UNCUT - - New Al­bums - Eerie drift­work from the Wadas, Ju­lia Holter and more JON DALE

FRK­WYS Vol 14 – Nue RVNG INTL 8/10

An in­ter-gen­er­a­tional ex­plo­ration, on Nue ex­per­i­men­tal sound artist Tashi Wada teams up with fa­ther, Fluxus fig­ure yoshi Wada, whose ’80s al­bums Off The Wall and Lament For The Rise And Fall Of The Ele­phan­tine Croc­o­dile are un­der­stated mas­ter­pieces of mod­ern min­i­mal­ism. It’s a qui­etly con­fi­dent col­lec­tion – short snip­pets of ser­pen­tine drones meet with shad­owy com­po­si­tions for gen­tle, ever-as­cend­ing melodies, rem­i­nis­cent of the spooked elec­tron­ics of Nuno Canavarro’s Plux Quba. When the full en­sem­ble, in­clud­ing Ju­lia holter and Si­mone Forti, gather on pieces like “Fan­fare”, the end re­sult is a softly en­gorged full­ness, a beau­ti­fully com­plex weave of tones.

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