by Reformed Faction is a new set of recordings built around the ideas of abstract compositional instructions similar in meaning and intent to those used by Karlheinz Stockhausen in such works as “From the seven days”
Eager to create a diverse and ever changing catalogue of works Reformed Faction here embrace improvisation, a feature fundamental to all their recordings, with a different focus and sensibility allowing sounds to evolve slowly and sub-conciously across a unrestricted timescale.
Stockhausen himself was influenced by Satprem’s writings on the nature of auditory vibrations as here quoted from “The Adventure Of Consciousness”
“the more one descends the ladder of consciousness, the more do the auditory vibrations get broken up. On the vital plane, for example , can be heard the disordered vibrations of Life, jarring, syncopated, like certain types of music which come from this plane.
The higher one rises, the more do the vibrations harmonise, unite, spin out like certain great notes of Beethoven’s String Quartets, which seem to draw us vertiginously, with held breath, to the resplendent heights of pure light”.
Reformed Faction are Robin Storey and Mark Spybey , both ex-members of zoviet*france and both with long established and productive solo careers as Rapoon and Dead Voices On Air respectively.