Naviar Records

At The Old Church

Reviewed by Badd Press, Bass and Space

This year Naviar Records held the first edition of Naviar Haiku Fest, a day of workshops and live performances in London:

Divided into two acts, the first part of ‘Live at the Old Church’ includes the evening live performances of Audio Obscura, Ikjoyce and Sōzuproject.

Artists from all around the world made music in response to haiku written during the morning workshop. The tracks included in the album’s second half were made by members of Naviar’s online community in 6 hours or less, and performed as dj set before the live performances.


Audio Obscura

Audio Obscura performs Lap-top based electronics for the ears, haunting the wide spectrum’s of electro-acoustic music with a firm footing in the ambient realm. The sound also strays towards the experimental; musique concrète, idm with post-classical minimal leanings occasionally push through.

Neil has summed up the Audio Obscura sound as thus;
“Light is, to the camera obscura, as sound is to Audio Obscura”


ikjoyce makes electronic ambient and drone music using modular synthesis to explore themes of nature, space, isolation, man/machine interaction, and the borders of the sleep/wake cycle.


Sōzuproject is an electronic/ambient music project created in 2012 by the italian based sound artist Paolo Mascolini. His music combines evocative and haunting soudscapes with wonderful moments of luminous sparks, aesthetic qualities and hopes. His album Breath Slowly was published by Naviar in September 2017.

haiku-inspired music by:

Ed Mundio (Australia)
Jesús Lastra (Spain)
Daniel Diaz (France)
Detritus Tabu (USA)
Night Note (Czech Republic)
Yum Haruki (Japan)