About EVOL

Roc Jiménez de Cisneros and Stephen Sharp make computer music for hooligans and deconstructed rave objects.

Their music has been published on record labels like Entr'acte, Mego, Presto!?, fals.ch or their very own ALKU. Their work has been exhibited in festivals, clubs, galleries and museums throughout the world. The name of the project comes from Sambucus Ebulus (in Catalan, évol), a herbaceous species of elder with a characteristic foetid smell.

Keywords: rave, synthesis, elasticity, time dilation, chronesthesia, goo, hoover, hoover-stretching, hyperobject, slime, psychedelia, fractal, upward spiral, downward spiral, warping, hooliganism, mereology, horns, horny, tetrafluoroethane, acid, anti-humanism, mentasmic, climax, freeze-frame, recursive, poing, anthem, non-anthem, balloon, strobe, unrestricted composition, party boobytrap, palindrome, fold-in, continuum, squashed, monolith, asymmetry, climax denial, quasiperiodic, gabber, homeomorphic, recurrence, fluorescence, phosphorescence.

POING, 2013

Poster for the show at Knot Gallery, Athens, February 2013

Preliminary work for 'Hands in the air, reach for the laser' (Diapason Gallery, NY, 2010)

Testing a new horn. Berlin, 2009

Horn performance. Premiere of 'Ten canisters...' (La Felpa, Barcelona, 2010)

Sheffield event invite, December 2008

Chromatologies brochure, November 2010

Scores for the 'Dual Punani' performance series for computer and gas horns, 2008

"Highly recommended for trips to the dentist, interrogations, and obliterating any linear thought processes that might be ruining your week" (Cal Lyall)
"This is not computer music. It's free rave" (DJ Zero, Barcelona techno legend).
"It's like taking the most orgasmic moments of dance music and stringing them together, plunderphonics style – a wonder no-one thought of it before." (Derek Walmsley, The Wire).
"This is some seriously intense electronic music. It's like a swarm of pissed digital bees are flying around the room." (Norman Records)
"...a razor sharp atonalism that follows its own sense of abandoned humor" (Igloo Mag)
"...a brief record that catches the listener off guard with its pseudo-musical, unpredictable nature." (Michael Tau, Vital Weekly)
"reinforced concrète!" (Joe Gerhardt, Semiconductor Films)
"...sounds like R2D2 being raped" (Graham Sharp)
"Simply too much to be true" (Vital Weekly)
"Un universo a metà tra rilettura ironica e applicazione da studiosi matematici, di dificile penetrazione e altrettanto ardua commerciabilità." (Blow Up)
"Booty, sexy music" (Pedro Soler, curator)
"Generative violence" (RDL Magazine)
"If you've ever wondered what the Carl Stalling-indebted score to a circa-2109 Pixar plotless cartoon about robotic, hyper house-mice might sound like..." (Grooves)
"Punani Rubber Ist [...] sounds like Parmeggiani doing a soundtrack to Backdoor Sluts 9." (Han Van Den Hoof)

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