Gorge du Dades, Merzouga (Morocco), Phu Quoc (Vietnam), Katugoda, Mirissa, Yala (Sri Lanka), Bratislava (Slovakia), Viengkeo (Laos)
Poznova is based on several field recordings taken between 2015 and 2019, and on the set played by Kordík at Café OTO in London on July 4th 2019. This was later assembled into 6 simple compositions with no overlaid sounds.
The release focuses on sounds recorded during different times of a single day; starting with morning sounds and finishing with the sounds of the approaching night time.
The title Poznova is an interplay between the words ‘Po’ (after) and ‘Znova’ (again). It’s about rebirth, repetition, and imperfection.
Listening to these field recordings, outside of their ‘original habitat’, one can focus more on the rhythms they actually create. These imperfect repetitions guide us and everything else they engage with throughout space and time, with no differentiation between organic, inorganic, human, and animal.
Daniel Kordík is one of the founding members of Bratislava’s Urbsounds Collective and a member of many other musical and cultural initiatives in London and Bratislava. With Edward Lucas he co-runs London based label Earshots Recordings, which focuses on free improvisation and field recordings. Kordík works predominantly as an improvisor, a field recordist, and a member of the electronic duo Jamka.
released June 19, 2020
Cover photo by Daniel Kordík
Recorded by Daniel Kordík