phil maguire

isometry

2021

With Matthijs Kouw

“A house that has been experienced is not an inert box. Inhabited space transcends geometrical space.” Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space

For their first collaborative album, Isometry, Matthijs Kouw and Phil Maguire channel the architectural movement of structuralism into minimalist electronic music. They consider synthesised sound as a concrete form; how it fills or implies a physical location, whilst ruminating on their respective countries' traditions of modernist and structuralist architecture.

verz imprint/Clinamen
VI022/C09

UK: https://verzimprint.bandcamp.com/album/isometry
EU: https://clinamen.bandcamp.com/album/isometry

Reviews:
Touching Extremes
"a work to be listed among the finest albums in the branch of murmuring minimalism"