Void Vanishing by Qurious
Qurious is the surprising collaboration between a hip-hip producer/sample collagist (Mike Netland) and a vocal texturist/muli-instumentalist (Catherine Quesenberry). Since winter 2009, the pair has taken up casting a sonic net over the patrons of the Atlanta and Athens music scenes.
Whether from headphones or on stage, one is inevitably caught spellbound. The siren-like vocals which lay atop the depths of keyboard/sample-based aural tapestries capture intellects and sway those fleshy physical forms into dance. With compositions as various and interesting as their subject matter, Qurious challenges audiences to follow them through the melodic looking-glass, venturing into a more cerebral listening experience.
Summoning nature-inspired soundscapes in their premiere concept-album: Planet Plant, the group built an enthralling narrative of terrestrial imagery encapsulated in otherworldly vision. The piece served as a brilliant introduction to the band and landed them a Creative Loafing title: Best Ambient Composers of 2011. Keeping things inquisitive as always, the group can be expected to evolve their enigmatic and sexy brand of auditory escape.
"Void Vanishing" showcases Qurious taking their sound to the next level.
"Void Vanishing" nine tracks at first listen sound much darker and damper than "Planet Plant", but upon further listens one will realize that "Void Vanishing" is more refined and lush. Deep synthesizer explorations have resulted in intricate beats and melodies meshed with exploratory textural environments.
"Void Vanishing" was released on Tuesday, November 20th, 2012.
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