CV & JAB – Landscape Architecture
CV & JAB (the duo of Christina Vantzou and John Also Bennett) follow-up their lauded debut Thoughts Of A Dot As It Travels A Surface for French hybrid publishing house / record label Shelter Press with self-released Landscape Architecture, a sublime journey through eleven sketches melding acoustics and synthetic sounds.
Originally recorded in a three day residency in Belgium, and again like its predecessor, adorned with Zin Taylor's sculptural abstractions, Landscape Architecture feels like another step forward in both artist's commitment to spatial minimalism and more surrealist leanings. Avoiding any singular sonic palette, the duo conjure boundless stylistic moxie across both faces. From the sloping aquatic wormhole of "Martyr Duck" to the resplendent airy jazz of "Phantom Tunnel", these recordings leave space for subjective depth, self reflection and emotional response - making them more apt than ever in our current moment. Highly recommended!