Audrey Chen & Richard Scott / Sam Weaver / Tom Knapp
Audrey Chen and Richard Scott
“Hiss and Viscera” is Sound Anatomy’s fourth album release and presents a striking debut recording from two highly distinctive voices in the richly varied Berlin improvising scene. On the face of it the human voice and analogue synthesizer may appear to have little in common but Audrey Chen and Richard Scott share an intuitive, corporeal and dynamic sound world out of which an intense and sustained musical conversation develops. Phrases and interjections bounce and ricochet between Chen’s vivid lexicon of glottal pops, rasps and expulsions and Scott’s exhaustive catalogue of electronic clangs, plosives and propulsions. The resultant musical conversation may not always seem entirely human in origin, conjuring sonic images of stories, languages and environments populated by many unearthly creatures, real or imagined."
"Sam Weaver uses his studio as a laboratory for sonic investigation and production, re-routing instruments into abstraction and deliberately misusing his equipment. Sam’s work exists between acousmatic music, free improvisation and experimental electronics, seeking to explore the dynamics of sonic harmony and chaos."
"Tom Knapp’s Ge-stell debut ‘Mophoc Rez’ unfurls through hard edit juxtapositions and morphological destablisations, combining the nuances of free-time electroacoustic improvisation with well-tempered granular tactility. In each computer based composition, various planes of spectral gradation intersect with otherwise dormant frequencies. ‘Mophoc Rez’ produces intricate reticulations, recurring digital malformations and an asymmetrical topography, in which a decisive event might occur anywhere in its borderless terrain."