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 – Faitiche
A multifaceted cluster of different auditive materials, a set of miniatures, a choreographic movement of field recordings: it is not surprising if ‘the Society for the Emancipation of Sampling’ promises ‘financial protection and legal support in cases of active infringement of the copyright associated with that practice’. In this experimentation Jan Jelinek, under the acronym G.E.S. (Gesellschaft Zur Emanzipation Des Sample), focuses on different plunderphonic poetics, working deep cuts on the pop of John Lennon, the Beach Boys, U2 and Michael Jackson. The work is organised in such a way as to hide the essence of the original recordings, providing a response to the criminalization of the use of mainstream (and not only mainstream) music samples. It makes use of subtle harmonies, exhibiting the highest compositional grace through sublime, libertarian and ‘fuzzy’ applications of ‘cut’n’paste’. These are all recordings made in public spaces, and also include environmental sounds from the specific points of origin. They are sonorities issued by sound amplification systems, and are modulated using the drones found in small microsounds. The packaging is worthy of note for its outstanding quality; a hardcover coming with an interesting and essential 10-page booklet.