I have been listening to this disc pretty incessantly for the past six weeks, but have been somewhat at a loss for words as to how to properly describe this one. This recording of the Lacey/Vogel duo is a fine document of what can happen when two great improvisers create such an interwoven sound through an intimate knowledge of each other’s playing. The word “seamless” just barely begins to describe the perfection of interaction on this recording.
The low volume levels on this disc rather craftily force you to prick up your ears to hear some of the near-silent subtleties in the sonic structures that this duo creates. The experience for the listener is somewhat akin to those intimate moments when one finds utter fascination with the intricacies of the “silence” of place. Slight drones, clicks, hums, buzzes, and other utterances of an extremely organic tone are the building blocks of this music.
Given the overall warmth of the sonic textures that this duo creates through the use of drums and laptops, it is at times hard to believe that the digital medium was so integral to the creation of sound. Created in memory of Alan Clarke
this is a fine requiem indeed. You will pry this disc from my cold dead ears. 8/10 -- Kevin Richards (1 April, 2009)