Glotman—under his own name and monikers Blessed Initiative and KETEV—explores the outer reaches of the sonic universe, forging new textures and alien-like atmospheres through new processes and meticulous sound design. His latest album, Compound, follows where 2015’s Études left off, presenting two evocative long-form pieces that are at once beautiful, menacing, and poignant. Recorded as a trio with pianist Rieko Okuda and percussionist Marcello Silvio Busato, Compound confounds the listener with a swirling barrage of foreign sounds, sounds drawn from the outer edges of familiar instruments and the microscopic details often overlooked (think the pluck of a string or the clunk of a piano key). The recordings were then layered and reformulated by Glotman into the two full pieces on the album.
In support of today’s release, Glotman and Subtext have offered up a full stream of the album, available via the player below.
You can purchase Compound release here.