On BLACK HOLE, HI FIVE, out today on French Label Atelier Ciseaux, Lawrence, KA sound collagist C V L T S lifts his looped compositions from the murky waters of cassette culture and lays them out to sparkle in the sun. “Flooded Forest” and “Microrangers” make the upper octaves of a synthesizer in a faux-piano setting seem as dazzling and awe-inspiring as the contents of your mother’s jewelry box. But they radiate with an internal warmth that can only come from plucking those black pearls from memory– the glass beads of a remembered chandelier– and holding them for an hour in your hand.
C V L T S, “FLOODED FOREST”
C V L T S, “MICRORANGERS”
Words: Emilie Friedlander
BLACK HOLE, HI FIVE EP is available for digital download via Atelier Ciseaux, and in a limited edition of 30 hand-painted black cassette tapes with vintage picture postcards + free download. (Altered Zones co-premiere)