Ora Clementi is the pen name of Canadian sound artist and improvisor crys cole and Australian performer and composer James Rushford. crys has previously collaborated with Keith Rowe and Oren Ambarchi (Bocian records) whilst James worked alongside Joe Talia on the highly acclaimed 'Manhunter' LP (Kye). Penultimate Press is proud to unveil this duo's new hermetic world of sound, song and speech. Employing farfisa, contact mics, percussion, viola, recordings of James' pet chickens, ocarinas, piano and miscellaneous junk 'Cover you will softer me' slides from the sublime to the startling where individual elements delicately fold and fall amongst an unnerving tableaux of failed lip readings, haunted hiss, piano motifs and glistening debris.
The unique combination of sound and voice lends itself to an air ripe with mystery and magic as our humble practitioners invoke that image of childhood, when half asleep, you can hear your parents watching tv in the other room, mumbling moving through walls.
released October 7, 2014
Recorded in Melbourne throughout 2013 and 2014
Additional recordings made at No Recording Studio in Essex under the guidance of John Hannon.
Mixed and mastered by Joe Talia.
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