Portland’s Visible Cloaks have shared a neat little preview of their upcoming album Reassemblage: artist Brenna Murphy's video for “Terrazzo.” Concocted with the help of producer Joe Williams (Motion Graphics), the music recalls breezy, minimalist Japanese ambient-pop that Spencer Doran, half of Visible Cloaks, has been showcasing on his Fairlights, Mallets, and Bamboo mixtape series. However, the song’s arrangement (replete with Casio woodwind imitators) and the gaudy video bring it back to the James Ferraro and Oneohtrix Point Never-shaped world of retro-digital classicism. Experiencing “Terrazzo” audio-visually is like walking through a Second Life version of the Sistine Chapel, curiously deployed on a beach in a Middle Eastern state.
Reassemblage comes out February 17 on RVNG Intl. Spencer Doran is also about to release a limited-edition mixtape of “choral music from the Eastern Bloc, Italian spiritual minimalism, and early software-based generative music experiments,” titled Translations.