Beginning with Aemae and now working under his own name, Brandon Nickell has spent the last decade taking cues from nearly all generations of analog and digital sound development and shaping them into a unique, fully realized vocabulary all his own. The compositions here are fluid, all captured with impeccable clarity; bell-tones and intricate layers of overlapping digital and analog synthesis intertwine within the stereo field. Remarkable material by an artist to watch.
A recent long-distance virtual studio collaboration between close colleague and fellow traveller Raphael Alvarez of Guatemala/Cuba via North Carolina, and Richard Vergez. Ongue Ditas is a melding [...]