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Monad X [SAM010]

by Lucy

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Lucy - Triad 08:09
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Lucy - Decad 06:19

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“The generation of number series is related to objects of geometry as well as cosmogony. From the Monad evolved the Dyad; from it numbers; from numbers, points; then lines, two-dimensional entities, three-dimensional entities, bodies, culminating in the four elements earth, water, fire and air, from which the rest of our world is built up.”

Lucy’s Monad X plays with Pythagoras’ vision of ‘X’ as the numeral that perfectly envelops the entire nature of numbers. But Monad X is anything but a benign portrait of creation. On ‘Triad’ primal dub erupts into gnarled noise, the undercarriage of ‘Tetrad’ writhes unset – tlingly against the strictures of 4/4 and ‘Pentad’ is underpinned by a decidedly ghostly aesthetic. To close, ‘Decad’ hovers over a vortex and it’s here that from the Monad the Dyad starts to emerge.

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released May 12, 2011

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Lucy Berlin, Germany

Lucy (née Luca Mortellaro) is one of the pre-eminent sonic adventurers of his time. Lucy has become rare as an artist in his ability to please an audience while also introducing them to elements they were not yet familiar with and thereby pushing them out of their comfort zone. ... more

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