Review taken from the Celer bandcamp page. (Click the preview to check it out.)
Inside the head of gods’ is an EP of music made to accompany the paintings of Taichi Kondo for his exhibition ‘What’s my name?’ at Finale Art File in Manila, Philippines, April 6 – April 30, 2016.
When I first saw his paintings, they gave me a very clear sound of music. I had many ideas, and there were many elements of each of his paintings to represent through music. When I began creating the music, I made many different kinds of tracks with different lengths, structures, timbres, quiet or loud, rhythmic or not, analog or synthetic, field recordings or noise.. but later, while these different pieces did represent the music, it didn’t sound right in a true setting – not with what I imagined the gallery space would represent, and how it would be heard.
In the end, I chose to use only the first track I made, which was around 20 minutes of organ music. I listened in different settings, replayed it in different ways, and mixed and remixed it. At first I thought it was too simple and minimal, but when I listened back closely, all of those elements from before were actually there, just in a similar form of each other, rather than separated. Like the paint on a canvas, it’s all made of paint – the colors and shapes are what makes it different.
‘Inside the head of gods’ is intended to be listened to at medium volume, in random playback mode if available.