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I'd be quick and have a go at Ellesmere Island, Joe. It's like the Nunc Stans you already know, but submerged deeper in shadows and fog and a grainier undulant backdrop that, for me, has traces of the British Dronemeisters (TM) we discussed late last year in its sonic architecture
[my youngest brother still has my baseball cards from the 50's and 60's that i gave him years ago. Harry
The Thingmaker!! That was a weird, wacky hotplate toy that made plastic bugs and monsters, from colored goop. Don't know how that thing could sell today, what with kids eating the raw goop and the hotplate being an unavoidable fire and burn hazard. Now that I think about it, I wonder how Mattel ever got that thing past the FDA....
Yeah, I remember that, the chemically goop smelled just AWFUL, my mom made us play with it on the porch, (with an extension cord going out the screen door)... I also remember when they came out with EDIBLE Creepy Crawlers, and those things tasted TERRIBLE, although I did love the idea of eating "bugs", (long before the invention of gummy worms)...
I really need to order some of this "much-overlooked ambient duo's" work!
I got the impression for a moment (which I now think is probably wrong) that this is kind of a rip-off of ambient music with some annoying elements (like the silent bits you mentioned) to make it seem edgy. This seems similar to stuff from the Tzadik label, which has the perennial problem of being belligerantly annoying for the sake of newness...
Very impressed by the samples and the EP.
Nice web-mag! [...]
Nice comment, Joe.
Furthernoise has quite a wide ambit, within which it's odd to find myself in the unaccustomed position of occupying the safer end of the musical spectrum - most of the stuff under review is much more 'avant' experimentalism than my musical catchment area, such as the Formentini track you picked up on.