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 – Cronica Electronica
Graphic tools and granular synthesis: this is Davor Mikan’s compositional horizon, with twisted, surly and abstract radical sonorities, but once more modulated to construct a narrative with strong emotional characteristics. This seems to be the result of the arrangements and their complicated structures, playing with contrasts, and finely researching juxtapositions of different elements. Drones and patterns in perennial relationship are moving in a continuos flow among surrounding electronic tensions, noises and electroacoustic improvisations. These compositions were made in the last four years, summing up a mixture of algorithms and personal experiments, and catalysing the listener to accomplish an aural saturation (using microphones and minimal scores). The Austrian-Bosnian composer draws soundscapes that are often uncomfortable, but still somehow familiar, outcome of purely human feelings, of a chaotic energy, and of some reckless traits that are still enhancing our own condition.