The Aleatoric Series celebrates the role of chance in the creative process. When Matthew Shlian and Michael Cina decided to collaborate on a series, we had no idea what to expect, but we knew that the combination of their unique styles would prove captivating.
The three compositions in the series began as paintings by Michael Cina, which were then reproduced, cut apart, and reassembled by paper artist-cum-engineer Matthew Shlian. The process of collaboration and creation was quite loose, and yet the final compositions reflect the maddening precision for which these artists are known.
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Shigeto has been tearing it up non-stop on the road in support of Lineage along with a great performance at Ghostly’s SxSW showcase. At the moment, he is on American soil in support of Emancipator. In April, he will head back to Europe for a headlining tour with support from Self Says.
Choir of Young Believers, led by Jannis Noya Makrigiannis, present the masterful Rhine Gold, their second full-length. It hews closely to the template of its predecessor, This Is For The White In Your Eyes, and expands on it in every way.
Now a proper band, the collaborative dynamic has imbued their sound with more authority and daring, as Choir inhabits a wholly unique space where intimate folk, classic Krautrock, big-sky Americana, avant-garde composition and bombastic theatricality seamlessly serve the same master. Like Choir’s music, Makrigiannis’ powerful voice unifies the ambitious scope of Rhine Gold by sounding at once dolorous and magisterial. The rich, enveloping production does wonders to corral such creative largess under a unified, sepia-toned song cycle.
Following the noir glory of “The Lovers Night” single, Subb-an blesses Spectral Sound with another breathtaking tech-house monster titled “Take You Back” featuring Beckford once again. The flip side finds Spectral stalwart Ryan Elliott’s remix uncoiling “Take You Back” into a minimal techno territory.
Subb-an was also recently interviewed on BBC Radio 1 by Pete Tong talking about his rise in the underground dance scene.