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
Acoustic instruments and electronic processing converge in this new album by Alexander Schubert through hybrid experimental junctions of captured sounds and elliptical atmospheres. There are almost post-jazz sequences in “A Few Plateaus”, while “Preliminary”, “Vowels”, “All My Models” and “Slept” offer improvisational and refined interludes. The album’s two full-bodied tracks, “A Few Plateaus” and “Wake-up, Fly Ray”, each lasting more than thirteen minutes, are dense and passionately evocative productions. Unlike his previous albums, Schubert is here surrounded by several musicians, each of whom inserts new feelings in the construction of passages and melodies. The harmonies may appear somewhat fragmented and distorted, but they are never excessive in emphasis and dissonance, well-organized in often multifaceted rhythms and gentle kinematic concatenations, full of interesting arrangements and harmonic details.