Boomkat Product Review:
Lorenz Lindner aka Mix Mup/MM returns to his Molto project on this nebulous set of minimalist improvisations, compiled from various live performances and recommended fer the Visible Cloaks, Rupert Clervaux set.
'Centre De Recontre' is a whisper-quiet listening experience that hones in on the tiniest sounds, allowing them to grow carefully but assuredly. While 2015's "Versatile International Service" was hinged around jazz and library music, this new one feels rooted in Hiroshi Yoshimura's stripped-down environmental music, minimal dub and lower-case improv. Tracks like the 10-minute opener 'Set' live in mostly negative space, giving focus to percussive elements that might usually be drowned out. Rattling woodblock clacks and tin can smacks are the rhythmic accompaniment to electronic keys that meander - seemingly aimlessly - before being joined by faint general MIDI vox.
Lindner crafts chilling improvised soundscapes, but doesn't do it without humor; although the sonics are considered and precise, there's always a sense that by using these canned sounds and repurposing them so purposefully, he makes them more potent and eerie. 'Adore' mutates from quiet rattles and jazzy keys into an almost dubby grind, sounding like Juan Atkins and Moritz Von Oswald's "Borderland" collaboration on half speed. The title track meanwhile, a weighty 12 minutes of bells, pads and percussion, sounds as if Visible Cloaks were scoring an '80s giallo movie reinterpreted by an Eastern European theater company.