ben vida / greg davis - working models (album preview) by Experimedia published on 2013/03/28 20:01:15 +0000 *Excerpts from the album. Available from Experimedia.net.* *160g vinyl in front & back die cut sleeve.* Two expansive compositions in compact form evolved from sinuous convolutions of electrical currents conducted through an intersection of Ben Vida and Greg Davis. Recorded, assembled and mixed in Brooklyn, NY and Burlington VT from September to June 2012, with both parties intervening on modular synthesizer and computer. Working Model 1 is a nodal piece, likened to a string of pearls, with each pearl being a chamber within which a sound environment is revealed, developed and transitioned to the next node seamlessly through gesture, rupture, and rhythm changes. Moments of stochastic synthesis, chromatic interrupters firing, globular pulsations, short lived melodic lines, and rhythmic arrangements keep the piece moving and the ear engaged at the micro level. The flip side, Working Models 2 has more of an unearthly feel to it with interwoven frequencies giving way to percussive structures, granular textures, and layers of synthesis that propel the piece through it's different movements.