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 – Nux Org
Edging: Soundtrack For Dance Theatre Piece, with choreography by Guillaume Marie/TAZCORP, was released to coincide with the preview of the same piece at the Festival Les Inaccoutumés in Paris, on November 19th and 20th 2013. The musical atmospheres are dark, industrial and luxurious, recalling slightly apocalyptic and involving machinic progressions that are charming in their raging sense of the “end of time and history”. Kazuyuki Kishino is not new to electronic noise experimentation and he has played and worked with a lot of different artists and composers. The label, Nux Org (active since 1985), has a roster that includes several such artists: Melt-Banana, Merzbow, Fred Frith, Jim O’Rourke, plus several groups that feature KK NULL (Zeni Geva, Absolut Null Punkt, Terminal HZ, Yona-Kit, etc). The score projects an overflowing sensory experience, lit by enchanted movements that forecast a fervid transformation that is imminent but constantly deferred – a futuristic frontier weaving between desiring bodies and visceral fluctuations. The elaborations have a great power of attraction: the drones imprint on the skin, as if marks from ligatures kept too tight, while references to an out-of-reach sexual climax are used intentionally to multiply the strength of the impulses. Guillaume Marie and TAZCORP have long been creating partnerships between dancers and musicians (for example the performance inspired by Nancy Spungen and Sid Vicious), but here the relationship between the different contexts is really tense, thanks KK’s consistent, cohesive and mysterious treatment.
KK NULL – Edging: Soundtrack For Dance Theatre Piece