Further blurring the lines between math, metaphysics, mysticism and music, anælectric pioneers, F11 Music, take a another bold step forward on their second full-length, Nonagram.
Still exploiting a palette of melody, countermelody and polyrhythms in unbridled creative expression, musicians Fabrizo Iorio and Steve Torrence have, counterintuitively, dramatically expanded the emotional resonance of their musical vocabulary by working within self-imposed mathematical strictures.
In geometry, a 'nonagram', or enneagram, is a nine-pointed polygon; in esoteric kabbalistic doctrine it may represent dreams and illusion. And, therein lies the beautiful contradiction that is Nonagram music: methodically structured, prodigiously executed compositions with the scope to give us wings ("Hoje"), carry us leagues beneath the sea ("Submariner"), to faraway lands ("Cairo") or down to the nanoscopic world where neurons explode across synapses in New Jazz bliss ("Nonagram").
This is what instrumental music sounds like when two unfettered talents meet in a boundless, timeless place with their minds turned on and their musical hearts pinned firmly to their creative sleeves.