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.
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Seth Cluett is an American sound-artist, composer and essayist. In Forms Of Forgetting his exploration of the electroacoustic genre appears to focus on very coherent and rarefied structures, described as “objects of memory”. The record becomes a 56 minutes continuum that guides the listener through a haunting space of refrain and introspection.
Here are auditory drones intended for immersive listening, unraveling in abstract sequences, tracing patterns through which the perception of space and time becomes a journey without many reference points, destined for abandon and oblivion. The tonal frequencies of the work vacillate between easy and more strenuous listening, possibly a challenging experience for listeners not accustomed to this kind of experimental approach. For us, however, the aesthetic power of the project lies in its very unpredictability, its fuzzy reality, with uncertain and incomplete feedback. The sounds used are at once soothing and arresting, using both static and spatialised elements to full effect. It is a digital landscape that delights us with persistent envelopes and reverbs. Seth Cluett’s Forms of Forgetting engages the transience of sonic memory as a feature of immersive deep listening, investigating memory and forgetting as elements in the formal development of the sound work. These intentions are poetically detailed in the accompanying liner notes.
Seth Cluett – Forms Of Forgetting