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. Â With its design, you might assume this is lowercase or an archetype of neo-classical minimalism – think Billy Basinski or Harold Budd. However,Â 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 toÂ Knon below via the Bandcamp player and see what you think of it. Cheers!
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
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