Corre – Form

Corre [koh-ra]

Correlate (verb)

To have a mutual relationship or connection, in which one thing affects or depends on another…

Music collective Corre fuse the natural with the synthetic and the classical with the electronic. The two styles are on opposite ends of the musical rainbow, but they can and do work effectively together, coalescing into one, their unity producing another prime example of music’s deep contrasts and contradictions. The collaboration is only seven months old (beginning in March of this year), and this gives the music a fresh appearance, shooting out electrifying lightning bolts that give the music a healthy pulse of spontaneity as well as a flexibility to rival that of a rhythmic gymnast.

Soon to be released on Akira Records, Form is Corre’s debut album. The two collaborators are aiming to create a multi-media, cross-genre alliance, and the first fruits are already ripening – their recent video, created by artist Hattie Ellis, fuses naturalistic photography with a series of digital manipulations – ghosts in the system – to create a thoroughly modern and visually striking film. Opposites supposedly attract, and this blending really works. The modern and the contemporary intermingle with the accepted classical sound – the past shaping the present – sharing the space. One never outstrips the other.

In music, all is one…

An ambient blurring occurs when the harmonies bathe in a washed-out, slow-burning progression which, in centuries past, could have graced the sheet music in a classical recital. The textures here are a lot thicker. In ‘Response’, a piano repeats a series of soft, gorgeous chords, lights are lowered and the electronics are toned down. Muted electronics with soft edges glide around, and gentle rhythms cycle throughout the tracks. Sometimes, the electronic rhythms are absent, drifting out and away from the track, and that leaves the piano to play on in its layered atmosphere. The notes are as soft as the sea air and are always in transit, but they move slowly and thoughtfully as they go from one place to another. Stuttering, staccato-based rhythms punctuate the muted piano chords with the dash-dot-dash of morse code. Their quick-fire response is a crucial part of the music, capturing the magical thrill of spontaneity and bottling it up. Sometimes, the best things are done on impulse.

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