Professor Kliq; The Scientific Method Vol III marks the long awaited sequel to the first two volumes in the series. It’s amazing to think about all the things that have changed between the first volume from 2004, and where Mike Else (aka Porofessor Kliq) is now.
The mantra of the Perry Ferya Band is easily stated in one word: improvise. This group is an off-shoot of the Skala Collective — a group of artists that support each other in solo and group projects. Mantra is the third release from the group, and definitely takes a bit of a turn from previous releases.
So, I’ve somehow fallen behind a bit with Matthew Tyas’s work. He has another release that came out this month which I haven’t acquired yet. This will soon be rectified, however, as his impressions on Longues Plages is a work that makes me want to have more of his releases in my collection.
This is not my first journey into recordings that have mixed cultural origins. Unfortunately, many force cultural references to fit into western music molds. However I prefer the opposite: when western cultural influences are hammered into forms to fit within other cultures, or even completely re-invented to fit them.
The Artful has managed something unique: producing a recording in a style that I consider stale, and making it interesting.