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 – Anti-Copyright
The releases which make up this seminal series are all dedicated to promoting experimental sounds created using free software. It’s a simple and very direct way to show how different the approaches to making electronic music can be these days, not necessarily constrained by the latest expensive softwares or by the (equally expensive) hype imposed by the release of more and more advanced laptops, controllers and digital consoles. No one better than Mattin, a revolutionary and spartan activist and advocate of new models of conceptualism in music, could have underlined the effect of the new era made possible by the immaterial abstraction of data. The concatenations of no-copyright sounds are made with tenuous and disillusioned sound structures. Delicate computer sounds, minimal yet brutal sequences which shy away from any compromise between opposite tensions. Here, radicalism is everything and there is no middle ground.