John Wall/Alex Rodgers
CD and book (E234)
210×148 mm, 20pp; foil-blocked cover
Edition of 200 copies
Mastered by Paul Richardson
John Wall/Alex Rodgers (E178)
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