Shinkei + Luigi Turra - Yu

Shinkei + Luigi Turra - YuYu is the joint album of David Sani (aka Shinkei) and Luigi Turra, the coordinators of Italian label Koyuki. I got acquainted with the releasing activity of these guys about two weeks ago through the review for Kinetix - Absolute Grey. Evidently, itos high time to get know about them as the creative units. Release of collaboration that's examined took place this January on Non Visual Objects - label from the Austrian capital, its central theme is interpretation of minimalism in sound. Somebody, having read these words would think something of this kind: 'These boring cracklings, squeaks and drones mixed with silence portions again...'. In some way they would be right, nowadays there is a pretty large number of musicians creating abstract sound pictures of tiny sound pieces with different origin. The thing is that, WHAT we become in the result - less elements in composition means more responsibility for each of them. That's why rather often I see musicians as some surgeons of audioworld. Non Viual Objects is right one of those small labels which always release complicated, extremely interesting and hardly boring works. Though unacceptable for wide audience's understanding and that's why even more pleasant for music lovers fond of the mentioned theme.

As soon as the disc starts to play, the intimate and minimalistic sound atmosphere created by it instigates to protect yourself from the outer sound sources. If such sources are close they can prevent you from hearing anything. Musicians weave field records with thin threads of synthetic microsound making hardly visible paths dodging on the surface of the devastated planet. Let's imagine that about 200 years ago people brought themselves to the critical point, they stopped the violent act over the planet through killing civilization which is now experiencing new revival stage. If Yu must become a soundtrack for some plot, I think my description will do for it in the best way. There are few signs of life, and at the same time much enough. The thing is that they are represented very subtly, minimalistic and punctually - human voices, birds' singing, the noise of rain, sounds of an old radio or human treads... This ambient changes all the time from natural landscapes and city streets to terrible, dark corridors of basements depicted by the imagination. The atmosphere reminds of the episodes from the film 'Stalker' by Andrei Tarkovsky shot by the motifs of Strugatskie Brothers' story. Endless emptiness of quasireality muddles up any thinking object into the net of irrational... Sometimes you feel like to proceed movement and research other corners of new spaces, sometimes just to stand still and imagine what's coming up next. Maybe this very moment will be the time of the absolute freedom? Or absolute silence?..

- Non Visual Objects

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