Forma II by Thomas Ankersmit and Valerio Tricoli creates a patchwork of sounds that mutate and transform like visual art as sound. As if emulating the philosiphy of free jazz, this limited CD on PAN continues in a locomotive state through an unpredictably vast range of tones and extremes. Muddy walls of hiss dissolve to a wisper of static, and then blow wide open into massive caverns of noise. Others drill into your ear challenging you to maintain your focus until a wash of texture ushers in a respite. The focus here isn't on creating sounds, but altering your ears perception of the space you listen to sound in. Perfect for those who love the complex and challenging.
I gladly traded my dollars to the folks over at Discriminate Music in exchange for a copy.