Daniel Barbiero and Ken Moore – Lunge
Daniel Barbiero and Ken Moore sculpt acoustics amongst electronics in the compellingly rich “Lunge”. Exploring the experimental while retaining an emotional core these four pieces are remarkably graceful. Stringed gestures adorn the sound and are done with the greatest of ease. Luxuriously executed the duo work wonders in allowing every sound to breathe. The intersection between the natural and the surreal feels real. At times the duo even touch upon a pastoral feeling, one of a sense of ecstasy and bliss. Over the course of the collection the duo creates shimmering layers of sound.
Setting the tone for the album is the dreamy work of “particulate”. Within this piece, the duo explores a great variety of terrain, from the ethereal to the joyful. By far the highlight of the piece comes from the ornate work of “suspension”. For “suspension” the duo lets things spread out, resulting in rather subdued moments made throughout the sound. Layer upon layer are added with such attention to detail. Various small flourishes grow in significance resulting in a blooming full-bodied sound. Quite minimal in its approach is the ambience of “precipitate”. Electronics and acoustics dance together on the finale and title track “lunge”. At times nearly still, the narrative of the piece is one of constant, highly detailed swirls of sound that punctuate the almost silence nature of the track.
On “Lunge” Daniel Barbiero and Ken Moore craft a sound that feels vibrant, real, and deeply moving.