Sometimes the online world reveals unsuspected parallel dimensions. This is an unknown restyle of Neural independently (and secretly as we never knew about it) made by NY-based Motion and Graphic Designer, Clarke Blackham. Very nicely made, perhaps only a bit glossier for the magazine’s line, it testifies once more how even your most familiar outcomes can have another life somewhere else.
CD – Crouton
Abstract, very delicate but still rigorous electronic constructions by Robert Hampton and Steven Hess, refined experimenters now with Crouton after many releases for Sub Rosa, Mort Aux Vaches, Earache, Mute, Mosz and an endless number of other labels. Only four tracks, inside an equally elegant transparent box which contains a 3-inches CD extended to the normal CD size with plastic. Tangled sounds, strongly characterized by the rhythmical nature of Steven Hess’, a drummer who’s very good at filling the acoustic (and mind) spaces created by his colleague. Just 19 minutes, but they are enough to convince us of the ability and coherence of those two “drummers/laptoppers”.