Visor is the laptop-based creative outlet of Austrian home recording
artist Christopher A. Sinclair. On his second album, Radiant Cilia Sun,
and as an ongoing theme for his musical activity, he is constantly
trying to push his personal creative boundaries and letting all of his
musical interests come together to create something new.
For SSH Visor, he draws inspiration from a mix of different genres. He
combines the harsh sounds of Japanese noise acts like Merzbow, the
tribal rhythms and early studio experiments of krautrock groups like
Can or Tangerine Dream, the free-flowing, far-out music of Sun Ra and
the walls of warm, organic distortion favored by shoegaze groups like
My Bloody Valentine.
Radiant Cilia Sun is almost entirely sample based, using sound material
made by C.A. Sinclair himself, created using a variety of instruments,
including guitars, hand percussion, generative or improvised synths and
even video game consoles. Though some would approach this work as
noise, he thinks of the more abrasive elements in terms of organic and
crunchy instead of harsh and mechanical.
The workflow is overwhelming, no sound is too big or too small to be
used. There is something urgent shining through here that glows for the
listener with a creative joy and a contagious vitality!
3. Sshnu Osalir
4. Lower Cuzt
5. Mhats Briddhle
Drawings by Stina Karlström, layout by Carola Ankarborg