Saturday, March 15, 2014

Music now:"Five easy pieces"

This months cover by Aleksandar Ares,
with layout by K.K.W
Michael Vincent Waller: "Five easy pieces". By K.K.W

There's a softness thats flows and resonates from each track of Michael Vincent Waller's "Five Easy Pieces"; matched equally by a tender, somber feeling 
like cold november rain. Its pacing is an elegant mixture of seeming, languid grace, 
with subtle increases of tempo and intensity ("L'anno del Serpente").

Like rain drops on the surface of a pond (or puddle of water) turning into ripples,
"Ninna Nanna" is like the repetitious cycle of falling rain. Its beginning is slow, exuding equanimity, towards a gradual change of slight exuberance and a gentle decline - as with most things in life.
Cover for the EP, image courtesy of the artist.
A seemingly simple series of chords thats dissonant with a harmonious touch , and yet its cyclical. Like the wane and wax of the moon controlling the tides crashing against the shore. Its haunting element  is embedded in its simplicity - hiding somewhere behind the notes ("Per Terry e Morty - 1&2").

Complicated and low-key, exuding a stream of slight melancholy, altered by a brief increase in tempo. "Acqua Santa" is a light shifting storm you underestimate, its momentum reasserts itself, then dissipates - the emotional output lingering...
on the horizon.

Michael Vincent Waller.
Photo courtesy of the artist
Each piece is elegantly played by Gumi Shibata (1-4),
and Jenny Q. Chai ("Acqua Santa"), aside from their obvious skill - they seem to feel the music in an honest way. Waller's music gave me the sensation of water, of falling rain, somber moods tinged with joy. I would image its because he's born under a water sign; and is quite gifted. 
If you would like to know more, or take a listen, go to: "Art is the reason, art is the way" 

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