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Chra - Empty Airport
Vinyl LP


Empty Airport

Editions Mego

Released: 11th May 2015 | 11 track experimental album

Empty Airport, Chra's first LP on Editions Mego may be read as a reference to Brian Eno's ambient classic, though this time we find ourselves in a territory of transit that sounds like a dystopian swan song on civilizatoric debris - a heteropia in which the listener restores himself in a surrounding that is emptied of human remains, having left just some ghostly echoes behind. Chra aka Comfortzone-Labelfoundress Christina Nemec has traced out a post-anthropocene area in which acoustic entries of field recordings are stratified in layers of deconstructed noisescapes. Partly interspersed with clunky technoid bass-lines, an introspective space is opened, which excavates in a discreet and subtle manner, layers of abandoned wasteland. Nemec, who is a member of various band projects like Shampoo Boy (together with Peter Rehberg and Christian Schachinger) or the female berzerker formation SV Damenkraf as well as Pasajera Oscura, has succeeded in producing a significant LP, that merges dark techno and industrial with found sounds and ambient scapes, resulting in a compositoric minimalism that is ushering us in a state of existential trance.

  • Recorded and Produced by Christina Nemec in Vienna and Horner Wald, 2012-2014
  • Additional mixing on Abandoned House by Christian Fennesz Guitar on Soca Valley by Christian Schachinger, Recorded at Twisted, Vienna.
  • Mastered and cut at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin 2015
  • Artwork by Susi Klocker