John Wall/Alex Rodgers
Soar
CD and book (E234)
210×148 mm, 20pp; foil-blocked cover

 

Belgium £17 (including postage)

Europe £20 (including postage)

Rest of world £23 (including postage)

 

Edition of 200 copies

Mastered by Paul Richardson


John Wall
Arranging/composition/sampling/
voice manipulation

Alex Rodgers
Voice/texts


See also
John Wall/Alex Rodgers (E178)

John Wall/Alex Rodgers (E193)

Out of print

Review

John Wall’s granular textures once again manipulate and augment the oblique poetics of Alex Rodgers. The two have been collaborating for well over a decade now, in a gambit for Wall to reshape his creative process through improvisational strategies. Wall’s once meticulously edited samples have become serpentine, liquid, yet unmistakably digital. On Soar, his constructions look back to the glitch-
worship electronica of Vladislav Delay, Oval and Pole in their attempts to shed themselves of the trappings of techno. 

A lounge lizard slink is evident throughout Wall’s brief compositions, allowing plenty of space for Rodgers to gruffly articulate his existential profundities.

Jim Haynes in The Wire