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 – Cold Blue Music
Airy threads, piano melodies with percussions, played respectively by Stephen Drury and Scott Deal, in polyrhythmic constructions, with tempo variations and elegant improvisational overtones, divided in different combinations in the four tracks of this album, and joined in calibrated electronic grafts. The soundscape is definitely wide in tones and harmonies, but without excessively complicated structures in the background, to keep this meeting of notes and rhythms pure. Dreamlike music, full of tales and images, almost classical for the splendor it evokes. The instrumental ensemble, even in its digital implementations, is perceived, in the intentions of the authors themselves, as a single entity and, similarly, the compositions are coherent to this organic unity, producing very balanced and gentle ambient results reminiscent of the experimental and creative American contemporary music tradition.