SARAH DAVACHI & ARIEL KALMA
Black Sweat records 52 / ITA / 2019
If there is a single feature that makes the context of experimental music so exciting, it is arguably the willingness of artists to freely converse and collaborate. This is made all that much more thrilling when it transpires across the generations. The first LP in Black Sweat’s latest batch is one such case - two heavyweights, often occupying very different positions in the musical landscape, with births separated by decades, finding common ground and voice. Neither Sarah Davachi or Ariel Kalma need introduction. Davachi, a Canadian born and Los Angeles based composer, has, over the last few years, been a rising star in the world of experimental music - an artist of rare talent and vision, whose work - notable for its deployment of acoustic organs and analog synthesizers, has become almost impossible to ignore. Kalma is one of the great figures of French ambient music, working, over the course of his decades long career, at the vanguard of electronics at Groupe de Recherches Musicales.