Review | By Roger Batty / Musique Machine
Resonant Dowland | Matthias Engelke
ow, this is something rather different from German field recording/ sound art label Gruenrekorder- an album’s worth of modern/ avant-garde takes on songs from the Renaissance period, created by the use of male tenor vocalising and experimental electronics. All making for an album that very much feels like it’s in its own strange reality- somewhere between the 16th century and glitched-up future. The release appears in the form of a twelve-track CD. It’s presented in a four-panel digipak, which features a thirty-six-page booklet- that takes in a blend of moody, if abstract photos, and the full texts for the songs. So as we’ve come to expect from the Gruenrekorder, a nice arty presentation. []