We're thrilled to be releasing Modern Dance Gold: Vol. 1 the debut album by Better Corners on 26.05.2022.
Single 1, Ease of Brain, out 14.04.2022
Better Corners are Valentina Magaletti (Vanishing Twin, Tomaga, Nicolas Jaar), Matthew Simms (Wire, Slows, It Hugs Back) and Sarah Register (Kim Gordon, Talk Normal, War Bubble).
‘It’s not to be understated just how impressive it is that Better Corners, who recorded entirely remotely, have produced such a cohesively atmospheric album.’ - The Quietus
when three inveterate unconventional music pathfinders such
as Valentina Magaletti, Sarah
Register, Matthew Simms combine their
experimental trajectories to form a new adventurous project interacting remotely
with no predetermined direction? A clash of sounds in a stream of relentless
outbursts that holds the listener captive in an untamed forest of sound
occasionally brightened by glades of epiphanic breath.
Set in England and in the States, between March and December 2021, Modern Dance Gold: Vol. 1 recounts the first sonic adventure of the trio referred hereafter for more conventional purpose as Better Corners.
This is the jagged sound-scape of a remote interaction shaping up across ether. Not much physical interaction occurred between the musicians who managed to deliver their own distillates adding organic, singular approaches to this magical pot.
The powerful merging of their multifarious background finds renewed drives throughout the eight stations that make up this impressive sonic assemblage – an undaunted secular hymn to the dreads and forethoughts that have haunted our last two years. Prepared piano, pandemic flute, melting metals, modular boxes, lavish vibes and spectral voices lead us from dreaming to wakening up abruptly, modulating promises through the dark and the light for a better version of us. Distance, kindness, urge, madness propel this assertive eruption of creative endurance.
Grouper meeting Thelonious Monk for an impromptu jam with the Incapacitans, Muslimgauze, Della Derbyshire, Stars of the Lid, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Kim Gordon, The Creatures, Sunn o))), and Sun Ra: or just forget all these and simply listen to the first chapter of Modern Dance Gold."
14.04.2022 Ease of
Single (digital / video)
05.05.2022 Living Prayers Single (digital / video)
26.05.2022 Modern Dance Gold: Vol. 1 Single (digital / video)