Eternal September, the rise of amateur culture exhibition at Aksioma, curated by Valentina Tanni. From internet folklore to the deja vu “on the screen” an exploration of “amateur culture” quickly corroding certainties. http://www.aksioma.org/eternal.september/index.html
CD – Baskaru
Lugano Fell is a solo project by James Taylor, a founding member of the tech house duo Swayzak, a combo that for more than a decade has been active in the field of electronic-dance. Taylor – apparently – must have wanted to take a break to try a different approach, one even more abstract and cinematic, with detailed, non-conventional sounds. The refined sequences in “Slice Repair” seem to rise in a very prudent way, counterbalanced by a whole set of compositional techniques widely practiced in recent years: heavy use of samples alternating with clusters of sounds and more subdued and sparse passages; frequent glitches complemented by noisy intrusions; and sound collages of various kinds, both acoustic and digital. The minimalist textures still interweave, there’s a certain electro-acoustic taste present and a pinch of post-rock emerges among the granular soundscapes and drones, musique concrete and atmospheric patterns. In short, style and technique – and we don’t know what prevails – useful for chasing emotions that in clubbing practices are shadowed by energy and physicality.