Boomkat Product Review:
Mercurial pianist and experimentalist Chris Abrahams (ov The Necks) makes his first incision on 2016 with a delta of sublime concrète, keys, and whirling organ recorded between Melbourne and Berlin for Room40.
A definition of free exploration, Fluid to the Influence flows between rivulets of lilting piano, scarped strings, and paroxysms of atonal electronic noise that knows few bounds, but still appears coherent by virtue of his artistic flexibility.
Lysergic runs of organ calve into ecstatic, Mego-style noise scrabble in One-Liter Cold Laptop, and Scale Upon The Land lushes out to contemplative keys, whereas Receiver is a gyroscopic collage of sloshing electro-acoustic process and skittish percussion.
Trumpets of Bindweed blares head-spinning harmonic organ clusters and glissandi, whereas the spare organ drone space of The Stones Continued could be considered its inverse, and As Tranquil as an Apple melts music melody in fractal geometry.
If you like having the rug ripped and morphed from under your feet and wrapped around your head, this album is a joy.