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 – The Helen Scarsdale Agency
This is a collaborative project by M. S. Waldron, Steven Stapleton, Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson, Jim Haynes and R. K. Faulhaber, extremely homogeneous in its nonetheless different abstractions, brilliantly expressed in articulated sequences of experimental electronica. There are five longer tracks(around ten minutes) and five shorter tracks, juxtaposed according to a perfect long-short alternation. Stylistic hyperboles, dissonances, audio-abuse, only ideally connected to dada-surrealist influences in its artwork, with a certain logic reminiscent of collages and extreme mixes, which are poetically relevant precisely for their unlikely use and exploration of concepts apparently very far apart. A pervading restless minimalism, with ethereal sounds, accelerations, ‘cranks’ and ‘glitches’, a psychoactive mix which doesn’t neglect refined passages enriched by drones, field recordings and complex melancholic sounds.