Album review

Nobukazu Takemura - 10th

Renowned for his live use of computers, live instruments and videos, Nobukazu Takemura provides a gentle but subtle introduction to the sometimes onerous world of avant-techno. Most intriguing here is his use of "speech-synth", a technology created to enable handicapped people to communicate, similar to that used by Stephen Hawking. It raises and debunks the question of whether this constitutes a human voice or whether a machine can sing. Illustrator Nakaban's cover art is reminiscent of Paul Klee, the spirit of whose cheerful, bright yet inestimable abstract art is recaptured in these detailed electronic miniatures.

Rating: 4 / 10


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