IKUE MORI AND CHRISTIAN RØNN: Chordis Et Machina: LP

A collaboration between Ikue Mori, best known as the drummer for DNA, and Danish electronic music composer Christian Rønn. The music they create here is decidedly of the experimental type—synthesizers, pianos, assorted effects and such aiming to evoke various moods rather than verse-chorus-verse. The “noise” aspects that often permeate music of this type are kept well reined in and these are more contemplative and brooding than assaultive. Not for all, I reckon, but more adventurous souls with some time to sit and listen might find much here that piques their interest. Limited to three hundred. –Jimmy Alvarado (Resipiscent)