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by jörg piringer

darkvoice is an album and a set of videos reflecting on the role of spoken language in the age of pervasive and permanent electronic surveillance. it is exclusively made from manipulated voice, sinister typography and digital technology.

in analogy to historic secret languages such as the german Rotwelsch or the french Argot darkvoice investigates the construction of an electronic secret language that cannot be understood at all in order to circumvent surveillance in electronic communication. when nobody can understand you anymore eavesdropping is futile.

this language is called darkvoice:
darkvoice is the obfuscation of language. darkvoice is the code talker that no one understands because her language never existed. darkvoice is the ultimate self-censorship, the undecipherable message. darkvoice is the sound of the new world order, the private language of the net.

the album consists of 11 dark voice core tracks and 3 videos and was released on june 7, 2019.

jörg piringer

jörg piringer is a media artist, poet and musician based in Vienna, Austria. he is a founding member of the Vegetable Orchestra and the institute for transacoustic research. in his works he uses electronics, voice, algorithmic composition, noise and text to create voice noise, sound poetry and electronic music.

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release june 7, 2019 on all major streaming and download platforms and audio CD.

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recording of the online streaming performance at AMRO 2020

review quotes

Interesting stuff. (NITESTYLEZ.DE)

Overall, conceptually angsty it might well be, but the reality of it is a dark but detailed foot-tapper from the interesting edges of experimental techno. It’s got a unique character that’s worth sampling. (CHAIN D.L.K)

Seltsam und doch ein wenig poppig. Kunstvoll und doch durchaus eingängig. Also experimentelle Musik, die durchaus mal Zugänge verschafft. (

This record is set to stun. (

This album is glitchy, fun, and organically strange. (THE BRIGHTLY OFF-COLOURED DISCOPHILE)

JÖRG PIRINGER vom Vegetable Orchestra verknotet auf DARKVOICE ausschliesslich aus (heftigst) bearbeiteten menschlichen Stimmäußerungen gewonnene Klänge zu einem recht beachtlichen KlangTeppich. (westzeit)

‘Darkvoice’ is tamelijk uniek in zijn soort en alvast een album dat niet onopgemerkt zal blijven. (DarkEntries)


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