5

Marc Sinan: White

Mike Jurkovic By

Sign in to view read count
Many of us won't understand all the scalar, metronomic, Lydian, meter, or modal intricacies and subtleties that guitarist Marc Sinan and clarinetist Oguz Buyukerber work off of or against, but for those seeking some kind of rhythm in our lives, it can be found it at times, and it flows. And on White the music flows entrancingly. Or, as Sinan states in the one sheet "blurs the distinction between the real and the surreal."

And that it does. Sinan's dreamily elastic, five-part "Upon Nothingness" suite incorporates electronics as well as field recordings of Armenian prisoners deported to Germany during WWI. Eery chants swell and fade amid the symbiotic wash of Sinan's heavily effected guitar and Buyukerber's dark, genre-defying clarinet. Yet the sound these two musicians create with intoxicating abandon exhibits the same detailed handiwork as antique lace. The interlocking weave of the five-part "There" only serves to enhance the overall mysteriousness and clarity. Blurring the lines, indeed.

Track Listing

upon nothingness, yellow: there I; upon nothingness, blue; there II; upon nothingness, green; there III; there IV; there V; upon nothingness, white; upon nothingness, red.

Personnel

Marc Sinan: guitar, electronics; Oguz Buyukerber: clarinet, bass clarinet, electronics.

Additional information

Title: White | Year Released: 2018 | Record Label: ECM Records

Tags

Watch

Shop for Music

Start your music shopping from All About Jazz and you'll support us in the process. Learn how.

Related Articles

Read Rhapsodize
Rhapsodize
By Mike Jurkovic
Read Symbolic Reality
Symbolic Reality
By Karl Ackermann
Read Season 2
Season 2
By Karl Ackermann
Read Can You Imagine?
Can You Imagine?
By Dan Bilawsky
Read Inities 2017
Inities 2017
By Nenad Georgievski
Read Square Peg
Square Peg
By Dan McClenaghan
Read Fourth Dimension
Fourth Dimension
By Troy Dostert