Riding the razor's edge between bristling electroacoustic wizardry and the constrained structures and harmonic interplay of musical minimalism, "Immanent in Nervous Activity" is Die Schachtel's new release from the creative partnership of Giovanni Di Domenico and Jim O'Rourke, joining the conversant vision of two of the most striking voices within the field of contemporary sound.
Comprising a single long-form work, divided into two movements that culminate as a second chapter to the duo's 2015 LP, "Arco"—an album which endeavored, on visionary terms, after the potential of waiting and patience as means toward musical form—their latest adventure, recorded in Japan with further contributions by Eiko Ishibashi
on flute and Tatsuhisa Yamamoto on snare, rolls at a glacial pace, deftly weaving tension into restrained sheets of tonality, texture, and harmonic dissonance that ripple with microscopic detail and a stunning sense of structure.
Edition of 400 copies, metallic silver print, incl. fold-out poster.
Musician, composer, improviser and producer, Jim O'Rourke (born in 1969 in Chicago, lives and works in Tokyo) is an essential figure of the American independent rock and post-rock scene (his solo records released on Drag City or in groups with Gastr Del Sol and Sonic Youth
have all become classics of the 1990s and 2000s) as well as experimental and electroacoustic music. His collaborations are countless: Illusion Of Safety, Christoph Heemann
, David Grubbs
, Loren Connors
, Wilco, Henry Kaiser, K.K. Null, Günter Müller, Voice Crack, Evan Parker
, Phill Niblock
, Mats Gustafsson, Tony Conrad
, Faust, Space Streakings, Loose Fur, Fennesz
, Diskaholics Anonymous Trio, Carlos Giffoni, Keiji Haino
, Masami Akita
, Masaya Nakahara, Takehisa Kosugi
, Fire!, Akira Sakata, Oren Ambarchi
, Stephen O'Malley
, Kassel Jaeger
, Anthony Burr
, John Fahey, Tortoise, Stereolab, Red Crayola, Guided By Voices, Merzbow
Pianist, performer and composer Giovanni Di Domenico (born 1977 in Rome, lives and works in Brussels) has carved a deep path through a diverse number of discrete fields within experimental music
, working in various ensembles—Abschattungen, AufHeben, Bonjintan, Cement Shoes, Delivery Health, Going, etc.—as well as producing a discography of critically heralded solo efforts, and intimate collaborations with Jim O'Rourke
, Tatsuhisa Yamamoto, Akira Sakata, Arve Henriksen, Tatsuhisa Yamamoto, Alexandra Grimal
, Nate Wooley, Chris Corsano, and others.
Di Domenico has founded his own label, Silent Water, home of an eclectic and occasionally unclassifiable production.