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 – Ahornfelder
Provinces, the seminal 2005 album with which Jochen Briesen, using the moniker Semuin, triggered his personal research, was a collaboration with Anne Laplantine (aka Angelika Koehlermann), and was mastered by Greg Davis, another well-known musician in the niche areas of experimental-electronic sound. Since then a lot has happened and now, in the same spirit, “Circles And Elephants” evolves into more complex and gentle areas, using melodic patterns and improvisational strategies. Employing soft sounds, gently sloping and fascinating, it is vividly expressive and renders metamorphic intemperances, peeks between the grooves – creating a nice catalog of voices and nuanced tones. On top of an authorial mechanism full of weird moods and modulations, drones and exoticisms, through synthetic layers and calibrated distortions, there’s a perception of more audio landscapes; the glimpse of an enchanted and never openly decipherable reality.