Premiere: Ondness – Them Corja

Posted by on February 23, 2015

ONdness Them Corja -artwork

Ondness returns after a busy 2014 with a new tape on Paralaxe Editions, Them Corja, full of wide open ambiance. Throughout four sketches, the Portuguese experimental artist Bruno Silva presents shreds of synthetic noise and sometimes unclassifiable blips, but he allows each of his sounds plenty of room to breathe. This sense of space comes through in the beats that Silva suggests, at times quite explicitly, and discretely at others. The sweetest hook comes in the middle of opening cut “Rod Serling’s Predator,” where minimal bass-and-beat touches lead morph into nearly danceable mechanical transgressions. From here, the tape descends into abstract territories, but the listener is already hooked at the sugary opening track. In lieu of this feeling, some of the darker, more abstract moments of the tape feel less threatening, and therefore almost comforting. Them Corja will be available from Paralaxe Editions.