Boomkat Product Review:
The increasingly crucial Slip introduce British composer Aaron Parker with Storage, his debut release of five quiet, variegated electro-acoustic ecosystems recorded between 2013 and 2015.
Warehouse was recorded in Manchester 2013 and greets us first with a very canny play on temporal and spatial perceptions unfolding over 24 minutes of breezing yet pointillist percussion, darting strings and floating wind section threaded with Parker’s icy electronics. At once it feels as microscopically focussed as a Luigi Nono or Giuseppe Ielasi recording, yet as broadly picturesque as a Chris Watson sound image and with the refined minimalism of ‘70s Glass or Reich.
The proceeding four pieces are measurably more succinct and titled with GPS coordinates of the recording’s respective location and date, forming an æther-dream cycle of music box melody, rustling bleeps, and swelling, underlying concrète mechanics ranging from the charming chatter of 51°58'N/1°19'E-290515 to the chain reactions of 51°58'N/1°19'E-310515 which just reminded us of Autechre’s Fol3/Fol4.