This Friday will see the release of Matt Evans‘s debut album, New Topographics, a bewitching collection of rhythmic percussion/electronic pieces stemming from a month-long residency at Brooklyn artist space Pioneer Works. After sharing ‘Cold Moon’ and ‘Full Squid’, the Brooklyn based drummer and composer is enticing us again with a new single from the album called ‘Spinning Blossoms’. The track is being offered with an accompanying video directed by Soop Groop aka Vanessa Castro, Dara Hirsch, Melodie Stancato, and Matt Evans. Castro had this to say about it:
“In the video for Spinning Blossoms, Matt, who scored this song and video, performs the various percussive and melodic loops that steady the rhythm of the song, while simultaneously falling out of sync with the actual performance of sound. Mel, the video’s choreographer, performs in another form of abyss, an empty office supply warehouse overflowing with detritus of corporate America.
To me the challenge for this video was: how can an ‘object’ of performance be both repetitive and improvised in both sound and movement? How can singular experiences happening in different times and places create a simulation of linear time? Matt composed Spinning Blossoms with self-made, sample-based, loops based on an internal rhythm that Matt himself created. I decided to follow that same framework.”
Watch the video below and grab New Topographics when it’s out on April 17th thought Whatever’s Clever.