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Review

Ariel Kalma is the kind of musician that collectors live their lives to find at the bottom of a dollar record bin, and the kind who fellow musicians hope to become. He is a composer who worked on the periphery of a fringe movement, whose early adherents have recently seen an explosion in popularity...

- Vivian Hua, redefinemag.com

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Reviews of some of Ariel Kalma's albums
& interviews

 

We Know Each Other Somehow - CDs and LPs

An Evolutionary Music - CDs and LPs

Open Like A Flute - CDs and LPs

Osmose - CD and LP

Le Temps des Moissons - CD and LP

Chillout India - CD

Spirit Dancer - CD

Reallusions - CD

 

Review of Ariel Kalma's work

Liberation by Olivier Lamm (French)

Le Temps des Moissons (1975)
Peu de disques publiés à compte d’auteur ont acquis un statut aussi vénérable que celui-ci.....
Interfréquence (1980)
Chef-d’œuvre a minima, Interfrequence n’avait pas vocation à trouver la gloire, puisque ses vignettes n’ont pas été enregistrées pour un label commercial mais pour le catalogue du label d’illustration Editions Montparnasse 2000.....
An Evolutionary Music Original Recordings : 1972 - 1979 (2014)
Compilée à partir de plusieurs dizaines d’heures d’enregistrements personnels, cette anthologie d’inédits fait curieusement un parcours très complet dans la jeunesse musicale de Kalma.....
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Interviews with Ariel Kalma

Redefinemag.com by Vivian Hua

Ariel Kalma is the kind of musician that collectors live their lives to find at the bottom of a dollar record bin, and the kind who fellow musicians hope to become. He is a composer who worked on the periphery of a fringe movement, whose early adherents have recently seen an explosion in popularity, despite spending the last few decades in relative obscurity. In his youth, Kalma traveled the world experimenting with a vast array of instruments and genres, from free jazz and minimalism to experimental electronic music, fusing them into a completely unique sound that was all his own from the beginning. - More...

The New Noise by Emilio Mannari e Maurizio Inchingoli (Italian)

Viaggio nelle viscere della terra Le musiche dal mondo di Ariel Kalma
Approcciarsi alla musica dell’artista francese, di stanza in Australia da tempo, è operazione che richiede con tutta probabilità un trascorso di un certo tipo, poi spiegheremo meglio perché. Intanto va detto che, pure grazie all’italiana Black Sweat Records (Al Doum & The Faryds, Maurizio Abate, J.D. Emmanuel), ci è stata data la possibilità di conoscere meglio l’opera di un avventuriero che di storie da raccontare ne ha parecchie, così l’intervista più sotto può venire in nostro soccorso. - More...

Coolaboration with Ariel Kalma

New Age Rising – a collective illumination compiled by Frosty

Reviews of concerts

New York - Experimental electronic musician Ariel Kalma collaborated with Robert Lowe

Ariel and Robert wrapped up a short tour in support of  their "FRKWYS 12" album, hitting NYC on August 8 at Artists Space Books & Talks, a show that was presented byIssue Project Room. Lowe's hauntingly processed vocals combined perfectly with Kalma's multi-instrumental accompaniment (keys, programming, sax and more) into a transportive whole that had the room pindrop quiet. Pictures from this rare performance are in this post. More...

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New York - musicandliterature.org

Together the two explore and update some of the major musical developments from the last four decades or so—from drone and ambient music, so-called "world" music, and aspects of free jazz and New Age to intercultural, improvised minimalism and ideas taken from musique concrète and acousmatic production. But equally meaningfully, in the face of this bewildering melange of currents and styles, they also shine a light on the immediacy of the creative process, illumining the systems working through us as a group, connecting us, binding us, generating something out of us. Chaining us together through overlapping rings of experience, partnership could be seen as a systemic spiritual unfurling. In the realm of musical collaboration, it could yield interesting results. "Multiversal" musician and sonic thinker Ariel Kalma shares a space and an experience with Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, otherwise known asLichens. Together and in the live setting, their music becomes something more akin to biomass. Every note, every sound, every idea starts with a well-defined gesture, distinct to both of the performers; eventually well-formed soundscapes bubble to the surface and spill over. More...

Robert Ariel

 

Vancouver - Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe & Ariel Kalma at Ukranian Cultural Centre