RIYL: Richard Youngs, Jim O'Rourke

Label: Always Human Tapes

The cover to Knon is conspicuously sparse, with only the title, catalogue number, artist name and three colored dots consisting of black, white, and pink. ¬†With its design, you might assume this is lowercase or an archetype of neo-classical minimalism – think Billy Basinski or Harold Budd. However,¬†Knon isn’t as “bland” (for lack of a better word) as it might lead you to believe. What it wants to present as a sparkly white towel, and fresh enough out of the wash to catch a strong whiff of the fabric softener, is actually a musky, mold covered, tattered rag with enough tendrils to make you think its an emissary of Cthulhu. For forty-five minutes, you’re whirling through a vortex with barely any glimmer in sight. With no external signs of hope to fawn over, you have to look within for that seemingly intangible gold. Listen to¬†Knon below via the Bandcamp player and see what you think of it. Cheers!

The Details

Knon is the second album from No with Always Human Tapes. Knon is a sculptural composition in noise and shifting textures. It is the first in a collection of four albums.
released January 25, 2017

Price $7

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