'Hypertext' is the third album by Recent Arts out on February 2022 via the Japanese label Reiten. In this record Tobias and Valentina have utilised droning moody soundscapes, almost as though the internal voice of our computers world was captured and recorded.
Hypertext is an audiovisual experimental project that synergizes ideas of non linear data and information processing by drawing parallels to computational thinking with the way our human brains biologically process information. With the video work and visual artworks as the catalyst for the project the duo are inspired by the overwhelming amount of information and the speed at which we consume different media. The videos feature a cacophony of hundreds different media to create moments of both connection and displacement.
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“Skin” their second album and audiovisual project was premiered live in 2018 at Säule (Berghain) The show is formed by video projections, experimental electronic music, lightning design and voice –performed live by singer Barbie Williams. For this project, Recent Arts collaborated with a number of performers and dancers in order to create video works that involve improvisations with the bodies. Throughout the show, the video projections appear in tandem with haunting musical landscapes, telling stories and altering tensions in the environment, questioning the limits and possibilities of moving bodies. “ Skin it is an album of cloudy ambient, hypnotic vibrations and silky melodies that traps the listener via a dark minimalism.
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They appeared with their first Album called Recent Arts, released in 2016, which combined in their sound the influences of industrial and ambient music. This record was the music side of the audiovisual performance “The History of Darkness” premiered at Atonal 2016. The show used the history of astronomy, to take the audience on a journey that highlights both the style of scientific images and the perception people have of the Universe.