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1. Between Her Dreams
6. Frozen Ground
7. Altered Carbon
8. Trace Elements
11. Within Reach
12. Paradigm Shift
13. Mars Talks of Rain
14. Fissure (Reprise)
Genre: New Age Music
© 2008 Alex Tronic Records
||Altered Carbon is the debut album from
Les (Neu) Scott as Neu Gestalt.
A self-confessed musical philistine with regard to a great deal of
pre 20th century classical music, he is known for his deep, almost
unbalanced, loathing of “the mind-numbing predictability” of
Mozart and liking for “only the really quiet bits” of
Mahler. Nonetheless there is often a sedate classical approach in
He is more drawn to the sense of space found in the contemporary
Japanese zen-classicism of Somei Satoh or the textures and cool clarity
of “actually, it’s mainly the really quiet parts again” of
Webern. The mix for him is to fuse this liking with grainy found
sounds and his own brand of (100bpm or thereby) reductionist electronica
within which there are also barely recognisable trace elements of
Comparisons are difficult, and influences generally invisible - though
if the roughest of comparison must be made, the music is probably
closer in spirit to Murcof’s “Martes” than anything
else contemporary that could be named.
Regularly accused of philistinism with regard to language too, he
is endlessly told that the spelling of his name should be Neue.