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 – Aagoo
Fernando Corona is a Mexican electronic experimenter and multi-instrumentalist. Here he is in combination with Philippe Petit, a versatile musician, journalist and DJ from Marseille, the founder of BiP_HOp Records (as well as Pandemonium) and member of Strings of Consciousness. Together they have given life to three heartfelt post-classical pieces that are nocturnal, painful, ambient and churchy. First Chapter is not free from exoticisms and clearly recalls the tradition. The continuum of the compositions is smooth and coherent, following an imaginative thread inspired by mythology; we encounter Greek religion, ancient symbolism and some North European fantasy legends. The first track, “The Call of Circe” lasts 20 minutes and best demonstrates the connection between these two seminal artists. Arches, organs and ambient patterns recur in the scores, “radiated” together with other surreal suggestions and significant but slightly preponderant choral tunings. This is very original material – First Chapter isn’t reminiscent of anything in the back catalogue of either of these two non-academic masters. This work should be appreciated for its genuine exploration of new lands, the care taken over small details and the bashful and occasionally outrageous elegance of the tunes, which reflect a pronounced harmonic wisdom and ascetic melancholy. Aurelio Cianciotta
Murcof & Philippe Petit
MURCOF & PHILIPPE PETIT : Pegasus