Francis Harris - ThresholdsLABEL: Scissor And Thread
While previous albums, most notably Leland and Minutes of Sleep (2014) as well as two albums released as one half of the duo Aris Kindt (most notably the stellar Swann and Odette from 2017) have relied on singular thematic and narrative drives that were often of a personal, collaborative, or hermetic in nature, Thresholds is an album that aspires to sonic universality and the presentation of a fully formed psychoacoustical world. That being said it is not an “album of ideas”. Inspired by the ecological and political upheavals of the present and the role of speculative thought as an avenue of global transformation Thresholds is the work of a mature artist fully in control of his powers. Both expansive and nuanced the album widens the aperture of the affective possibilities of the electronic assemblage; themes skip from one track to the next, elevating and informing each other in tangible fields of abstract figuration.
A1. Useless Machines A2. And Everything Is One Thing After Another A3. Rebstock Fold B1. Earth Moves B2. Thresholds B3. Luck Takes A Step C1. I Can Still See Us C2. Speculative Nature Of Purposive Form C3. Cut Up D1. New Pastoral D2. On That Occasion, Landeau D3.