Top Bar
Musique Machine Logo Home ButtonReviews ButtonArticles ButtonBand Specials ButtonAbout Us Button
SearchGo Down
Search for  
With search mode in section(s)
And sort the results by
show articles written by  
 Review archive:  # a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Dafna Naphtali/ Gordon Beeferman - Pulsing Dot [Clang Records - 2017]

Pulsing Dot brings together a selection of fairly quirky & at-times surreal examples of modern composition utilizing piano, live sound processing, electronics & voice. The release appears in the form of a CD on demark based Clang Records- who focus in on releasing adventurous & experimental music from a few different genres.

The album was recorded in one November day in 2015, and it features  US female sound-artist/improviser/composer  Dafna Naphtali on voice, electronics & live sound-processing. And NYC based composer, pianist, and improviser  Gordon Beeferman on piano. With the five tracks blending together elements of modern classical composition, avant jazz, and generally playful-though- at times moody modern electronic composition

Each of the five tracks run between five & twelve minute mark- with a total album runtime of fifty two minutes. Opening up proceedings we have the just over eleven minutes of “Transmission”- to start with this brings together weird wailing & baying chanting, rapid higher pitched piano runs, and sudden electro textural pulls ‘n’ stretches. As the track progresses the elements nicely dart & meld together to create both an unpredictable, yet constantly active track that balances scuttling tension with slurred alien tribal-ness. Track number is the wonderfully entitled "Ozone Tongues"- and is the longest track  here at nearing the thirteen & half minute mark. It’s a mixture of sudden darting piano notation, internal piano sounds, swarming electro elements, and sudden banks of manic & chatting vocalising.

Throughout Pulsing Dot there’s an often quirky & playful feel to the material- which you don’t often hear in modern composition. Yet it never becomes too gimmicky or frivolous in it’s intent, always creating a keen feeling of both creative sound flair & unbalancing atmospherics. 

Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5

Roger Batty
Latest Reviews

Dafna Naphtali/ Gordon Beeferman ...
Pulsing Dot brings together a selection of fairly quirky & at-times surreal examples of modern composition utilizing piano, live sound processing, electr...
280524   adaa - …img…
280524   Tröjan - The Complete Tröjan ...
280524   Sorry, Charlie - Sorry, Charl...
250524   Max Arsava - Nowhere Dense
240524   Pandemonium - Pandemonium( Bl...
240524   Planet Of The Vampires - Pla...
230524   Lee "Scratch" Perry - Scratch...
230524   Terror Of The Master - Terror...
230524   Amateur Porn Star Killer 2 - ...
220524   A Story Written With Water - ...
Latest Articles

The Wall Noise Of Hana Haruna - F...
The Hana Haruna project started in 2018- initially making crude and brutal walled noise, but as it’s progressed it’s moved more towards layered, ...
140524   The Wall Noise Of Hana Haruna...
280324   The Music of Clay Ruby & Buri...
290224   Sutcliffe No More - Normal Ev...
100124   Occlusion - The Operation Is...
181223   Best Of 2023 - Music, Sound &...
051223   Powerhouse Films - Of Magic, ...
181023   IO - Of Sound, Of Art, Of Exp...
210923   Lucky Cerruti - Of Not so Fri...
290823   The Residents - The Trouble W...
110723   Yotzeret Sheydim Interview - ...
Go Up
(c) Musique Machine 2001 -2023. Twenty two years of true independence!! Mail Us at questions=at=musiquemachine=dot=comBottom