Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Alex White - Transductions [Room 40 Promo]

Released via the Australian Room 40-imprint on June 5th, 2k20 is "Transductions", the most recent album outing created by Alex White who in this one is stepping away from his usual array of synthesizers to basically base the eight tracks on this longplayer on a Diskclavier instrument controlled by MIDI signals emitted from a patched modular synth. This said, the compositions found on this longplayer do slightly border on (Neo)Classical music with an academia-oriented twist especially prevalent in pieces like "Cheekbone Against Window Of Train" with its repetetive, yet ever varied motions of one single motif over the course of nearly eight minutes whereas "Bicycle Rear Wheel Lateral Movement" presents a thundering roar of dense sonic layers, the "Large Tent In Mild Windy Conditions" provides more of a lively, frolicking and playful approach towards cascading melodies whilst the "Water Hammer" literally drowns ones eardrums in a steady, overwhelming ebb and flow motion of harmony and off-kilter dissonance just to pick a few. Still: an album which will most likely attract listeners gravitating towards academia and musicology for a reason.


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