Imagine that you wake from surgery, and your doctor hands you a portrait of the gallbladder that was just removed from you. In the photograph, your gallbladder is about to be eaten by a pelican, stacked on tomatoes. It’s a gift, made out to you in swirling calligraphy.
Some good news:
Kode9 has shared details of his first studio album since 2015, titled Escapology.
Out in July through his own Hyperdub label, the 15-track record is the first part of a duel-album project. It’s billed as the soundtrack to the Hyperdub boss’ new sonic-fiction work Astro-Darien, which is out through Hyperdub’s book imprint, Flatlines, in October. Astro-Darien was initially launched last year as a two-week audiovisual installation at London’s Corsica Studios.
Kode9’s real name is Steve Goodman, a lovely person whom I met once in London after he performed with the late lamented Spaceape, and the author of the book SONIC WARFARE. It’s very good. From the blurb, I would isolate this as a thing worth considering:
Goodman concludes with speculations on the not yet heard—the concept of unsound, which relates to both the peripheries of auditory perception and the unactualized nexus of rhythms and frequencies within audible bandwidths.
Making art out of the unbound – from our unseen internal organs, liberated and presented to us as art, and the not yet heard.