Selected Early Keyboard Works by Catherine Christer Hennix

Catherine Christer Hennix | Selected Early Keyboard Works Empty Editions/Blank Forms (2xLP/DL) I’m always thrilled when I have the opportunity, amidst so much new talent that I’m exposed to regularly, to discover an artist’s work, an experienced septuagenarian, for the very first time. Four of Swedish composer (and Renaissance woman) Catherine Christer Hennix‘s works are nicely showcased in this co-released collection (a volume of writings is forthcoming via Blank Forms) of Selected Early Keyboard Works. I find it quite interesting when unknown creatives who have been better known as scientists, visual artists, mathematicians and philosophers (like Hennix) are brought into … Continue reading Selected Early Keyboard Works by Catherine Christer Hennix

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Chordis et Machina by Ikue Mori x Christian Rønn

Ikue Mori & Christian Rønn Chordis et Machina (Resipiscent; LP) Out on August 7th is this striking new set of five pieces by the duo of Tokyo’s veteran sound manipulator Ikue Mori and Danish composer Christian Rønn. In what starts off like a carnival game of synth loops and swoops is the delightfully playful Beyond The Forest. It’s as though you are the shiny ball bearing being flipped through a cosmic machine, the effects are fueled by animated sci-fi and puzzling intercommunication from an unknown source. The crackles and pops seem erratically aerated, light as a feather, and full of … Continue reading Chordis et Machina by Ikue Mori x Christian Rønn

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