billy roisz – double bass, electric bass, cimbal, electronics
featuring dieb13 (helicon) on 'destroy efficiency'
all music composed, performed, mixed & produced by billy roisz recorded at atelier weißgasse, sperrmuecc studios & tunnel spillern generous additional recording & mixing support by dieter kovačič
mastered by martin siewert
paintings by billy roisz
graphic design by hannah mayr
special thanks to anat stainberg, lena roisz, katrin plavčak, ursula winterauer
in memoriam silvia fässler
Billy Roisz has been a driving force in the experimental music scene for many years. She is widely known and has earned critical acclaim for her artistic work, which ranges from cinematic (her films are regularly screened at major film-festivals such as Berlinale-Shorts or the IFF Rotterdam) to pure audio-works, as she presents with this new album. Her last solo-release »Walking The Monkey« dates back to 2012 (Editions Mego) and now she unveils her successor: »BAJO«
A sonic exploration of double bass from a nosey and refreshingly innocent point of view. Roisz investigates the concept of going low - not only in terms of frequency, but also in a metaphysical sense; expecting the album to be a droning low-end scenario is completely wrong. Billy Roisz manages to compose music that indeed feels as if you are under an obscure yet fascinating viscose or earthy substance, that evokes the heavy need inside the listener to dig even deeper, making »BAJO« a journey into the depths of sound par excellence. Roisz seamlessly blends the acoustic signals of the double bass with the modulation of electronic devices, deliberately adding only the sound of one single sonic entity, created by a cymbal that belonged to her longtime stage partner Silvia Fässler of the duo »Skylla«.
Almost as a signature-move, Roisz uses errors and surprise-encounters as a pathfinder to compose multifaceted pieces full of intriguing sonic territories and unexpected associations. Indeed, »BAJO« takes the listeners deep down the burrow - where one experiences what might be considered as Billy Roisz’s very own ritual music.
Ventil Records 2024