Atlas collects what could be considered Ulises Conti’s most distinguished recording works throughout his 10-year solo career. The selection reveals a great sound display that generates musical spaces and landscapes of a beauty that is unusual in today’s scene, which stresses the timbral element (piano, French horn, viola, lap steel, etc.)
This is only a brief sample from his productions as a musician, because his work also expands on other disciplines such as film, visual arts, dance and theater, as the composer of soundtracks, installations and other sound research projects. He is one of the Argentine composers with the most potential and international projection considering his powerful and inspiring work.
As a sort of pantheist, or at least an artist who finds great stories hiding in the vast visual subtleties of nature – Subtle Trees is a classical music collage as much as it is an homage to classical music. It’s core is created through sounds gathered in the owl hours by sampling ancient instruments whose cores were derived from the trees of nature. These sounds were layered like lichen on an ancient pantheistic sculpture.
This 44 minute piece may structurally resemble a classical composition – divided as it is into several interlocking stanzas – but it’s difficult to place it comfortably within the realm of modern music. If anything, ‘The Rest….’ evokes the otherwordly, fantastical obsessions of the Victorians (Conan Doyle, Lear, Grandville, Wellcome, etc) through means of meticulously manipulated instrumentation, samples and voice.Plinth, of course, is no stranger to Victoriana.
Talkingmakesnosense is Dominic Dixon of Glasgow who has been making music in one form or another since he was a child. Most recently, he’s been releasing records on the now sadly defunct Benbecula Records, and now a new album on Rural Colours.
Coruscates consists of four long-form tracks, each tipping past the ten-minute mark.
An edition of 100, CD and cover packaged in a translucent envelope.