Sound

Acute Inbetweens

Since their initial meeting in Australia during 2006, Stephen Vitiello (USA) and Lawrence English (AU) have enjoyed a long distance collaboration orbiting around the joint passion for field recordings and modular synthesis.

Exploring the points of convergence and divergence between electricity and environment, the duet’s Acute Inbetweens is a collection of works derived from hazy environmental memory, imagined landscape and field recorded actualities. It’s a blurring mist of encountered spaces, recreated by means voltage controlled.

Like the spatial inspiration that guides the record, Acute Inbetweens pace is tempered and during certain pieces borders on a sense of timelessness. Pieces such as La Voix est absente unfold with a pacing of the lauded opening Lotus flowers at Sinobazu-no-ike pond, individual elements revealing themselves in subtle arcs of sound, swelling into a rich harmonic whole. By contrast Exposure in Relief is a more robust and pulsing work in which micro melodies spiral into one another.

Acute Inbetweens, sharp moments diffused in time.