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 – Solitary B
Joan Jeanrenaud, the irreproachable cellist of the Kronos Quartet (who can boast of collaborations with Astor Piazzolla, Philip Glass, Steve Reich, but also with David Byrne and Joan Armatrading) gives instrumental support to this 54-minutes-long continuum of field recordings and ambient textures; a delicate and measured construction by Miya Masaoka, a sound artist with a solid classical background. This marriage proves truly fruitful, with poetic combinations of natural and artificial frequencies (the auditive relation between birds and airplanes is strongly effective, even if not new), employing subdued sounds with a sensitivity close to certain electroacoustic improvisations. Fascinating atmospheres, with mysterious iterations which are sometimes insistent but never overloaded with cuts and manipulation, that bring out the union of heterogeneous and well-integrated elements.