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 – Pogus
A project by Al Margolis, a veteran of the ‘cassette scene’ and the presence behind Pogus, Xi, Deep Listening and Mutable – also well-known as If, Bwana – a moniker under which he realized vocal mixes and manipulations with acoustic instruments. His latest work, ‘An Innocent Abroad’, follows this path, not far from the concrete music tradition. It’s the result of elaborations applied at different stages of productions, first focused on the vocals sung by Lisa Barnard, ideally recorded in five separate entities, then on the building on electronic structures, then adding flute sections, improvised by Jane Rigler and Jacqueline Martelle, recorded separately from the vocal parts. That is, none of the performers has listened to the whole composition s/he was participating to. The end result permeates the oblique and aleatory atmospheres of lunatic esotericism, vivid and sensitive.