New release from Richard Knight and Noise Research on aReW
aReW have released a new album by Richard Knight and Noise Research.
Richard Knight and Noise Research – Unified Theory (RW-033)
Richard Knight is a sonic/computational artist, usually performing with digital equipment and an emphasis on spectral ambiguity. Knight also utilises mixing desks as sound sources: a typically passive audio device subverted to become an expressive instrument. Output is derived from the tenuous area between feedback and feedforward – the hazy and perplexing cusp between order and chaos.
For this recording, both analogue and digital processes were used, combined as to blur the distinction.
Noise Research (aka UK sound manipulatist Ian Simpson) has adopted an uncompromising approach in both playing and performance which has led to his involvement as a performer with ‘The Frakture Big Band’ (Liverpool), Noise Club (Liverpool), Janx: The Gathering (Wirral), ‘Gnod’ (Manchester) Aht-N (Cumbria) & ‘Fonik’ (Warrington). He also actively organises and promotes performances in UK including the Pyramid Experimental Music Festival and Manchester based Electronic Organica Nights (co-organised with Richard).
Like Richard, Ian has also used both analogue & digital mediums to produce the sounds you hear on this project.
This is the first official collaboration between Richard & Ian although they have performed live together over the last couple of years. Further recording will take place this year which is to include additional musicians / artists.
I’m looking for any who wishes to review this to get in touch (or just go ahead and review !)
Cover art is by Ian Simpson (2011)