Starting with a very modern take on the art of synthesizer and keyboard music, Forma combines melody and rhythm in new and exciting ways that challenge ordinary conceptions of time and "beat" in popular dance music. By focusing on a portion of what might have been, in reality, a longer piece, these recording might well be viewed as "study-like", emphasizing a single element of playing within each composition.
This was followed by a live solo-performance by Takehisa Kosugi, who used not only extended technique on the violin, but his body, and the entire room to craft two intimate, improvised sets.
Ron Kuivila took us back to '80s electronic experimentation with pieces like "Household Object" (described as "an Apache dance for Casio VL-tone and homemade electronics"), "A Keyboard Study", and the unfinished, but masterful home recording, of "TI Intends...".
Finally, Kevin Drumm revealed to us the proper recipe for "Imperial Distortion" in his 2 disc release from Hospital Production: two servings of "snow", one serving of "More Blood and Guts", and a dash of "Romantic Sores".