PRX-002 -Baroque Treasures-Computer Mediated DeCompositions (2014)
The most recent installment in this series of radical reinterpretations of baroque music. On this album, compositions by Handel, Vivaldi, Scarlatti and Albinoni are used as source material in a “decompositional” approach, where the original works are profoundly transformed into new soundscapes through the use of improvisation, digital sampling and randomization algorithms. The resulting soundscapes are an alluring combination of textures that are true to the original instruments while simultaneously expanding upon them.
“ ‘Albinoni Adagio For Strings & Organ’ renders those instruments unrecognizable; there’s glitched-out classical guitar and insect-like buzzing, all being transformed and warped inside some sort of forcefield.” The Answer Is In The Beat