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Time-space bending post-techno aces from Italy’s Voronoi, including a radical remix dissection by Jesse Osborne-Lanthier...
Marking their 3rd orbit on Florence-based OOH-sounds, Voronoi explore the sheer pleasures of liquifying techno into states beyond the putative purpose of making folk gurn harder, better, faster, stronger. Instead they hear and pursue the value in techno as a free, mutable substance for mental travel and balletic, post-human proprioception. Better yet, it does so without any showoff acrobatics or complexity for complexity’s sake, landing somewhere to our minds between Rubén Patiño’s Lag Os output; Mark Fell’s research for Evol’s Alku; the farthest reaches of Rabit or Lotic; and a jellified land that shares borders with Rashad Becker’s Notional Species.
“Vis-Viva is the surprise of movement, the wonder that leads to imagine new possible configurations of the present, objects created with materials not yet invented move in aseptic and virtual spaces without respecting the normal laws of physics. Used for the first description of kinetic energy in elastic collisions the historical term Vis-Viva titles second OOH-sounds release from VORONOI, a work inspired by post humanism literature, experimental observation and speculative evolutionism where sounds and motion seem to face over the contemporary techno-scientific corpus from a positive angle.
Can sounds behave like particles do? How sound reacts and transforms if treated like organic matter? VORONOI tries to answer back by sculpting a precise and complex sound design in an anti-climax approach to composition. Rhythms are free, unpredictable, tracks always seem to respect some grammars of club-music but abstracting from its normal timbres and denying its conclusions to face a digital fantasy.
Vis-Viva’s experiment is completed by an extended 6 minutes re-work track by electronic music producer and multidisciplinary artist Jesse Osborne-Lanthier (Halcyon Veil, Raster-Norton, WTN?) who reassembles VORONOI’s sonic palette into his unique style. The result is as if everything has traveled outside the lab to be exposed to the outside world.”