PRESS QUOTES

“The driest and subtlest wine of noise music… Sound planes that might be cousin territory somewhere between Iannis Xenakis and Christian Fennesz, where a fascinating breed of ‘cute-noise’ fairies hum entranced buzzing and bubbling tunes, rendering most delicately their harsh and granular environment.”
-press release for Live As Though Dead, BricoLodge (Canada)

“Pushing listening out to the extremes of perception. Atmosphere you could cut with a knife.”
-review of performance with London Concrete, ILL FM (UK)

“Scant Intone began the night with a warble that quickly matured into cosmic resonance. Some faint samples and looped phrases chirped an intro before transforming into a textureless, repeating sonic boom of low frequency oscillation that lasted the remainder of the set. Katsiris nearly managed to find the resonant frequency of people, as bones vibrated and walls shook throughout the meat of his performance.”
-review of performance at The Remington Gallery, Discorder Magazine (Canada)

“A fine set filled with miniature atonal crescendos, subdued skitter and interwoven sampling… Impressively, the duo were able to restrain their sound to a fog of subdued concrete clusters, ever dynamic and interesting. A fine display of what Vancouver’s subtler side of experimental music has to offer.”
-review of performance with Souns at Western Front, Discorder (Canada)

“Scant Intone played perhaps the most sublime set of the festival on a tiny keyboard in his lap, immersing the audience in deftly shifting forms.”
-review of performance at Big Joy Festival, A Closer Listen (USA)

“Vancouver finally achieves transcendence through drone. Recent Montreal ex-pat Scant Intone is the connection between the more metallic sound of the Fake Sleep series and his own Quiet City series, having opened both shows just recently. Founder of the Panospria net-label, Intone brings a more digital approach to his wafting waves of sound. Quiet City looks to provide a proper home for the deep listening experience.”
-review of performances at Fake Sleep & Quiet City, Scout Network (Canada)

“These three live tracks are marvels of minute sonic artifacts… testaments to the imagination-inducing power of small sounds.”
-review of Live At PAVED Arts with Carrie Gates & Jon Vaughn, Disquiet (USA)

“Occupying a minimalist territory, these short pieces make for a consistent listen despite the widely different techniques that are used. Scant Intone reminds me of the most abrasive Fennesz records combined with some Pita in an interesting, claustrophobic space.”
-review of Delay Line Memories, Indie Workshop (USA)

“This long-running track is a fine example of ghostly drone ambient which involves an array of barely audible vibes, phase changes, and exhausting flickers. Yet, despite its minimalist framework it does have huge impact on the listener. This 14-minute composition can be compared with other Canadian musicians like Tim Hecker and Loscil. The track is a part of Katsiris’ album Swift Current. Very impressive.”
-review of Elevator, Recent Music Heroes (Estonia)

“This kind of ‘granola’ I do like, and I’m referring to Scant Intone’s composition. A miasma of abstract feedback, loops, and very short glissandi.”
-review of Granola, Unexplained Sound Editions (Italy)

“From this massive work Scant Intone can, for example, take monumental church organ drone and weave a symphony of Leslie cabinet-like shimmerings.”
-review of Interrogation Of The Crystalline Sublime, Vital Weekly (Netherlands)

“I have no idea who or what we are dealing with here… More of processing static, white and pink noise, feeding it off through a bunch of sound effects. Nice again, this violent form of drone music…”
-review of La Salle D’Attente, Vital Weekly (Netherlands)

“Acid Sunrise arrived in a nondescript package, without a press release, from somewhere in the Northwest Territories, I think. I tried to listen to it late at night but fell asleep right away and had horrible, repetitive, apocalyptic nightmares. Listening while awake is no picnic either: strange time signatures preclude normal dancing, Cosmos 954 is six minutes of static-laden droning, Somba K’e is like dog whistles mixed with variable volume and distortion effects applied to the sound of a CD skipping (it hurts). Nor can I stop listening; this shit is like an arctic mindbath. Strong points include really dope bass kicks, lack of any words or signifiers or thematic direction other than drug-basted sweathouse insanity, and extreme scariness.”
-review of Acid Sunrise, Hour (Canada)

“Monotonous blocks of rhythm, with the hissing of synthesizers to go along the trail. Creepy stuff this is, with mean sounds, flying over low like a cruise missile on a mission of certain destruction. Quite underground…”
-review of Acid Sunrise, Vital Weekly (Netherlands)

“Montreal’s Scant Intone, aka Constantine Katsiris, set up next… With his laptop resting on the floor, inches from the crowd, Katsiris swayed over his computer while providing an assortment of aquatic textures that rose and fell featuring well-crafted drones.”
-review of performance at Send + Receive Festival, Exclaim! (Canada)

“Scant Intone’s unpredictable live electronics were very much with the tone of the evening, though coming from a decidedly different direction. The digital sound design was intriguing and his face was lit eerily…”
-review of performance at Fake Jazz Festival, Discorder (Canada)

“Des jeux de textures et d’intensités graduées avec minutie. Du début jusqu’à la fin, on a à faire à une longue tension générale, presque sans références, seulement quelques textures sonores superposées doucement de manière à garder une pression presque pénible sur l’auditeur. C’est un album très minimal, très froid, lourd, et très original! Et bizarement, pour quelques chansons, c’est peut-être l’album le plus dancable de Brise Cul.”
-review of Acid Sunrise, La Musique du Pas Monde (Canada)

“Le Canadien Scant Intone fait plus dans le drone et l’électro maximaliste… très riche.”
-review of performance at Akousma Festival, La Presse (Canada)

“Posteriormente se presentó Constantine Katsiris de Canadá introduciendo su trabajo como solista denominado Scant Intone, Katsiris es dueño de una técnica única y particular de Tsonami ocupando grabaciones de campo distorsionadas bajo una proyección en estáticas, frecuencias de radio digitales centrado en la psicoacústica, una pieza de libre improvisación experimental con tintes de electrónica muy obtusa con un serio llamado al micro-sonido, nos hizo a ciertos ratos sangrar las orejas.”
-review of performance at Tsonami Festival de Arte Sonoro, The Holy Filament (Chile)

INTERVIEWS, FEATURES & OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Vancouver Courier (Canada, May 2017)
The Wire (England, March 2017)
Discorder Magazine (Canada, March 2017)
CBC Radio One (Canada, August 2016)
Decoy Magazine (Canada, February 2015)
Cerebral Rift (USA, October 2014)
Discorder Magazine (Canada, November 2013)
Agharta (Lithuania, October 2012)
The Holy Filament (Chile, December 2011)
Bubblegum Cage III (Canada, April 2010)
Discorder Magazine (Canada, March 2010)
FILE 10 NURBS PROTO 4KT (Brazil, 2009)
Canadian Art (Canada, October 2008)


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