24 April 2017

Danae Stefanou & Michalis Moschoutis - Crease

  Επειδη ο αυτοσχεδιασμος δεν ειναι το φορτε μου, καταληγω να μεταφραζω τη γλωσσα του εκαστοτε εγχειρηματος σε μια διαλεκτο που μπορω να κατανοησω. Ετσι, στα αυτια ενος εξοικοιωμενου ακροατη με το χωρο του improv, η συνεργασια της Δαναης Στεφανου και του Μιχαλη Μοσχουτη θα ειναι ενα απταιστο παραδειγμα πιανιστικων και κιθαριστικων μεταπραξεων. Φυσικα, η δικη μου αντιληπτικη ικανοτητα δεν φτανει μεχρι εκει, οποτε εισπραττω το Crease σαν μια εκπληκτικη παραφραση των πρωιμων New Blockaders σε πιθανη μανουρα με τον Derek Bailey. Ναι, ειναι τοσο καλο.

I first came across the term 'instant composition' in a Can interview, where the band described their modus operandi. The phrase stuck into my mind, but at the time I couldn't care less for such things so I flipped the page and continued to live in absolute ignorance.
 Some years later, I found myself inside the wonderful and frightening world of experimental music -whatever that means- but still couldn't grasp the concept of Can's method, because in my tiny mind improvisation began at the end of composition or something like that.
 Crease reminds me of Dimensions Of Dialogue by Jan Svankmajer, more than anything else. Ok, sometimes it has the aura of The New Blockaders or even Organum for that matter, but the ebb and flow between Stefanou and Moschoutis uses the same stop-motion harsh language with the Czech filmmaker. Their interaction is captured by a glorious lo-fi recording, which magnifies the physicality of every sound and keeps the angularity of the project intact. And at last, I gοt what the fuck means 'instant composition' and I'm so happy about it.

Crease CS (Coherent States - 2017)

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