I’ll be able to keep this review of Jurica Jelic’s Distant Memories short if I just admit that I don’t get it. Playing fretless guitar and working with the Csound compiler, Jelic goes deep into experimental territory. Dissonance meets randomness meets microsound meets, I guess, a realm of musical theory that’s well beyond this listener’s scope. If you understand what Jelic means in his liner notes when he talks about discovering “the wonderful world of non-twelve tone tuning systems,” then perhaps this is for you, and you should check it out. Me, I’m left confused.
Available from Alreaon.