Mem1: +1

Very interesting project Mem1 consists of Laura Cetilia (cello) and Mark Cetilia (electronics). They make experiments with cello and various electronical devices and software getting in the result dark, gloomy, abstract sound design with accurate vector to the side of clever improvisation. Their first album Alexipharmaca released in 2007 made good impressions on me. Among all electroacoustics I had listened to Mem1 is notable thanks to the characteristic for their creativity "organic" sounding. As if their musical compositions are lively organisms, slowly and slightly noticeably developing on cellular level.

This spring label Interval Recordings released the second full-value album of the duet, which extremely gracefully develop the theme started earlier in Alexipharmaca. +1 is the collection of their collaborations with other musicians, among them are Jan Jelinek, Ido Govrin, Area C, RS-232, Frank Bretschneider, Kadet Kuhne, Jen Boyd, Jeremy Drake and Steve Roden. Each track is a performance with a character from this list which shows that very interesting people worked at this music. Each of them made his own contribution into Mem1's creative work – and the album is at the same time very integral, here one can find experiments with field records and striking microsound, and even some hint at rhythm (of course played by Frank Bretschneider). Design of +1's cover tells for itself – it's the entrance into the world of low frequencies, drone and slowly developing sound carpets, to the dark side of the planet.

Sound Proector (2009)