With Blasting Fancies and With Mildews of Despair

by Massimo Magee

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Massimo Magee is a writer, artist, and musician who has recently been creating what he refers to as “digital art objects." Though Nomad Exquisite isn’t interested in gear-talk, it’s important to mention the innovative approach used by Magee to create the sounds on this release. With Blasting Fancies And With Mildews Of Despair was designed to be read by the computer as both a still image (included with the download) and as a piece of audio, these two forms being just two different readings of the same data.

He sculpted the object across both visual and audio dimensions to ensure equal weight was placed on both modes as he worked on it, which means that as each dimension was being shaped, it was simultaneously informing the shape of its counterpart. (It should be noted that Magee has published a manifesto on this type of work.)

Minimalist in form and seemingly static, it is a mesmerizing, nuanced work that has proven to be a surprisingly effective "palate cleanser." Every time we put it on, we are simultaneously startled and comforted: like draping a cold, silk sheet over your bare body and feeling the fabric snag at your skin with each slight movement.

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released August 10, 2018

artist website: massimomagee.bandcamp.com

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Nomad Exquisite Chicago, Illinois

A digital audio archive prompted by the brevity of life and devoted to a curious & vulnerable approach to being here at all. 

Each exclusive release is no longer than 13 minutes (think of them as miniatures) and is not limited in scope by a particular sound. Instead, we pride ourselves on being a home with worldwide distribution for all types of contemporary experimental music artists.
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