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 – Poeta Negra
What immediately stands out in the artwork of Keen, an audio-visual project by Dimitris Mitsiopoulos, Kostas Glazias and Haris Martis, is the setting of the cover photo, taken at the Prada Epicentre Store in Tokyo. The sound concatenations of this trio seem just as pure as the abstract and crystalline geometries of the fabulous work of the Swiss architecture firm Herzog & De Meuron, dilated in post-ambient textures and obscure acoustic-digital sequences. It’s an intense work for its narrative content, often melancholic but never trite, suspended in space suggestions reminiscent of the musical aesthetic of 4AD and kraut rock. Dream-like and experimental atmospheres modulated with great quality and rigor in its different passages, which are particularly elaborated in the additional production and mastering steps, too.