Marsen Jules

The Endless Change Of Colour

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REVIEW: THE WIRE (UK)

The Endless Change of Colour falls into that category of tonal minimalism for which Folke Rabe's What?? is probably the ur-text, with incremental changes in timbre and frequency working like a sonic version of Hitchcock's famous dolly zooms: warping your perception of foreground and background, your position and the horizon ahead. Created by splitting a single phrase from a jazz record into three distinct loops that run at different speeds, Jules - aka Martin Juhls - creates a theoretically endless phase pattern of unfolding and infolding ripples. It's a meditative listen, but its selfconscious purity is almost antiseptic: the loops are filtered into pure tone, leaving no traces of the original source sample.
Marsen Jules
The Endless Change Of Colour