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 – Nurnichtnur
Florian Wittenburg has been experimenting with sophisticated abstract sound structures, mixing virtual electronic instruments, samples and dilated drones to create complex non-deterministic algorithmic concatenations. The results are not always predictable, though the inspirations are articulated and the sequences coherently multifaceted. The use of varied approaches gives birth to a soft, rarefied and hyperbolic continuum with precise treatments and nuances. The compositions presented here are five scores echoing with gasps, beautiful textures, metallic and iterated sounds and atmospheres that envelop the listener in an ethereal and metamorphic microcosm reminiscent of the gelid conceptuality of the Parisian Centre de Création Musicale Iannis Xenakis, an institution the composer has collaborated with since 2005. In Artefacts: Solo Electronics no rhythmic insertion permeates the grooves of “Nuageux” and volume peaks are avoided, framing the fluid digressions into space-minimalist shades, a syntony that, in “Chaos Baart Harmonie”, is rationed among chaotic reverberations in a gradual transition between indistinct passages and harmony. In “Noisy Knifes + Gong” absence is stressed by ritual gongs after which there are more insistent digital emergencies, while in “Aliasing Bell Pattern” manipulations of acoustic signals gradually create new imaginative textures.