Allen Ravenstine Nautilus / Rue Du Poisson Noir
Composer, electronic music innovator and Pere Ubu's synthesist Allen Ravenstine returns to Waveshaper Media with the diptych LP (comprised of 1 EP per side) Nautilus / Rue de Poisson Noir. Using a singular blend of acoustic and electronic instrumentation, each track on Nautilus, weaves it's own wayward travelogue amidst stray bits of audio veritÃ© and wafting musical fragrances-by turns tropical and foreboding. Rue de Poisson Noir takes cues from it's fragmentary companion both in palette and approach, slithering between cinematic intrigue, off-brand jazz, avant-garde mischief, and fried electro without ever batting an eye. Together they form a beguiling collection of hyperrealist miniatures that remains strange, restless, inquisitive and-most of all-evocative throughout.