Boomkat Product Review:
Purported Jaws Harp virtuoso, pantea, renders a microcosm of beguiling madness from her computer for the transfixing 2nd release on Tehran’s Active Listeners Club, the young label run by Parsa and Ramtin Niazi
OK, to be fair we’re not sure if the Jaws Harp thing is a red herring or not as we get deeper into the release, but for at least the first two tracks it certainly could be a source for the plucked twangs of ‘Combs’ and the wildly pitching, goopy tones of ‘Keys’, albeit processed lost out of all semblance. For that matter we’re really not sure what’s happening in ‘Cicadas’ either, which sounds like the titular insects have strangely relocated somewhere far wintrier than usual, and the same level of persistent, amorphous dynamic informs the gyring proprioception of ‘Patu (blanket)’, and comes to pool in simply jaw-dropping abstraction of ‘Jar & nuPg.’ Computer music connoisseurs are set to be beside themselves on this one.
“What's happened here is an adaptation of speculative worry, observed but not felt. Empty vessels filled to the brim, and emptied again. Content™ triggers refactorization of Eternity into eternity[n-1] and everything which was real is now ceramic. Magic happens in the space between Listening and the listener, where there is only verbs. And just outside that there is eternity manifest upside down, combing its hair.”