AJ Cornell & Tim Darcy "Too Significant To Ignore"
Available at: nnatapes.bandcamp.com/album/too-significant-to-ignore
A1. today the body (no more bacteria)
A2. too significant to ignore (big black bowl)
A3. this cafe (is not anonymous enough)
A4. cosmetic sadness
A5. automatic ecstasy
B1. the space between everything
B3. the spit of the 1980s (an entire afternoon)
B4.there is a door
NNA is pleased to release a special collaboration between two of Montréal, Quebec’s finest. “Too Significant To Ignore” unites Andrea-Jane Cornell, a prolific improviser and former CKUT Radio music programming director, and Tim Darcy, best known as the guitarist/vocalist for Constellation Records’ four-piece post-punk band Ought. On this recording, the duo concoct a hazy bed of grey, melancholic psychedelia using synthesizers, field recordings, processed accordion, and manipulated objects to serve as a backdrop for Darcy’s contemplative existential spoken word.
Recalling the spirit of wordsmiths and sound-pioneers such as Steven Jesse Bernstein, Ruth White, Allen Ginsberg, and Pauline Oliveros, “Too Significant To Ignore” presents raw poetic meditations that intermingle with psychedelic electronic landscapes. AJ and Tim create a sound world where jarring and narrative vocals interact with sonorous, blue bass tones and forests of synth. Subtle melodies coexist alongside smoldering, buzzing drones, sublime electronics, and indiscernible field recordings, all smudged together to forge a slow-paced swirling mass. A beautifully peaceful sadness is revealed, creating a perfect atmosphere of cosmic dread and a cinematic sensitivity that compliments the unfolding observational dialogue.