Jeph Jerman (Hands To) and Joachim Nordwall (Organ of Corti) present “Topology,” a stunning collaboration that brings out the best from both artists. Jerman’s trademark field recordings are accentuated by Nordwall’s electronics in a seamless fusion that simultaneously evokes the mechanical and the environmental. There are moments of subtle tension, but longtime fans of Jerman will note several instances of heightened intensity in his contribution that harken back to some of the more aggressive Hands To recordings. Nordwall is surgical on “Topology,” a masterclass in blending two divergent approaches. An incredible album of sound exploration that is not to be missed.
Mastered by Grant Richardson.