Boomkat Product Review:
Alessandro Cortini and Ted James Butler’s Limited Interest label present a heady session of modular synth expressions by Eric Avery, the co-founder and original bass player for LA rock band, Jane’s Addiction. Safe to say you won’t hear this one on VH1 any time ever.
Veering sharply away from his early work with Jane’s Addiction and more recent solo exploits such as Life.Time , Avery’s latest picks up where he left off on a remix of Cortini’s Scientist as Sonoio in 2011, channelling himself thru the wires of a modular synth setup and samplers and into vast recursive spaces and spooling synth noise scapes more akin to fellow west coaster Jefre Cantu-Ledesma than anything else you’dnaturally associate him with.
Whilst belied by a title that hints at fragility and ephemerality, Delible’s widescreen panoramas are painted in broad, confident strokes and shot thru with a rich melodic pathos, helping it to stake a fine balance of grounded modesty and star-clawing ambition from the windswept Gas-like spell of German Requiem to the bittersweetness of his Aldeburgh Sea (Sunset) and Aldeburgh Sea (Sunrise) numbers which engulf the B-side, and ‘fessing up a sort of nerve-shot but determined new age and kosmiche spirit in the spaces between.