Boomkat Product Review:
After establishing herself as one to watch with debut LP, Ett, Editions Mego’s brightest young artist, Klara Lewis, follows extensive touring since that 2014 release with the deeply focussed, multi-dimensional sound designs of Too.
It’s no secret that Klara is Graham Lewis ov Wire’s daughter, and therefore not difficult to draw a line between her investigations of laptop-as-loom for creating vast, enveloping tapestries of field recordings and electro-acoustic process, and her dad’s exploratory, studio-as-instrument work with Dome in the early ‘80s.
Klara clearly has a keen ear attuned to the nuance of texture, tone, and spatial dynamic within electronic and organic spheres, underpinned with a rhythmic subtlety that integral yet not overbearing within Too.
She finds a democracy of sound within the mix giving equal attention to all parts of the stereo field, from the whirring micro-organisms of View thru the whisked rhythmic torsion and distant bird calls of Twist, or the loping freedom of trip hop and avant-classical movement in Too.
Yet, from initial listens our favourite parts occur with the vast, drifting sense of scale rent from multiplying sound sources in Beaming and the very canny sleight-of-hand applied to the near-collapsing rhythms and vaulted dream dimensions of Us.