Review of Slow Machines [12k2044]

Music Won’t Save You (IT)

With acoustic guitar, dobro and lap steel, Michael Grigoni has demonstrated his ability to create ecstatic environmental landscapes without resorting to electronics (“Mount Carmel”, 2019). When he came into contact with Stephen Vitiello on the occasion of his most recent collaboration with Molly Berg, Grigoni embarked on a dialogue with him that revealed the expressive paradigm of filtering and field recordings.

Thus took place the five pieces of “Slow Machines”, conceptually connected to the mechanical sculptures of Arthur Ganson, of which lulling guitar tones and fragile electronic mottling reflect the movements between real and imaginary.

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