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 – Audiobulb
With the anagrammatized moniker ‘He Can Jog’, sound artist Erik Schoster pays tribute to John Cage, master and seminal experimenter. Cage remains an essential point of reference, especially for those who still wonder about the complex compositional structures in contemporary music. It’s not by chance, then, that in ‘Middlemarch’ the attention seems focused on texture, gently twisted by glitches, interferences and clicks, creating a dreamy atmosphere, never trivial, but sensitive and delicate. It is high quality laptop music, with some “pop” taste and nuanced electronica that combines well with Bryan Teoh images [equally rarefied and multifaceted] during live performances. The record was composed using Max/MSP. The tracks present different attitudes in a painstaking and intricate way, without ever “punishing” the listener. It’s minimalism and melody colliding in floating sonorities, a little melancholic, mixed with ambient and folk.