I thought both of these were really good. "Decay"
ought to come with a health warning for those prone to fits, though. Perhaps
that's why Max thought it didn't work - he blacked out after the
first couple of seconds.
"Baum" has a very magical quality. Other people's
homes always seem lonely and mysterious when you see them from the outside at
night - that tree in the foreground, and the fence running across the base
of the block of flats, both serve to emphasise our distance from the building -
and somehow the fact that the lights are switching on and off in a pattern, and
thus creating a tune, only makes this sense of loneliness and mystery more
acute. I suppose "Decay" is more abstract, less observational and human, and
maybe tougher in feel as a result. It's got a nervous, staccato energy a bit
like jazz: but the pacing and variations are beautifully
Two very simple and striking ideas, developed with