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 – Mort Aux Vaches
Mort Aux Vaches series artworks are more and more sophisticated. This artwork has been commissioned to Piotr Mordel, graphic designer founder of the atypical “The Club of Polish Losers” in Berlin, Dialog magazine contributor, and skillful here in associating elaborate drawings to a “precious” lettering, decorated with a sort of glitter. It’s an exoticism that seems to be suggested by the same sound nature. The Egyptian Mahmoud Refat recorded his tracks at the VPRO Dwars Festival in Amsterdam, in 2006. Sounds are dense with entangled juxtapositions, glitched sequences and clicks’n’cuts, painstakingly combined by in patterns. There’s a hollow mood, ethnic feelings with hums composing skeletal rhythmical scores. The author’s past funk and jazz experiences are well hidden, and there’s a real experimental character in the aural continuum that for functional reasons has been divided into seven tracks, all “untitled”. It’s a measured and neutral quality, perfectly fitting the standard of such productions, even if evidencing a non-linear, twisted and hypnotic approach that sports an even more mystic quality with the various added field recordings. It’s a continuos crackling of suspended and dreaming sounds.