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
There are fourteen different tracks in “Lovely Banalities”, the second release on Crónica for the Lithuanian sound-artist Gintas K. Although there are multiple “field recording” interludes, connections and micro-frequencies, they result in a rather continuous, evocative and fascinating flow of sound. They are made of synthetic articulations, loop-based sequences, improvised digital digressions, or minimal modulations. Finally, those that are in a sophisticated and calibrated shape are used in abstract sound events. Modulations that integrate elements from alien melodies, natural and artificial sounds, in a poetic setting, not detached from unexpected events, are artfully reworked and handled. White noise, tonal inflections, “glitches”, floating pulses, and noisy drifts, giving rise to imaginative narratives, pervaded by a familiar estrangement, effective – ultimately – in immersing us even deeper, in subtly adventurous and intriguing listening.