There are two different approaches to a similar theme on this joint LP release from Sound Of Cobra and NO=FI Recordings. Sonic travellers Expo ’70 (Justin Wright) and Ancient Ocean (John Bohannon) take on a side each, tackling themes of large-scale desolation and the subsequent rush of squeamish creation.
Bohannon’s patience balances well with Wright’s overflowing bag of tricks. Whereas ‘Waves In Caverns of Air”s formless febrility seems to seethe instantly with elemental activity, the glueish hum that grounds and surrounds ‘Decomposition Decay’ takes aeons to reach a comparable stage. If we imagine Wright presents the sound of earth developing in space, then Bohannon gives us life emerging on earth.
C32 – black cassette / clear flexy polycase / cover printed on Risograph – blue/orange fluo / limited to 100 copies…
Magic Towers is a duo born in Vittorio Veneto and active from summer 2010: two nomad and egocentric knights. They use synths, delays, tape echoes and space sounds in order to compose or improvise ambient and delayed atmospheres and trips. The project is based on the inner observation and the visual contemplation of the sound. The image of the Tower – connected on one hand with the journey, the passage and the transit, on the other with the static position – reflects the attitude of MT: an observer looking for the right observation point. Space ambients, rhythms from the deep, melodic inserts and an evil beat out: in contemplation of the immense Void.
N4: recorded in Milano during the All Soul’s Day 2011.
It’s the fourth part of the “Magic Trips” series.