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 – Zeromoon
Envelopes “stretched” beyond all limits, circular sounds fascinatingly unfolded among cracks, feedbacks, loops and rhythmic digital beats. Myo, the moniker of Cory O’Brien, is not new to using multiple free software and field recordings, experimenting with combinations of static noises, hums, microsounds and mildly noisy techniques. The sounds in “Memory Gospel” are finely calibrated, however, and shy away from excessively harsh connotations in favor of more celestial atmospheres, altering the harmonic parts and the tones, while placing artificial constructions in the background that could be confused with analog regurgitations. Remaining raw and vivid, the eight tracks of this work are strongly coherent, staying clear of overused stylistic strategies, modulated melancholic airs and schizoid interludes. Audio reverberations, an imaginative déjà vu of our less abused sound perceptions, joints where we suddenly recognize a sound, a vibration in the air that for a moment reminds us of something else.