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 – Someone Good
Akira Kosemura creates fascinating miniatures in form of delicate piano elaborations, pop and classical at the same time, gentle and repeated, with light backgrounds of natural sounds and measured clicks. Pants, scratches, light percussions of string instruments, discrete field recordings that reinforce the idea of “domestic sounds”, capturing the emotion of the moment and enjoying it some seconds later. Just like in a Polaroid, which develops before our very eyes, a mechanical soft focus of barely hinted images, a dreamlike quality is preserved, speaking of a contiguous everyday reality, rarefied and a little mysterious. The strong narrative continuum pervades us between the grooves of “Polaroid piano”, like improvised gymnopedies, not without film suggestions and ornamental melancholic passages. Very meaningful music themes, vacuous but romantic, ten tracks tied by a very inspired sense of interpretative lightness, airy and convincing.