This sonic piece brings together an interstitial realm of generative choirs, gestual percussion, reminiscences of fanfarre music and resonant spaces interacting with disembodied voices.
It was recorded in tunnels and cavities found in and around the city of Porto, and was mixed as a dub record set for a soundsystem of the future, in a process referred to as Skull–Cave–Echo.
Tunnel Vision is a re-edit and remastered version of the original soundtrack scored and recorded for the experimental sci-fi film Tunnel Vision, directed by Raz Mesinai and released on Tzadik DVD Series.
The film comprised of shots taken on tunnels and subterraneans in a particular post-apocalitic hyper modernism was co-produced by John Zorn, who called it a “21st Century Cult Classic”.
Released on 12” Vinyl LP and digital format, by SILO RUMOR and distributed by Cargo UK.
01 Fanfare from the Resonating Concrete Entrance
02 Tunnel Vision
03 Ressurection of the Concrete Jungle
04 Train Tunnel/Crane Dub
05 Fanfare from the Resonating Geophone
06 Arca d’Água
07 Crystal Breath Autopoiesis
Featuring: João Pais Filipe / Álvaro Almeida / Rui Leal / Gustavo Costa / Catarina Miranda / Jessika Kenney / Mike Ladd
Recorded and mixed by Jonathan Saldanha | Master and lacquer cut by Frédéric Alstadt at Ångstrom Studio, Brussels
Massive thanks to Eyvind Kang
THE QUIETUS Review of show at Semibreve Festival.
"Saldanha's mastery of how to manipulate acoustic space comes to resemble something approximating necromancy (…) It is the highlight of the festival and delivers on everything that Semibreve, with its dedication to forward-thinking art and challenging methods of expression, promises."
THUMP Review of show at Semibreve Festival.
"Happily Portuguese experimentalist Jonathan Uliel Saldanha was on hand to rescue things with one of the most astonishing sets I've ever witnessed (…) It was the exact tonic we needed after the onanism that had marred the earlier section of the evening."
THUMP Album Streaming
"Lose Yourself in the Cavaties of Porto with One of the Year's Best Avant-Garde LPs."
XLR8R Featured Download
THE FORMANT Interview regarding the release of Tunnel Vision.
GERMANY’S NATIONAL RADIO FOR CULTURE Special Broadcast
WAV MAGAZINE Review of Tunnel Vision