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 – Scape
Trumpets, drums, samples and electronic effects articulated in a minimalistic and experimental cut-and-paste. Jazzy frequencies, rebuilt in more contemporary forms, thanks to the help of Dave Miller’s laptop, together with Laurent Pike and Phil Slater, skilled in combining in a more conceptual and structured way the improvised ideas which arise during the interaction. We can’t imagine how this trio, with ‘Near Misses’, will be received (by the public and critics) and how much the ‘enhanced jazz’ concept could interact today with the culture and peculiarities of its parent genre, which has been quite close-minded and unfriendly towards contaminations lately. It’s a fact, however, that these ten tracks, released for the Berlin-based label Scape, the result of a single day of sessions, are very enjoyable, thanks to the well-established influxes but also to the artists’ willingness to evolve their respective styles.