Filed under: This Month's Favs | Tags: A Broken Consort, Aes Dana, ALVA NOTO AND RYUICHI SAKAMOTO, Fluid Audio, Foel, Hope, Indra's Web, Jacaszek, Kreng, Leylines, Maps and Diagrams, Music for Falling From Trees, Pentral, Peter Broderick, Rena Jones, UTP, Zaum Vol.1
After the success of her 3rd solo album “Driftwood”, multi-talented musician, composer, producer, and sound engineer Rena Jones has spent the last 18 months refining and mastering her unique classical take on electronic music, using her new found confidence and inspiration to tell the world a magical musical story in her new full length album: “Indra’s Web”.
In Buddhism and Hinduism, Indra’s Web is a profound metaphor for the structure of reality, representing the interconnectedness and interdependency of all things, describing a rich and diverse universe where infinitely repeated mutual relations exist between all its elements and entities. Through her composition Rena creates a musical metaphor of this philosophy, exploring a concept of repeated modalities similar to that of Stevie Wonder’s “the Secret life of Plants”, presenting different, yet interconnected themes that repeat themselves throughout the album, making it flow as one unique piece of modern classical electronic music.
Kreng – L’Autopsie Phénoménale De Dieu
Shrouded in the mystery and the opaque, otherworldly quality we’ve come to expect from the consistently remarkable Miasmah imprint, this beguiling debut album has been wrecking our collective heads here in the office for some time. Pieced together from a plethora of unidentified samples, field recordings and found sounds, Kreng taps into a unique, almost indescribable corner of the musical universe that originates from, and proceeds to completely re-imagine, the world of music for film and theatre.