Asher/Zimoun – Untitled Movement – 5.1 DVD – leerraum[ ]


The combined forces of Asher and Zimoun make for fascinating listening. Untitled Movement is a condensation of work, a fusion of the two artists, with dense textural shifting patterns threaded through distempered, disconnected piano tones. Like the beautifully rendered cover photography of Skoltz_Kolgen, this is utterly compelling, whilst also being enveloped in imperfections and accretions, a kind of subtly flawed beauty is contained, as if a drawer full of decaying musical manuscripts has been reverse engineered and given new life. We can hear the muted granular effects of denatured vinyl, perhaps, or the soft coating of dust and pittings that infect old metal..this would make an ideal accompaniment for the films of The Brothers Quay, as it engenders a slightly surreal and uncomfortably dark atmospheric, the result of a bad dream, or an eerie reality. An intriguing listen, fully immersive, and best appreciated with a good surround system in a darkened room. BGN



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WHITE_LINE was set up three years ago, in order to play and promote the work of artists and musicians working under the banner of "minimalism", in all its many guises. This has led to a regular and highly successful mix slot on the Garden of Earthly Delights radio show in the UK, and guest appearances on Resonance FM (frequenzen show). We now aim to extend the remit of the mix slots by reviewing (as often as possible) material that encapsulates and crystallises the minimalist ethic, and hopefully we'll be leading artists and audiences alike towards a deeper appreciation of this and other marginalised genres. I welcome your comments, and criticisms, and would love to hear from labels and artists who would like their work showcased on the show, or reviewed here. We regret that due to time constraints, we cannot review everything that is sent to us, but will endeavour to give exceptional work an "honourable mention" at the very least, and links to quality sites that we think worthy of mentioning. I am trying to support labels and artists as much as possible by promoting their work, not least because I am a stereotypical "struggling artist" myself, but also because there are so few younger artists entering this particular scene, and there is a danger of it becoming the sole domain of a handful of forty somethings who really ought to be doing something better with their time! Having worked for most of the more reputable underground magazines in the early 90's, I was never afforded the luxury of taking time and care over reviews, as deadlines and column space were always hanging like the sword of Damocles over me. With WHITE_LINE, I have the luxury of being able to review when I have time, and I am receptive to a particular mood, and hopefully this will reflect in the quality and length of some of the reviews. If you like what you see, please link to me to encourage more traffic through the site, and cross promote whatever is happening out there. Address for promotional material: 45 Drovers Walk Spring Park, Kingsthorpe Northampton NN2 8BB UK

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