From Martijn Comes comes Those Who Know Do Not Speak, Those Who Speak Do Not Know, released last month on the long-running Panospria netlabel. Among an impressive variety of slow works that range from low-key rhythmic invention (the percussively erratic “Thinking Machine”) to field recordings (the lovely “A Misty Morning”) is a cover of a piece by French composer Francis Poulenc, “A Snowy Evening” (MP3). To hear the occasionally maudlin-sounding work reconfigured as a drone-like slurry brings to mind the ambient adaptation that Brian Eno performed on his Discrete Music album (Three Variations on the Canon in D Major by Johann Pachelbel).
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Get the full release, nine tracks in all, for free download at notype.com.