- B.A.A.D.M. 007
Opéra Mort、Sewer Election、Mattias Gustafsson、Frederik Croeneなど、とにかくマニア好みの濃い音楽家を手掛け続けているベルギーの激シブレーベルB.A.A.D.M.。その仕掛け人である主宰者の片割れMathieu Serruysが自身の2ndアルバムを5年振りに出版。先に挙げた音楽家達にもリンクする、素材そのものの鳴りや気配っぽい空気感を重視した超濃密かつ絶妙な仕上がりのアブストラクト音響。手放しで大推薦の内容です。限定300部、ダウンロードコード付き。
Skin / Glove is the second LP by Belgian musician Mathieu Serruys, following the release of his B.A.A.D.M. debut On Germaine Dulac back in 2014. Compiled over the course of a fortnight, the record features material recorded over the past five years: creaks of ice buckling under heat, thick hums like nauseating headaches, plumes of evaporated organ hymns, frostbitten crackles of dying tape loops. These disparate sources are unified by the pervasive corrosion of pain and time, which presses into the surface of every sonic object. Melodies splinter under the strain of being pulled apart; drones tremble under the gathering gravity of fatigue; dissonances flicker like candles on the brink of extinguishment. Yet despite the emotional density of the material itself, the process of composition provides a route toward comprehending how these sounds and experiences are connected. Skin / Glove reads as a constellatory map of adversity and grief, beautifully coalesced through the cathartic distance of retrospect, haunted by the sibilant whispers of distinct memories in dialogue, latticed by lesions that fatefully and poignantly intersect.