Monday, August 22, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
In trying to impose a draconian order in my studio, some devices have been relocated, hopefully to my sonic benefit. My ::vtol:: sound generators are now gracefully and invitingly together in the hope of getting more use. Thanks to the ever-creative Dimitry for creating such exciting devices! Pictured are the Volfram, the Cramola, and the Corvax.
Sunday, August 7, 2011
The cold austerity of much Raster-Noton product is not in evidence here! Kangding Ray's OR exhibits a warmth that is not only suggestive of analogue processes, but also of a poetic humanity that from track to track is beguilingly inviting. David Letellier insists that his work is a critique of modern civilization gone awry, and certainly the title's monetary suggestion may be just that. But it is simply so seductively beautiful...electronic music with the heart of french cinema, a primordial mythology that underpins european culture and contains a sadness that is at once beautiful and aching. To bring this aching beauty to the fore, in the piece "Pruitt Igoe" the tragedy of Echo and Narcissus is referenced, lovers doomed from the start.
This 2011 release from Kangding Ray is even more topical considering the present economic woes of the European Union. Mr. Letellier provides a beautiful soundtrack for immolation.