Dissectio/Environmental Cleaning Moments
"Two composers thriving to create musical aesthetics out of cold, clinical electronic sound. Although Kaffe Matthews' recorded works are mostly based upon improvisational sessions and Martux' is purely composed, both clearly show that it's ideas that weigh, more so than the use of affective or anecdotal material. Martux_M, aka Maurizio Martusciello, created a strong and demanding new work out of 'Natures Vives II', one that is all now. The 3 pieces bounce between high and low -- big and small, in a most radical way. At first it leaves the impression that these loose parts show no coherency at all, but as the piece develops over time and unravels it's bigger compositional structure, the puzzle is made to fit. This is not a source for instant satisfaction, but one that asks for repeated listening, growing in its powerful dynamics and very well balanced emplacements in a generous fundament of silence. In all its minimalism, there's so much to hear, not a tick too much or a tone too little. Kaffe Matthews continues where 'Dissectio' had evolved into; a gently deve-loping and wringing body of tones, showing an almost opposite way of how to deal with more or less similar sound-components. Matthews has developed a unique sound over the years, one of great subtlety and high intensity at the same time. 'Environmental cleaning moments' might be one of her more quiet works, with great transparency too. These tracks often do not consist of more than slowly modulating tones with different timbres, fine-tuned to get the typical rough-cut sound Matthews gives along to all her work. A certain sweetness is hidden in there, but always with a sharp edge..."