Lafayette Anticipation associate curator Anna Colin talks to artist Tyler Coburn about Ergonomic Futures, a speculative project engaged with art, design, science, anthropology and writing. In this interview, Coburn discusses the research, production process and network of collaborators of a multilayered project ultimately concerned with the futures of humankind. Anna Colin: When one comes across your museum seats Ergonomic Futures (2016—) in contemporary art exhibitions—and soon in natural history, fine art, and anthropology museums—they look… [read more »]
The latest drop from Nguzunguzu implicates its title in the production itself: like a celestial molecule amputated from the organism of the sky, it brims with heavenly harmonies. For all its astral qualities, Skycell isn’t all atmospheric and weightless, but rather it manages to fuse its space oddity-like eeriness with deeply grounded rhythmic roots. The constellations of chopped samples and dark matter orbit around a common point of gravity — the inexhaustible beats. Amid the unheard of timbres and fibers, what is most fascinating consists in the seamless transmutation of percussive materials: how glass sublimates to metal and bold kicks fizzle to thin air, as if governed by supernatural, extra-terrestrial laws. Even at their most violently fractured and threatening moments, Nguzunguzu never lose the listener’s trust when it comes to physically driven, body-oriented music. By composing their own heterodox cosmology, these kids were definitely the hot ones in astrophysics class — and they definitely put the ‘bang’ in Big Banger.
You can stream Nguzunguzu’s full EP, out now on Fade to Mind, by clicking here.