A BODHI’s WAY just wrote a nice article on DIRK SERRIES’ MICROPHONICS series. If you want to check out the full back catalogue, visit the bandcamp site.
Dirk Serries’ Microphonics Series….
Man, I could sit in a dark cave and watch every one of these video in complete capitivated silence in body and mind only to awake in a new breath of thought. They call this clarity.
I have been a fan of Dirk Serries when I first heard Fear Falls Burning on MySpace back in the early to mid 2000’s. This is when I discovered experimental music in full bloom on the internet during that time. Also, I was a fan of other bands like Godflesh, Ulver, Emperor, ISIS, Burning Witch (Ex-members formed Sunn O)))) GodspeedYouBlackEmperor, and Neurosis, etc. At the time, these bands were veering into side projects. These side projects would explore, display, and spawn music of a different paradigm in the vein of underground extreme music in realm of experimental metal or experimental music like noise, ambient, industrial, techno, minimalism, isolationism, and drone, etc.
What is notable from my injection is Dirk Serries’ Microphonics series he created. As written in his Bandcamp page for this particular curated music series:
Dirk Serries has never shied away from leaps of faith. Three decades ago, he stunned the ambient scene with vidnaObmana and in 2005, he shed the renowned moniker, replacing it with the immersive guitar eruptions of Fear Falls Burning. On MICROPHONICS, he defies superimposed concepts and pseudonyms, he returns with the first material under his own name, at his most personal, vulnerable and dynamic.
Each video titled Microphonics from his YouTube channel is filled with eyedropping photography and videography to compliment his breathtaking musical implosion of ambient-drone texturized guitar-pedal effect of Dirk’s shadowy string-troubadour persona creating a soundtrack for the museful introverted spectator of gloom and misery much like old man who claimed coyly to be the destoryer of worlds in Paulo Coelho’s novel “The Winner Stands Alone.” Man, I could sit in a dark cave and watch every one of these video in complete capitivated silence in body and mind only to awake in a new breath of thought. They call this clarity.
These videos and the music clarifies Dirk is a master of his own realm of art and sound. He is noty a sound artist, no! He is Art and Sound. This is why experimental music has become as dangerous and glorious as any art or any music style. It allows the artist or musician to explore the conventions of creativity with candid creative ennui without any borders from a panorama of techniques and methodologies in any art form.
In other words, you have to step outside yourself to find your true self, your true spirit, and your true belief in this world. Microphonics exemplifies the strength of the combination artism and musicianship and how they create a psychoanaytical audio-visual of the psychosis of a particular sound of a particular subject from a particular artist-musician. Hence, the story becomes lucid as a dream you have awakened from. Enjoy the videos and visit Dirk Serries and some of the other bands listed above Bandcamps and Instagrams.