Clout is the duo project of Hunter Brown and Jakob Heinemann. Through the medium of electroacoustic improvisation, Clout navigates monolithic sonic territories including stringent rhythmic textures, perforated noise, and silence. The fringes of perception and the austere are equally laid bare when Clout is on stage.
The original meaning of the term “clout” is “a heavy blow with the hand or a hard object.” This project explores a direct inverse of this action. Can heaviness be felt through expulsion rather than force? absence rather than presence? reduction rather than augmentation? For a speaker to produce sound, it must first retract before pushing air forward. This self-titled record is a collection of retractions before impact.