Boomkat Product Review:
Emergent sound artist Klara Lewis and inspirational English polymath Simon Fisher Turner fathom glorious, unpredictable and immersive compositions on ‘Care’, their collaborative debut for Editions Mego.
Embracing dualities and paradoxes of nature and technology, gender and age, aggression and fragility, the pair bring the best out of each in four expansive parts, where Fisher Turner brings over 40 years experience between pop, post-punk and the avant-garde to Klara Lewis’ fine-tuned ear for field recordings and her diaphanous production palette.
In the opening ‘8’ they establish wonderfully open parameters to their joint sound with radiant atmospheres and roiling drones ruptured by convulsive glitch, as if literally ripping between their two imaginations, before they gel around a mutual point in the mid-distance with Terre Thaemlitz-like keys and see-sawing rustic strings implying medieval melodies amid the multi timbral spatial dimensions and low end threats of ‘Drone’.
‘Tank’ then ventures into into the Middle East with the buzz of kids singing soon enough cut short by politically timed ballistics, leaving listens reeling in a fizzing mid-air streaked by stressed strings and a plangent Arabic vocal that leads into Muslimgauze-like dub rhythm and a gorgeous electronica coda, leaving us engulfed in the patient, anaesthetising and dissociative swell of ‘Mend’.