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.
2CD – 12K
Delicate sequences, rarefied samples followed by silence, active suspensions and short drones, reminiscent of Cage’s main intuition: that sounds include a certain absence. The opposite is also true, and here silence is sprinkled by barely perceptible frequencies and vibrations. This condition of lack becomes a supporting force, enacted, in ‘Filaments & Voids’, in a very mechanical way by alternating the different listening conditions, but still effective in defining the borders of a renounced or of a minimal, audible and conformed musical expression. Kenneth Kirschner finely calibrates these ‘quietist’ yet ‘stressed’, ‘stretched’ and ‘interrupted’ passages, sound portions that live in music to realize the void that separates them, with few melodic hints pointing to a whole contained in the parts – an expression of a multi-purpose and precise nature which is both a glorification of the indistinct and a very fine exercise of poetry.