YesNo by Timo Kahlen feels like “traditional” net art, a well crafted stuck webpage for the user’s aural and clickable enjoyment.
This is the first solo album for Stefan Németh, a member of Radian and Lokai, co-founder of Mosz Records, who here releases for Thrill Jockey a project full of very rarefied and spacey atmospheres. Soundscapes created for artistic installations, short films and experimental videos, not designed to be put together in a single release. These materials, despite the diverse sources, have got a strong internal coherency, the result of NÃ©meth’s work oriented to the mix of different percussion lines, combined with electronic, analog and acoustic arrangements. Ambient and industrial sounds are modulated with tonal passages and free-form reverbs, containing the dissonances in stylized exercises, combining patterns and rhythms. This soundtrack music with dilated textures, halfway between ‘organic’ and ‘synthetic’ suggestions, is both interesting and likable.