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.
Vinyl – Mego
Peter Rehberg, the owner and founder of the label Editions Mego, is behind the moniker Pita. Since the mid nineties he has been a prolific composer but he is more moderate in his solo releases producing only four albums over almost twenty-five years. From the start Rehberg was very interested and focused on the use of current technologies: mainly software programs or, in recent years, more complicated modular devices. Thanks to these, the master, born in London but Austrian by nationality, is able to insert in the creative flux warm and substantial analog sounds. Get On follows Get Off a production from 2004, and Get In (2016), more quietist, ambient and elegiac than his latest work, where he carefully updates his usual repertoire. “AMFM” opens the album in a passionate way, thanks to the sounds that seem to move everywhere, as they were physically bouncing, and give life to some kaleidoscopic sequences, whose nature is percussive, hissing and ringing. ln “Frozen Jumper” the rhythmic pulses are even more stressed and some industrial constructions emerge too in a complex whirl. ”Two Top Five” is the most chanting and hypnotic track, a huge vortex that forces us to a ritual and majestic listening experience. “Aching Moth Pool”, only 3 minutes long, hits with irs vitriolic and beating character, stubbornly obsessive and piercing. “Motivation” is a 15 minutes suite that closes the album in a rarefied, evocative and delicate way, and creates a cosmic fresco, emotional and tormented. In short, the sound spectrum Pita explores is very broad. Despite the “retour à l’ordre” that is predominant now, he still sees radical electronics as a fundamental driving force for all contemporary music. We also need to mention the elegant artwork by Tina Frank, a designer who moves “along the borders of perception”. Here she cleverly sets a cover image full of greys, who look to us like fabrics, felts and
Pita – Get On