EXPERIMENTAL CHAMBER COLLECTIVE, COLLECTRESS SHARE A VIDEO FOR “MAUSWERK“A BRAND NEW POST-CLASSICAL TRACK WITH A KRAUTROCK GROOVE
NEW ALBUM DIFFERENT GEOGRAPHIES OUT 6 MARCH VIA PEELER RECORDS
Collectress, the experimental chamber collective who compose and improvise daring and unique music that rarely has words but is full of stories, share a video for new track “Mauswerk,” taken from the new album Different Geographies.
“Mauswerk” was born from spatial keyboard explorations, movements through physical geometry which generate a horizonless harmonic landscape where the cellos find spaces to glide. Pulsing keyboards underpin direction of travel, mapping out “Mauswerk”‘s harmonic cartography. Energy fizzes in shakers and slicing scissors. Synths bubble conspiratorially. Atop this, the cellos shine darkly with sure feet, never quite revealing the secret of the steps.
“MAUSWERK” DANCES A POST-CLASSICAL KRAUTROCK GROOVE
The film for “Mauswerk” took the experimental abstract animation of Len Lye as its inspiration combined with a nod to the electro pop aesthetics of Kraftwerk. The eventual combination of grids and abstract shapes was an exploration of finding ways to visualise early digital imaging through filming geometric structures found in our local environments. The cut out shapes move as if guided by a series of algorithms, they flow to the music sometimes overlapping, echoing early modernist explorations and experimentations in colour theory.
The Collectress creative palate is bursting colour, and Different Geographies expresses their unique and enchanting take on the world. The album arrives on March 6th via their own Peeler Records on digital and limited CD formats.
Collectress Spring Shows:
Friday April 10 – Brighton Album Launch at The Rosehill, Brighton
Sat May 9 – Daylight Session (plus special guests), Union Chapel, London
Alice Eldridge – cello, Korg MS10, laptop feedback, piano, Rhodes, vocals, percussion
Rebecca Waterworth – cello, piano, vocals, percussion
Caroline Weeks – flute, guitar, Yamaha VSS200, piano, Rhodes, vocals, percussion
Quinta – violin, piano, Rhodes, Korg MS10, Yamaha VSS200, musical saw, vocals, percussion
Further album credits:
Double bass (‘In the Streets, In the Fields’ & ‘Landing’) – Andy Waterworth recorded by Arthur Jeffes (Penguin Cafe)Engineered – Joe Watson (Stereolab)Mixed – TJ Allen (Bat for Lashes, Portishead)
Mastered – Dylan Beattie