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 – Staalplaat
Sound layers, underlined by an equivalent sum of transparent surfaces in the beautiful artwork by CS, in this limited edition (as it’s traditional for the ‘Mort Aux Vaches’ series) made even more exclusive by the elegant plastic package. It’s a release, this one by Andrey Kiritchenko, an Ukrainian electronic musician, bringing together traditional sensitivities and his guitar skills (honed in a rock band), although in this album (made of a single 42-minutes-long track) the chords are played over minimal beats and are well inserted into a succession of drones and glitches. It’s a synthetic manifestation of those electro-acoustic approaches which were once mostly improvisational and are now multiplied by the greater possibilities offered by digital post-production, which is particularly distilled in the alluring atmospheric combinations rich in microsounds and hypnotic loops.