Boomkat Product Review:
A covert and laudably subtle piece of installation-derived brilliance by Yann Novak, this hour-long piece was designed to support the gallery project A Sac Of Rooms Three Times A Day by artist Alex Schweder. The installation itself (premiered at Suyama Space in Seattle) involved two transparent vinyl houses, one inside the other, inflating and deflating three times per day, and this composition sources its sounds from recordings of the four inflation fans. The piece actually played back during the deflated stages of the installation, lingering like a ghostly remnant of the process, but even divorced from this context there's a strange potency to this humming mass of textures and overtones. Fans (sorry) of this sort of thing might be reminded of Eric La Casa's wonderful air.ratio album on Sirr, depicting the flow of air currents through various ventilated spaces. While the peculiarities of its conception render Intermission an inevitably less varied and rigorous work than La Casa's there's still something mesmerically absorbing about these muted, grey textures. Highly recommended.