Ikue Mori and Christian Rønn are twin masters of unrule, radically attuned to time and sound, invoking the personhood of space and object, chordis et machina, as you’ll soon discover once their music gets loose in your own environ.
Laid down at Elektron Musik Studion (EMS) in Stockholm, this is no meandering muddiness, the precision and responsiveness of their heady collaboration steps swiftly from fine grit distortions to leaky sinewaves, sweeping from the playfully melodic to the seriously xenomorphic. As prepared-piano hammers against braiding electronics, each possibility unfurls the next. Tossed out from the final groove, you’ll hike up your needle and want to plunge right back in.
“The fusion of ecstatic electro-acoustic and other worldly sensibilities draw some resemblance to Cecil Taylor’s out-of-body playing, but here in the hands of Mori, accompanied by Rønn’s steady electronic manipulations it’s in a brand-new tongue. It’s as though the Phantom of the Opera’s afterlife has risen.”[…] It’s so exciting to hear this coming from the Bay Area’s exciting underground ‘anti-profit‘ label. This record leaves your senses tense, salivating, wanting…." -TJ Norris