New double album by NOHNO (Dean Dennis & Jose Snook). Longitude and Latitude: available now.
Longitude and Latitude is the third Nohno album from Dean Dennis (Clock DVA, TAGC, Sector, Nohno, and Kibuka) and his collaborator & and partner Jose Snook. Released via Dennis & Snook's own label: Kodama. (Kodama-av.co.uk)
This new release is a double album comprising of 21 original recordings with additional remixes by Rod Modell/DeepChord and Andrea Bellucci/Red Sector A. This latest work expands upon the exploration of memory, place and confabulation, initiated with Nohno’s 2006 debut album: "Metropolis".
Longitude and Latitude is musical travelogue for places visited or imagined. It is an intriguing and beguiling journey during which Dennis and Snook explore place, time and narrative through a diverse range of carefully devised musical works. It is a journey through textures and tapestries of sound guided by the precise command of Dennis ' Bass.: on some holding and shaping the rhythm; on others as a funk fueled driver; whilst on others providing a melodic framework through which other elements are woven. Fragmented and obscure voice samples populate the music, offering whispers of narratives.
Longitude (CD1) is more beat driven: stylistically hopping across genres with intricate instrumentation & sound design overlaid across a rhythmic backbone of beats and bass. This first half of the journey begins with the claustrophobia and smog of a teeming city then sails across storm tossed seas, imagines bygone times in the shade of a Moorish Palace, blows with the wind across dusty plains, strides past a redundant Radar station and hurries through train stations, crowded side streets.
Latitude (CD2) is a slower journey across isolated darkened terrains, along unfamiliar train tracks. It pauses to ponder reflections of neon lights in rain soaked squares or to observe weary workers as they make their way through heavy traffic. Ducks into shadows on old cobbled streets, halts to eavesdrop on intimate moments, before meandering down a sweeping river to complete the journey with a lullaby for an ancient forest.
Released in 2 versions:
Collector's Edition. Limited to 55 copies: comprising: Glass-mastered audio CD’s packaged in a gatefold sleeve; set of mini art prints; selected vintage ephemera housed in a handmade oversized wallet, numbered & signed.
Also included is a limited edition fine art photographic print created by Snook.
Double Album. Glass-mastered audio CD’s packaged in a gatefold sleeve with mini art prints. Limited to 25O copies
DEAN DENNIS' work spans 3 decades: beginning in 1983 with Clock DVA's Advantage album. 1987 saw moments with TAGC before Dean became Clock DVA longest serving member: departing in 1992, but not before leaving a substantial legacy including the albums: Buried Dreams, Transitional Voices, Man Amplified and Digital Soundtracks.
Sector began in 1992 with a desire to explore a fusion of techno, dub, Jazz and Jungle with the albums Industrial Cosmetics & Macula Orange. Sector’s swan song was in 2001 with the release of the techno album the Yellow Room.
2004 saw the inception of Nohno & the start of a fruitful partnership with Jose Snook. Nohno's second album Limen features collaborations with legendary Jazz trumpeter Toshinori Kondo. The side project Kibuka emerged with the need for a more beat driven and antagonistic approach: the 2008 debut Dystopia was a response to the chaos of the Blair/Bush era.
JOSE SNOOK is a visual artist, specialising in photography and also manages arts and heritage projects .
Snook first began working with sound & sample design whilst creating video & video installations in 2001. In 2006 she joined Dennis to form Nohno, and continued this partnership with Kibuka. Snook also has a solo ambient project: Fylgia, but is yet to make a full time album.