Boomkat Product Review:
Expert electro-acoustic dowsers, Hanno Leichtmann & Valerio Tricoli present Entr’acte’s latest rabbit-from-a-hat-trick; the latter filleting the former’s percussion and synthesiser improvisations on his trusted Revox B77 reel-to-reel machine with totally mind-bending effect.
Arcane, damaged, miasmic, The Future of Discipline follows a theme of quiet quantum mutability, with Tricoli using the B77’s famous varispeed functions to transform Leichtmann’s linear stream of consciousness into fantastic, corkscrewing gestures and stereo-affected formations - the sort that’ll have your eyes/ears spinning independently to register the source in different compartments of the head, as though trying to calculate their physics in real time.
The record breaks down to six parts, oscillating concisely doomy passages with explorative tracts of mumbled lullabies, mechanical noise, nerve-ringing percussions and cracked lacquer disturbance emulating something more akin to a dialogue of poltergeists than anything of the earthly realm.
It’s a perfectly imperfect mesh of sensibilities, agitating Leichtmann’s low key, jazzy quirks into skizzy refractions of themselves, flirting with a sense of chaos that threatens to spiral off into the unknown if their energies tip too far in one direction or the other.
File alongside The Caretaker, Luc Ferrari, Gruppo D’Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza.