More DIY abstraction from the Netherlands, this time courtesy of Het Generiek, the relatively new imprint operated by Lewsberg/Goldblum's Michiel Klein. On A New City, Klein is joined by Steffan de Turck, an artist of whom i've no prior knowledge or expectation, and the music they make together is some way removed from that which i'd ordinarily associate with Klein. A New City is an expert exercise in incidental, psychogeographic composition, comprising two long form sound collage experiments, built from sustained keyboard loops and the urban ambience of traffic noise, rain on tarmac and air conditioning units. The result is something akin to sound design, in that it becomes suggestive of a wider, imagined narrative, or at least an impressionistic understanding of place - in this case i'd assume, a new city. At times it recalls the domestic portraiture of The Gerogerigegege's >(decrescendo), and at others i'm reminded of the soundtrack to Anti-Clock, a time dilated, disorientating journey through another world, although Klein and de Truck are far less specific with their intentions, showing not telling, sound a lens of experience. It's an unexpectedly moving piece of experimental composition, very DIY and unpretentious in its presentation, yet full of big ideas concerning sound, place and memory.