Ido Govrin - Moraine (Interval)
'But what kind of moraine?' my inner GCSE geography student asks.
Rogen? Veiki? How can Ido Govrin be so vague? So casual? Fortunately,
matters are in hand: over six tracks, passing through 'Ground',
'Lateral', 'Medial' and 'Recessional' Govrin, co-owner of Israeli
label Interval, not only identifies the more common moraine types,
but also constructs some remarkable sonic spaces using cello, violin
and digital processes, in a similar manner to Aaron Martin &
Machinefabriek's 2007 collaboration Cello Recycling/Cello Drowning.
'Ground' is a deceptively beautiful introduction, its rich, nearly
baroque timbre and the stately introduction of its successor piece,
'Push', slowly fraying into something more fraught and unstable.
'Lateral' and 'Medial' work at a more subdued but no less unsettling
pitch, while the vivid emotional centre of the album comes to be
found lying amid the coldy shining lines of the stunning 'Terminal'.