COH PLAYS EVERALL (PICTURE DIS
Ivan Pavlov pays tribute to the late Sentrax founder and prolific musician John Everall, who passed away in September 2014. Sourced from analog material, the six tracks are an exercise in minimalism and subtlety singular even in Pavlov's impressive back catalog. Pavlov focuses on swirling arpeggios whose colorfulness is mirrored in Ruth Stofer's artwork. From the joyful, handclap-driven "2016", to the hectic gabber derivate "Overbeat", the Russian producer explores a minimalistic yet organic palette of synthesizer sounds that stylistically reach from the hymn-like poise of "Wavetrap" to the playful and warm vibes of "Alone (Minimal Selfie)". With a feature of Coil's John Balance on the CD-only bonus track "Hunger Remix", Pavlov adds yet another facet to this evocative marriage of sonic purity and emotional rawness. Over a throbbing rhythm, the late poet's dry intonation serves as an eerie coda to this tender tribute to lost friends. As a dialogue between this world and the other, COH's digital manipulation and Everall's analog source material as well as stark minimalism and tonal richness, COH Plays Everall captures two kindred spirits bidding each other farewell. Limited edition picture disc includes a CD.