But what if I told you that sound too can be fragile, unstable and challenged, just like us humans. If feels like this was the basic idea behind this cooperation between sound sculptors Fabio Perletta & Asmus Tietchens. On 'Deflections', they have manipulated sound into something otherworldly and strange.
The six tracks on this album are all experiments with minimal soundscapes and alien noises. With these tunes, we're far away from anything that is conventional, unless you are one of those persons who claim that the softly droning engine of a spaceship is a musical masterpiece. The whole album is silent and tends to move to the background, even at a high volume. Perhaps, that is also it's only flaw, it's too silent.
But apart from that, I think 'Deflections' is an interesting album, one that comes highly recommended to fans of minimal ambient and sound art. Zoviet France and O Yuki Conjugate come to mind, be it in an extremely minimal approach. So, my advice? Check it out but turn the volume up. You'll enter a world rarely explored and only for the chosen few to be enjoyed. Oh, how great it is to be one of the chosen few...