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 – Spekk Japan
Using a computer or other traditional editing methods doesn’t matter. Electronic music as a category can be instinctively connected more to ‘how’ certain sounds are produced than to ‘with what’ they are produced. It’s useless getting tangled up in disputes, motivated perhaps more by the endless trends’ cycle than by not always appropriate theoretical considerations. Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, member of post-rock group ‘Tarentel’ and ‘The Alps’, here experiments ambient drones assorted with different analog media (cassette, microcassette, tape recorders), with electric and acoustic guitars, a gong, a harmonium, tibetan bells and cymbals, as the album’s basic equipment. Mazy outcomes and quite structured textures. They are aimed to construct erratic listening charms, elegant and dreamlike sequences, sensitive changeovers, and micro-harmonies, supporting a definitively refined talent.