers.
This album as originally released on 15 March 2013.
released December 12, 2015
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