Sculpture's Tapebox label resurfaces from the matrix with another highly collectable curveball form the music/design/art project. This latest window into the minds of Dan Hayhurst (media devices, electronic instruments) and Reuben Sutherland (video zoetrope turntable, animation, optix) has spun out 'Nearest Neighbour' a comic book and audio cassette that according to the duo may or may not be heard and viewed simultaneously.
While those of you who were lucky enough to catch a copy of one of the duo's picture-disc 7"s from 2016, their Tapebox label has been at rest since its last flourish of activity. Setting itself deep inside a deep web of systems, slowly building the components and genetic makeup of the Nearest Neighbour project. Picking up nicely where the projects essential 2014 album Membrane Pop (released via Oneohtrix Point Never's Software label) left off, Nearest Neighbour takes us on a tour of vastly selective bubbling electronics and time stretched techno that sounds like its made out of plasticine. Seemingly morphing into new and otherworldly shapes with every second that floats by. Describing it best yet not giving away any of its secrets, Sculpture says: "The sounds might be a key to decoding the wordless world propagating through the pages of the book, but this is only a theory. A peculiar logic is at work but is this a mystic journey or a catalogue of fabric designs and carpets?"
At times it recalls the best electronic futurism of Ford & Lopatin, [Physics], Motion Sickness Of Time Travel and Ricardo Donoso, yet Nearest Neighbour is without a doubt the next unique Sculpture project. Reaching through the elasticated walls of the studio and knocking on for next door so they can show off their newest creation of wildly wordless sounds and images.