George Chua & Dharma: Portal CD
Malaysian and Singoporean artists George Chua and Dharma's brilliant electro, free-improv release Portal. Portal is a barrage of analogue glitches, sci-fi scratches and scrapes, drones, and intergalactic feedback with George Chua on modular synth and Dharma on prepared and conventional guitar.
George and Dharma have been active in the Singapore underground music scene since the early 90s. Although having admired each other’s work through the years,
Portal marks their first collaboration which was recorded live in 2016 at a practice studio in preparation for their debut gig. With some editing and overdubs (tracks 3, 5 and 7), George on modular synth and Dharma on prepared and conventional guitar whip and churn up a sonic experience that invites one to a world beyond a derelict portal that holds the gateway to submerged archetypes, future antecedents and possibly, transcendence.