Barnett & Coloccia is: Alex Barnett who has operated under his own name, as Champange Mirrors as well as part of the group Oakeater; and Faith Coloccia who has released music under her own name, as Mara, in collaboration with Philip Jeck, and as the founder/director of the group Mamiffer. This is their fourth album after two previous full lengths on Blackest Ever Black and one on SIGE Records.
Third Wilderness marks another engaging continuation of the uncanny, chimerical constructs from Barnett & Coloccia. Their sparse arrangements for restrained rhythm and softened noise often center on an economic use of electronic syncopation. The two weave various loops and interjections from clandestine tape recordings, environmental textures, shortwave radio confessionals, therapeutic visualizations, and Coloccia's own ethereal voice. The compositions push and pull against the fixed, minimalist templates marked by prismatic flashes of decontextualized / disembodied sound, developing as structurally angular rhizomes.