Klive, the project of Iceland-based digital soundsculptor Ulfur Hansson,
Sweaty Psalms (Swollen Glands, 2008 - Mille Plateaux, 2010), a series
of abstract vignettes that variously deconstuct melodies and rhythms.
Blck and Giants are mini-concertos of musique
concrete: bubbling, booming, rattling and ticking.
Mardi Gras deconstructs the parading bands of New Orleans via
creaking noise, industrial beat and mournful brass section.
Bridging past and future, the thumping Common Wealth boasts
childish croon and radio-days harmonies.
Abandoning the digital realm, Don't Give Up The Ghost delves into a
tribal African percussive fest driven by a pastoral flute.
Sweaty Psalms is a glitch ambient fresco that overflows with
disturbibg timbres and eventually sets in motion evil androids.
What the meaning of all of this would be remains largely untold.
Basically, it's a one-man vanity show.
It's eclectic to the point that one feels it's just a set of tentative pieces
from an artist who still has to decide what he wants to be.
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