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ARTIST
TITLE
cc/bb
FORMAT
12"

LABEL
CATALOG #
SIGMA 008 SIGMA 008
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
11/27/2000

"'cc', the 'a' side of Minit's second release on Sigma Editions, develops through a slow and deliberate build up of subtly differentiated tonal layers. The need to listen with close attention is established in the first seconds through a scarcity of elements: simply a single regulated pulse, clear and insistent, repeated amid a barely perceptible atmospheric hum. The track then unfolds through a sub-division of this originating loop, quietly branching into a harmonic fifth and double time. And in this, different rhythms emerge and submerge, taking predominance in turns, although it is not clear whether this predominance is occurring within the music, or is determined by your own shifting attentions or your position within the stereo field. Eventually comes a twist: out of this fabric of accidental and partial cadences springs a piece of deliberate melody. Its beauty is such that you may begin to look forward to this moment when the notes harness themselves into elegant poignancy, in the same way that you wait for the chorus in a pop single. In contradistinction to how one would listen to stripped-back minimalism, actively; here you wait in passive expectation for particular sensations to be delivered to you. Study any object which has an element of ornament, and the same relation would be revealed: examining the scratches and anomalies on the smooth silver band of a ring, for example, you come to the emerald or the sapphire. Suddenly there is a more familiar beauty laid before you. It is embedded in the whole, but is of a different nature: its nature is to seduce. Minit craft enchanting sonic objects. These objects are not difficult in the traditional 'assault' form. The coherent movement between parts which ask for different kinds of attention from the listener, gently fractures 'listening' and signal what is rich and unusual and experimental, not only about this track, but about Minit's whole musical project."