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 – Extreme
Improvisational atmospheric sequences, abstract and sensual, meticulously articulated by Luca Formentini, an experimenter and ‘erudite’ guitarist from Brescia, releasing for the Australian label Extreme. With guests such as Markus Stockhausen, Steve Lawson, Steve Jansen (ex Japan), Deborah Walker and Frank Moreno, ‘Tacet’, produced between 2005 and 2006, is a very musical listening experience, always airy and resounding, not without ambient influences, world music exoticisms and jazzy upswings, although always traced back to traditional and linear scores. Thirteen tracks, crystal-clear in their quality and mix of elements, but compressed into a fundamentally technical form.