Vital Weekly

Of course a DVD-R still looks like a regular shiny disc, but can hold so much more information. In the case of Binmatu it’s used to store the eight pieces that make up ‘Crystylys I-VIII’ as a 32 bit wav, raw files and MP3 (although one is missing) and for the four first pieces a HD Video file. Binmatu, Kvitnu writes, is ‘a ‘priest of sound’, delivering complex air pressure modulations towards ears, presenting certain degree of divine experience – connection with higher powers’. It’s not y’r usual talk when you listen to music which has this deep end quality to it. These pieces are indeed something that make your ears bleed when you play this even at a considerable volume. This is not something that we call noise, but some radical sonic stuff of high pierced sine wave like sounds and deep bass rumble, all delivered in a highly minimalist fashion. Think Ryoji Ikeda, think Pan Sonic, think Goem, but all of this in the hands of Binmatu, whose interest doesn’t lie in creating a sonic rich, yet fine piece of music, but in some cases creates something that is great to watch, even, such as in ‘Crystylys V’: opening these files up in an audio editor create a fine image, as well as some wonderfully strange music. More images are to be found in the four films, which are of abstract nature, lines forming patterns, and moving along with the music. I can image this on big screens and great sound installations with much longer pieces of music would work even better, and maybe it would help the more esoteric message getting across, but this home version works equally well. (FdW)

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