COH Plays Cosey..an intimate visitation, a conjoining of two primal forces of the avant garde. Cosey’s voice, and vocalisations become the impetus for COH’s (Ivan Pavlov) rigorous splice and dice texturalisms…a sampladelic excursion, an explosion of cut and paste figments and fragments. Cosey’s explicit and intensely personal poetry, touches on areas of post modernist feminism, raising issues of honesty, trust and privacy – COH twists and subverts the source material, releasing a new tonality, re-interpreting and re-energising the voice, generating exquisite, invigorating rhythms from Cosey’s striated poetry. From these desolate deformations, particles of breath bloom and wither, fractured sentences and half-hidden meanings twist ands swirl, time stretched and plasticised, yet somehow still transmissible, still discernable as voice rather than digital discord. Here and there, the voice appears cybernetic, Cosey rendered in harsh electronic tonalities, an avatar operating in an expansive virtual netherworld, reconstituting itself elsewhere in its original form. LOST is a haunting, endless loop, again time stretched and deconstructed, a blurry, visceral piece that is as beautiful as it is un-nerving.
At some point, Cosey will reverse the operation in a follow up release, “Cosey Plays COH” . Presumably here, an opportunity for a reversal of roles, and no doubt an opposing technique, perhaps something more organic, in direct opposition to COH’s hard digital processing..we can only guess. But for now, COH plays Cosey demonstrates the promise of this ongoing collaboration, a meeting of minds, a fusion of voice and processed electronics, a gathering of opposites. BGN