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 – Denovali
Origamibiro is a collaborative project that builds on the meeting of three creative minds: Tom Hill (musician, producer and author of soundtracks), Jim Boxall (aka The Joy Of Box, visual artist and filmmaker) and Andy Tytherleigh (multi-instrumentalist). As an audio-video collective Origamibiro produce experimental music, artistic tools, interactive installations and live performances, but in Odham’s Standard they concentrate on their musical side. The sequences are very delicate and iterative, sinuous and rarefied, pleasant and quiet, kaleidoscopic and technically sound. There are not only traditional instruments, but also some sound objects and rediscovered things: typewriters, clocks, crumpled paper, infinitesimal distortion and crackles. The melodies strongly define the atmosphere of the work, but there are also constantly wavering and variable tensions, determined by unforeseen changes, caesurae, unexpected tonal recessions and ruptures. The crackling, the background voices, the rustling and the noises do not feel unnatural and are perfectly integrated into the context, permeating the sonic environment. There is a dreamy evocation of “electronic voices” (or EVP if you like) – a new psychophony, but the authors leave the question of whether to believe in this phenomena open. The ambient chamber electroacoustics invoke supernatural suggestions, as if the sounds and visions are able to melt together to create a multimedia narrative. It’s easy to get lost in this ten-track slushy continuum of sound articulations, experimental audio-abuse and stylized ghosts.
Origamibiro – Odham’s Standard
Origamibiro – Ada Deane