Selections: CORIN

Selections: CORIN

During recent live performances of her 2023 album for Lee Gamble’s UIQ label, ‘Lux Aeterna’, CORIN has been accompanied by an uncanny visual spectacle. Produced by Malaysian-Australian multimedia artist Tristan Jalleh, the video depicts a Dune-like otherworld, where shapeshifting environmental features, wormy tentacles and mercurial fluids morph and unfurl around an avatar of the musician herself, enhanced by strobing lights and thundering beats.

It’s a fitting accompaniment to the Filipina-Australian electronic artist’s second album, which “explores the idea of sound as a sentient being”. Named after a choral work by avant-garde composer György Ligeti, which featured in Stanley Kubrik’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, ‘Lux Aeterna’ alchemically blends elements of trance, classical and deconstructed club music into a swirling cinematic opus. Like Ligeti, CORIN investigates the complex technique of micropolyphony, through which sounds and harmonies gradually merge into one another to create a living, breathing effect. 

Rave materials swoop and swerve through these nine tracks, like in the IDM headrushes of ‘vīsiōnem’ and the rapturous drums of ‘xtasis’, but CORIN’s interest in sci-fi and her background in theatre beam just as bright through the her incorporation of haunting vocals, dramatic pianos and precise granular synthesis. Put simply, it’s mind blowing. 

Corin has taken her A/V show to venues including Berlin’s Kraftwerk (during the Atonal festival) and, most recently, at Melbourne’s Meat Market and Brisbane’s Powerhouse for Ohm Festival.  For her contribution to the Selections series, she has chosen to spotlight “a collection of glitched beats, ecstatic trance synths, heavenly vocals and sci-fi realms. I’ve selected some  artists and albums that have somewhat informed and inspired my journey as an electronic producer. And also some club tracks that I generally love to drop in my DJ sets including some trance classics.” 

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