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Zwischenzug

by DARDIS

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Recorded over Christmas 2019, ZWISCHENZUG finds parallels in the computations and endless variations of the game of chess and mental health, in a sea of ambient drone sounds and experimental noise.



‘Zwischenzug’ is a tactic used in chess, where instead of playing the expected and obvious move, a player first inserts another move that poses an immediate threat, which the opponent must answer; only then is the expected move played. This mirrors the interrupted thought process and patterns of the unhealthy mind, either in sabotage itself with destructive thinking, or having to challenge and interrupt itself through CBT techniques.



Likewise, the sounds of offer establish and then interrupt themselves, rarely settling. Foregoing traditional structures of tone, melody and rhythm, rather the tracks largely rely on improvisation and indeterminism to build up their soundscapes.



DARDIS is the sound project of Northern Irish poet, arts coordinator and sound artist Colin Dardis. Primarily known for his poetry, his work has been published widely throughout Ireland, the UK and USA. Previous poetry collections include The Dogs of Humanity (Fly on the Wall Press, 2019), the x of y (Eyewear, 2018), Post-Truth Blues (Locofo Chaps/Moria Books, 2017) and Dōji: A Blunder (Lapwing, 2013).

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released September 27, 2020

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