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.
CDR – Agxivatein
Our attention is immediately drawn by the elegant white package and its refined, conceptual lettering. This first impression of coming into contact with a precious and atypical artistic proposal is strengthened by the cdr design: white, with a black border and track information in glossy black (artwork designed by imagenumérique™ studio). The glitchy and highly digital sounds are similarly captivating. According to the artist, “the result is a kind of electronic music that is perennial, futuristic, sensible, provocative and profoundly romantic; music that does not fit to any particular groupings”. Strom Varx is a composer, art director, photographer, designer and producer established in Paris. He works in France and Europe sharing the stage with the most recognized exponents of the international contemporary experimental scene. A Cogent Heavy High-Technology Works Since Strom Varx consists of a single track lasting more than a hour: after the vitriolic beginning, which lasts about 10 minutes, there are moments alternating between ambient and cosmic moods. Following this are some immanent and static sequences, with very dilated and quietist parts. In the second half there is almost ten minutes of subtle whistling sounds – almost absolute silence (following Cage, who re-defined new standards of perceptual rebalancing). Slowly the sequences develop, in a sweet, ethereal and controlled way, culminating in something very harmonic that softens into sidereal and indistinct passages. This is not a work for everybody, but it’s absolutely enchanting and out of the ordinary.
Strom Varx – A Cogent Heavy High-Technology Works Since Strom Varx