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By DeForrest Brown Jr. Planet μ Records Ltd.
Speaker Music is a digital audio and extended media praxis inspired by rhythmanalysis, a book of essays by urbanist philosopher Henri Lefebvre as well as considerations of momentum and the “chronopolitical” from cultural theorist Kodwo Eshun. Mobilizing free improvised electronic percussion and stereophonic audio recordings, Speaker Music yearns to caress, engineer, and sculpt sentiment into a multitextual rhythmic body, quivering the nexus event of the moment into a collapsed “impulsed time,” toward a shared sphere of intimacy. Of desire, longing breathes an articulate “rhythmanalytic expression” of love for another, extrapolated into a love for and physical engagement with a shared world, as it is. Attuning to a vibrational ontology through an empathic “touching of frequencies,” of desire, longing unveils a romantic abstraction of sonic narratives previously innovated by electronic jazz musicians such as Les McCann, Urban Tribe and James Stinson. Gestural and weary sonic portraitures of sonorous and cybernated ensemble energy music unfold through successive fugal processions of a personal unspooling of flows of Eros — exposing and teasing out a dimensional crease and a desirous affect; encoding an encrypted heat, “with empathy, without excess.”