Review of Folding, And The Tea [12k1021]

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“The Fold is a pleat, or demarcation in a continuous form. It implies continuity, not discrete parts. A folded line never dissolves into striated points, it retains the fluidity of the wholeness” said Gilles Deleuze. I have no idea who Christopher Willits is or something about his background, but apperentely he plays guitar, which, if I understand correctely, is being processed in real time, so that there is a strange sense of continuation and fragmentation at the same time. There are sixteen, relatively short tracks on this CD, which all share the same Ovalesque interest: a kind of cut up sound, but not digitally distorted but rather warm, delicate and intimate. it’s a great CD for sure. However… however… but in terms of new music, I must honestly say that this CD is also a bit outdated. It takes the best moments of Oval’s 94 Diskont and Systemisch into a more ambient area and shorter time frames, but it’s well taken path. That is not a bad thing per se, also since Oval didn’t do much right after that, me thinks, but still it’s not a very innovative CD in case one is looking for such a thing in music. Having said that, I do think it’s a great CD in terms of the music. What a strange paradox! (FdW)

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