Der Autor, Kurator und audiovisuelle Künstler DeForrest Brown, Jr. bringt ein neues Album seines Projektes Speaker Music heraus. “Of desire, longing” enthält zwei seitenfüllende Klangkollagen, die in kleinteiliger Detailarbeit improvisierte Perkussion mit einer Vielzahl gesampleter und mehrfach bearbeiteter Sounds verknüpft.
“Speaker Music was inspired by Rhythmanalysis, a book of essays by urbanist philosopher Henri Lefebvre as well as considerations of vibe, momentum and the ‘chronopolitical’ in Black music as defined by British cultural theorist Kodwo Eshun. Speaker Music mobilizes freely improvised electronic percussion and stereophonic audio recordings. Speaker Music yearns to caress, engineer and sculpt sentiment into a multi-textural rhythmic body, quivering moments into a collapsed ‘nonpulsed time’.
His debut for Planet Mu centres around gestural sonic portraitures of sonorous and cybernetic ensemble energy music. of desire, longing is a time-based release meant to fill both sides of the vinyl completely, working against the quick turnover rate of the current track-based standard of the streaming economy. Through his empathetic ‘touching of frequencies’, DeForrest unveils a romantic abstraction of sonic narratives that recalls previous innovations by electronic and jazz musicians such as Les McCann, Urban Tribe and James Stinson. of desire, longing encodes the listener with an encrypted heat, made ‘with empathy’ and ‘without excess’.” (Planet Mu)