Date : 01.03.14
Format : Full-length
ibi's debut release sees the duo – Collin McRae (violin, cymatic square, electronics) and John Kannenberg (percussion, electronics) – delineating time and marking space in four atmospheric improvised pieces. McRae's violin soars, manipulated by samplers controlled by both her and Kannenberg, while her cymatic square (a handmade metal plate bowed to make visual patterns while hitting certain pitches) creaks and howls in deftly controlled outbursts. Kannenberg's percussion and electronics skitter around McRae's leading lines, taking a more prominent role as the second track's lead drone: a digitally-manipulated version of his gravity-based fishing line drawing technique.