Languid washes of warming tones punctuated by untreated piano, glittering glissandos, and delicate droplets welcome us into Florian T M Zeisig’s 𝑆𝑙𝑜𝑤 𝐵𝑒𝑛𝑐ℎ. Like icicles drifting downstream during snowmelt, a deep sense of unthawing pervades its 5½ minutes.
New Age and environmental music tropes are carefully corralled into a long-form cyclical compositional framework, inviting repeated listens. As with Zeisig’s previous enmossed release (𝑊𝑎𝑙𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑀𝑖𝑥), the sound is supplemented by a rapturously dream-like piece of flash fiction by Rob Goyanes. Flitting between chronologies, Goyanes’ 𝑊𝐻𝐸𝑅𝐸 𝐽𝑈𝑅𝐼𝑆𝐷𝐼𝐶𝑇𝐼𝑂𝑁 𝐶𝐻𝐴𝑁𝐺𝐸𝑆 provides a meditation upon a peculiar instance of undoing masculinity.
Sumptuously presented with transparent and silver materials, the physical object of 𝑆𝑙𝑜𝑤 𝐵𝑒𝑛𝑐ℎ is highly recommended over its digital representation.
Florian T M Zeisig makes music, has OCD, recently completed studies in composition with Carsten Nicolai, and is currently trying to re-connect with himself.
released March 15, 2022
short story 𝑊𝐻𝐸𝑅𝐸 𝐽𝑈𝑅𝐼𝑆𝐷𝐼𝐶𝑇𝐼𝑂𝑁 𝐶𝐻𝐴𝑁𝐺𝐸𝑆 by Rob Goyanes
audio finalized by Glyn Maier
design by Florian T M Zeisig and Glyn Maier