alternately forcing close attention and then rewarding it with shocking explosions of activity that bring any absent-minded trains of thought right back into a brutal present.

Michael Day, Sonic Arts Network
Soundcloud player for Track 7 from Instance by Thembi Soddell. The image shows a grey and black abstract image, overlaid with an audio waveform with a length of 8:33

Instance is Thembi’s second solo album, released on cajid media in 2005. This continued the exploration of dynamics Thembi began on their first album, Intimacy, abstracting various sound sources–from field recordings to instrument textures–into sonic interpretations of their dreams. Available for purchase from