Enis Vardar - Sketchbook of a drunken soul

Mastering / Skyline Tonfabrick GmbH / Düsseldorf
Engineer / Kai Blankenberg
Pressing / ZOUNDR GmbH / Munich

English translation / Stephen Reader
Proofreading / Alexander Scherer

Cover Photo / Layout / Text / Enis Vardar
Published by / edition sine / onomato Records
contact / vardar@onomato.de Music composed by Enis Vardar
© Enis Vardar / edition sine / onomato Records 2017

Sketchbook of a drunken soul / musical sketches, 2008 to 2017

Fleetingly, spontaneously, put onto electronic music paper with a light hand. The trigger can be a melody, a rhythm, just a feeling or mood of the day. They form the basis of the recordings. Mistakes are not corrected because there are no mistakes in a sketchbook. Any form and harmony are canceled. The time signature changes from 4/4 to 7/8 to 9/8 every now and then. This often leads to a feeling of the unexpected, of the not yet heard. The sketches, as serious as they sound, have a sense of humor that doesn't care about oneself. A positive incidence sets in. I am particularly interested in the imperfect, the unpredictable in it. What sounds chaotic at first becomes more and more apparent when you listen to it several times. There are no vocals, choirs or wind sections, but they are present in the melody. So that the listeners who follow the guitar melody or the chords are invited to sing along.

Melody sequences repeat themselves after several variations in a long arc. The simultaneity of different melodies and rhythms, sometimes even seeming cacophonic, create a feeling that we often perceive in our reality.

The titles name the day of their creation, even if further sketching was carried out on the following days. All instruments are played in by themselves, unless the name of an additional musician appears in the title.

Enis Vardar

Sketchbook of a drunken soul / Musical sketches, 2008 - 2017

Fleeting and spontaneous, set lightly on the electronic manuscript paper.
The prompt might be a melody, a rhythm, just a feeling, or moods of the day. These form the basis of the recordings. Mistakes don't get corrected, because in a sketchbook there are no such things as mistakes.
Any form and harmony is dispensed with. The meter occasionally shifts from 4/4 via 7/8 to 9/8. That often leads to a sense of the unexpected, of the as yet unheard. The sketches, serious as they may sound, have that humor of not taking themselve too seriously. A positive nonchalance sets in. The element of imperfection, of the unpredictable in these interests me especially.
What sounds like pandemonium at rst hearing makes increasing sense the more often you listen.
There is no singing, you won't nd any choirs or brass sections; but they're there in the melody line. So that listeners following the guitar melody or the chords become invited to sing along.

Or they can add melodies of their own, in unison or in counterpoint.
Successions of tunes repeat after several variations in a long span.The simultaneity of different melodies and rhythms, which can sound nothing short of cacophonous at times, produces a sensation such as we are apt to perceive quite often in our everyday lives.
The titles name the day they come about, though I go on sketching over the sub-sequent days. Except where the name of an additional musician appears in the title, I play all the instruments.

Enis Vardar 

CD I.

01 / e_19.11.08 Drunken Soul / 01 ́ 35 ́ ́ / 02 / e_13.09.09 / 01 ́12 ́ ́ / 03 / e_10.08.08 / 54 ́ ́ / 04 / e_12.11.08 muhnika / 03 ́17 ́ ́ / 05 / e_02.05.08 .04 G.Gaynair GSHeron / 12 ́06 ́ ́ / 27.05.09 / e_03 / 48 ́07 ́ ́ / 16.01.09 / e_33 / 08 ́ ́ / 02 / e_pharao is dead / 47 ́09 ́ ́ / 28.05.09 / e_3_02 / 29 ́10 ́ ́ / 08.09.11 / e_2_04 / 04 ́11 ́ ́ / 26.08.09 / e_04 / 14 ́12 ́ ́ / 29.11.09 / e_03 / 58 ́13 ́ ́ / 16.12.09 / e_03 / 45 ́14 ́ ́ / 18.01.10 / e_03 / 18 ́15 ́ ́ / 09.12.10 / e_44 / 12 ́16 ́ ́ / 06.05.10 / e_03 / 20 ́XNUMX ́ ́

Total / 44 ́16 ́ ́ 

CD 2

01 / e_for Ricky / 01 ́03 ́ ́ / 02 / e_10.03.13 / 03 ́33 ́ ́ / 03 / e_11.03.13 / 02 ́01 ́ ́ / 04 / e_12.04.13_2 / 02 ́01 ́ ́ / 05 / e_13.04.13 / 03 ́29 ́ ́ / 06 / je t ́aime Chantal / 02 ́43 ́ ́ / 07 / e_04.09.13 / 03 ́04 ́ ́ / 08 / e_08.09.13 / 01 ́ 54 ́ ́ / 09 / e_07.10.13 / 01 ́35 ́ ́ / 10 / e_22.10.13 / 01 ́05 ́ ́ / 11 / e_05.11.13 / 02 ́19 ́ ́ / 12 / e_24.11.13 / 02 ́06 ́ ́ / 13 / e_11.11.13 / 02 ́44 ́ ́ / 14 / e_17.12.13 / 07 ́ 3 ́ ́ / 15 / e_05.01.14 / 04 ́31 ́ ́ / 16 / e_21.03.14 Joni / 02 ́16 ́ ́ / 17 / e_16.06.14_ for Chantal / 03 ́11 ́ ́ / 18 / e_19.08.14_improvisation for c / 04 ́31 ́ ́ / 19 / e_11.08.14_1 / 47 ́ ́ / 20 / e_techno / 02 ́12 ́ ́ / 21 / e_punk / 03 ́04 ́ ́ / 22 / e_30.11.14 / 01 ́11 ́ ́ / 23 / e_19.12.14_3 / 05 ́50 ́ ́ / 24 / e_10.10.14 / 05 ́53 ́ ́

Total / 70 ́47 ́ ́ 

CD 3

01 / e_improvisation for mother / 12 ́06 ́ ́ / 02 / e_14.12.15_recut / 02 ́31 ́ ́ / 03 / e_11.01.15 / 02 ́04 ́ ́ / 04 / e_08.01.15 / 02 ́01 ́ ́ / 05 / e_09.01.16 / 02 ́57 ́ ́ / 06 / e_04.05.16_cv working at home_3 / 03 ́01 ́ ́ / 07 / e_04.05.16_cv working at home_4 / 03 ́22 ́ ́ / 08 / e_25.05.16_avec cv / 01 ́ 46 ́ ́ / 09 / e_19.06.16 / 02 ́11 ́ ́ / 10 / e_31.06.16 / 01 ́52 ́ ́ / 11 / e_06.08.16 / 54 ́ ́ / 12 / e_02.02.17 / 14 ́04 ́ ́ / 13 / e_10.02.17 / 01 ́15 ́ ́ / 14 / e_22.02.17 / 03 ́ 12 ́ ́ / 15 / e_22.02.17_Turnaroun / 04 ́12 ́ ́ / 16 / e_02.01.17 / 01 ́38 ́

 

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