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Enigmatic masters of their artforms, Cortini and English meet at the apex of their powers in a breathtaking recording.
Operating at their most diaphanous, sky-scraping and apocalyptically glorious, the pair captivatingly match each other stroke for stroke in a spirit-engulfing study of coruscating harmony and saturation. The results speak to a mutual admiration for each other’s work, with each artist hailing the other’s ‘Sonno’ and ‘Wilderness of Mirrors’ as important parts of their listening lives in 2014.
With this fundamental understanding and appreciation of each other’s singular approaches and practice in place, they most beautifully brogan the best out of each other in ‘Immediate Horizon’, subliminally traversing vast noumenal, psychoacoustic terrain from fathomless spatial coordinates and elusive textures, to lilting spectral melody and sore choral cadence by the piece’s close.
We can only imagine that, within the gargantuan bowels of Berlin’s Kraftwerk space, the premiere of ‘Immediate Horizon’ must have been quite incredible, especially in the way that they use density within negative space, and their skill in transitioning from pulsating cosmic ferocity to moments of stark, life-affirming beauty.