Exploring the sound of different materials (Cartridge Grain), drifting generative music (Esmez) and cinematic melancholy (Stray Theories).
Where Basinski meets Palestrina: The Penitential Station’s album is ‘a balm for the soul’ *** Lina Filipovich creates sound collages mixing classical choir samples with Doctor Who-style electronics.
The COVID-19 lockdown obviously triggered a lot of online collaborations – which were often also thematically related to the worldwide crisis. But few – if not none – of them are as surprising as Jacob Cooper & Steven Bradshaw’s Sunrise.
Ben Bertrand evokes gentle spirits called Dokkaebi *** Nobuka deals with feelings of anxiety and isolation from the past year and a half
DreamScenes, October 2021 edition: “The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise”
Innesti’s self released album ‘In Letters’, and Wil Bolton’s sonic interpretations of the colors of Hokusai’s famous Kanagawa Wave painting.
Lawrence English explores the ‘elegant uncertainty’ of a Brisbane pipe organ *** Saffronkeira and Siavash Amini create a sound environment to trigger false memories.
Just imagine yourself sitting in a local bar at the end of the day. A bit tired, your head full of thoughts. The murmuration of the people around you slowly gets blurry as you drift off. Your thoughts begin to wander, memories are mixed with fantasies and places you never even visited. Until now.
Unusual atmospheres: ethnic-sounding ‘medicine music’ from Otorongo, and granulated theatrical cello sounds by Olenc.