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 – Amazon Records
Improvisational sequences, great technical skill shown through tangled sound structures, multiplicity in rhythms, imaginative ‘polymorphism’ and ‘codes’ used in the collision-juxtaposition of active elements on several levels, searching for new connections, programatically shying away from rehashing with the worn lockpicks of past avant-gardes. Recorded live during a performance at the St. Aldhelm’s Church, in Poole, on October, 21 2006, this album by the collective formed by Steve Harris, Andrea Parkins (accordion, laptop) and an electro-acoustic ensemble made of another six elements, in its sensitive concreteness and the end results, shows how keeping in touch with the present can be good, distilling what’s necessary, challenging old canons, but keeping the immutable knowledge of those who consumed seasons and emotions on an instrument.