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Sasha Kaline




POOLcast 021 - Sasha Kaline

Its august, the month when summer ends. Last chance for vacation if you were not already. We had our break from the urban landscape towards nature and everyone brought stories back. Also Sasha Kaline, responsible for this episode of our POOLcast series, had this time in nature and probably made his own experiences which are worth telling.

Unfortunately stories about nature, in its pure form, aren't ordinary anymore. Nature became a product and has to serve us - keep us alive, healthy and entertained. In the early history of mankind the world was a mystery. People told themselves tales about creation, ancient gods, elder creatures and wisdoms about life. Nature was all-embracing and people were aware that they were part of the environment. But over thousands of years we demystify and subdued nature. The storytelling got lost. Nowadays people mainly talk about human things. We talking about politics, religions, money, technology, gossip, etc - all this gives us the feeling that we have everything under control. Maybe this is the reason we separate ourselves more and more from nature. Although it has been shown, that nature is much more than we could imagine. Now we know nature isn’t just green forests, blue oceans and white mountains. Radioactivity, solar winds and quantum entanglement are also a piece of it. The flora, fauna and infrastructure on Earth playing just a tiny role. Perhaps we need new types of stories to open our mind for the true nature again.

Sasha’s submission is called “Concrete Tales” and could be such new kind of narrative. The world is not static, everything always changes. Also at Mr. Kaline’s soundwork. He crafted pieces with his modular, took field recordings and mixed it with some vintage vinyls. The results in a melange, which is constantly in motion, and never takes firm forms even in the case of repeated hearing.