PLAYING WITH LIGHT
Enhanced CD: Housepig hpig-001
"Playing with light" is the first full length release by W. T. Nelson of Bastard Noise and other projects. He contributed the slow and minimal ‘Sleeper Wave’ track to the intriguing "Six Doors" compilation which I highly rated [read review here].
7 tracks on this release fully explore his musical influences and he conjures
up a quite heady brew of different musical styles stamped with his own
individuality. This crossing of genres isn’t something new, as the
Sky Burial release showed [read
review here], but done right it makes for a more engrossing experience
overall. "Playing with light" touches on sparse, nearly empty
sound sculptures, drone work, experimental phases, dark ambience…
even slightly avant-garde (ish) in places. With a run time of only 37
minutes he crams as much as possible into such a short time span that
it makes me wonder what he’s capable of over a 60+ minute release.
The answer lays within him.
a bonus there‘s also included three short Quicktime films by the
artist Stephanie Miller. The films are in black & white / colour and
slightly grainy giving them an old school charm about them and act as
perfect companion pieces to the musical tracks 'Clay and fire',
'Playing with light' and 'The Sea'.
Direct Link: http://www.auralpressure.com/review/u/unicorn_playing_with_light.html
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