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 – 12K
Heartwarming drones, melancholic suspensions and glitch’n’cuts sequences, rarefied and melodic threads, infused with iterated atmospheres in synthetic chords and radio frequencies obtained by modulating short waves, using a piano, a Hammond organ and a resophonic guitar. Ielasi seems to leave his usual improvisational preferences behind to embrace a more linear approach, built among carefully thought-out abstractions and superimpositions. It’s an introspective and refined album that the artist, who is also the founder of Fringes Recordings, chose to release for 12K, an equally experimental and high-profile label based in New York and headed by Taylor Deupree.