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Roman Leykam | Frank Mark
»The Detection of Slowness«
Feb 2016 · 14 Tracks · 73:58 Min.

DVD FMA 1501
UPC 889211678907

»The Detection of Slowness« stellt das erste Musikfilmprojekt von Roman Leykam und Frank Mark dar. Mit der Wechselwirkung aus Bild und Ton geben sie dem Publikum die Möglichkeit, die aufbauende Kraft der Ruhe und die Fähigkeit zur Muße neu zu entdecken. Auszeit vom Alltag, Rückbesinnung und das Widerstehen des Drangs nach 'immer schneller' und 'immer besser' bilden den Kontext dieses Werks.

part 1 ... part 14:
[1] 5:30 [2] 6:06 [3] 4:11 [4] 4:57 [5] 2:51 [6] 5:55 [7] 4:38 [8] 5:28 [9] 5:34 [10] 6:09 [11] 5:09 [12] 5:23 [13] 4:54 [14] 6:19;

Music recorded and mixed 2013/2014 in the studio of Roman Leykam.
Filmed by Frank Mark and Roman Leykam.
Photos by Roman Leykam.
Artwork by Frank Mark and Roman Leykam.
Premastered 2014/2015 in the studio of Frank Mark.
Final mastering 2015 by Frank Meyer.
6-seitiges "Digisleeve".

Roman Leykam: electric guitars, guitar synths.
Frank Mark: voice samples (part1 and part10).

Roman Leykam Biographie

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... The music reveals an ambient voyage, which is mainly constructed by guitar. Roman Leykam has this power to add a kind of emotion into his composition. Together with the images, which are dealing with an immense water and ocean view, the music brings visions of endless spaces alive. It all sounds very prospered and filled with mysteries. ... This work reveals the complementarity between music and visuals. Both elements and artistic arts reinforce the global ambient approach of the concept. ... The sound and images-formula becomes a bit repetitive after a while. The visuals are pretty similar and you rapidly experience a déjà-vu effect. ... It all looks pretty experimental and minimal-like, but it definitely is one of the most accomplished releases from the Frank Mark Arts roster. Best songs: "Part 3", "Part 2", "Part 10".
Rate: (7½). (SIDE-LINE music magazine Aug 2016)

... vorgestellt in der digitalen Jazz-Zeitung 06/2016 von Joachim Holzt-Edelhagen.

Ambient, made from guitar and other real instruments + some reduced synths with the slightly filtered pictures of icy landscapes and water. Too slow for me. I fall asleep when watching this. The music is fine. club|debil - Dresden Industrial Underground Collective 04/2016.