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 – Korm Plastics
These productions are the result of the collaborative work carried out in Extrapool’s studios, in Nijmegen, Holland. They are eight delicate compositions, improvisational guitar sequences by Greg Malcom & Tetuzi Akiyama, juxtaposed in sensitive acoustic harmonies to follow the original spirit ofFrans De Waard’s project: the meeting of different musicians and approaches to sound research, meticulously organized around his well-stocked home-laboratory. Hybrid forms who don’t reject the pillars of the electroacoustic tradition, but can go beyond them, with a new instrumental performative flow which follows the sound-art inspirations of the new-electronic scenes. Blissful chords, very simple but never plain in the iterations of the two guitars (sometimes with other ‘prepared’ instruments), minimal evocative structures, modulated volumes and quiet insisted atmospheres, inspired, in ‘Life On It’s Way’ and ‘Nijmegen Duck’, by the experimental jazz musician Steve Lacy.