Pleq And Lauki – Perceiving Perspective 7.6
and Lauki often flirt with classical conventions. Classical instruments have
appeared on both of their releases before. On ‘Perceiving Perspective’ this
classical approach is taken even further. Now, rather than the classical
instruments surrendering themselves to the almighty drone, it’s vice versa. The
instruments tend to be more in the forefront of every song. Drones wait in the
background ready to support the more traditional instruments.
songs meditate. ‘Intro’ the opener, seems to be one of the brighter, mellower
tracks. At no point does it seem to express an opinion. Rather it floats on by,
quietly with static crackling in the background. Lauki’s remixed track ‘Deconstruccion
(Pleq Remix)’ is one of my favorites on here. I love how emotional the remix
is, how full of passion. It’s a beautiful piece with wonderful violin work by
Heike Grafe. ‘Perceiving Perspective’ sounds nearly mystical in its insistent
drum beat and field recording of rain. It comes across as a tactile, nearly
human piece. The closer sounds jarring in comparison. It is by far the most digital
piece on the entire EP. Hardly any trace of humanity exists in this piece. It
is closest to the glitch sound that Pleq employs on most of his pieces.
Lauki bring the emotional heart of their work to the forefront. It makes sense
that this is a cassette-only release. They take an old genre (classical) and
re-energize it with something new.