Our friends at Headphone Commute have premiered a second single from Olivier Alary & Johannes Malfatti‘s ‘u,i’ album, which is due out at the end of the month. The pair also discuss the theme behind their new work. A reflection on modern life glimpsed through the prism of communications technology, ‘u,i’ was recorded almost entirely over VOIP apps like Skype. Using voices extracted from personal video feeds and instrumental performances (cello, flute, violin, clarinet, organ), these were sent between their studios in Berlin and Montreal via VOIP, and re-recorded whilst playing with bandwidth reduction to colour and accentuate its flaws and distortions.
‘u,i’ is released on digital and a limited vinyl edition of 300 copies (set to be released in early November). You can read more and pre-order the album here.