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Undershadow

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New February Issue of furthernoise.org
« on: February 03, 2008, 03:56:05 AM »
The February furthernoise.org site update includes several reviews of possible interest to Hyp-Forum-ites: http://www.furthernoise.org/index.php?iss=66.
Engaging shameless self-promotion mode, these are mine:

mwvm: Rotations (Silber)“The field of guitar atmospherics, of treated tones and delay-drizzled drones, has become increasingly populous. There’s a lineage here traceable from Fripp&Eno's early 70s proto-ambience through Durutti's echoplex-doodlings to MBV's shoegaze-haze at either end of the 80s. But it's the Kranky clan whose legacy has most fuelled the current crop, among whom find mwvm...” (read on here: http://www.furthernoise.org/page.php?ID=221)
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Tor Lundvall: “The Seasons Unfold” - Sampler (Strange Fortune)Tor Lundvall has been producing “paintings with sound” for some time. But not till last album Empty City did his distinctive crepuscular song-scapes appear on the radar. "The Seasons Unfold" - Sampler trails a 4CD-set assemblage of early works conceived as a quadriptych of the four seasons.” (read on here: http://www.furthernoise.org/page.php?ID=222)
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Bill Binkelman

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Re: New February Issue of furthernoise.org
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2008, 01:53:09 PM »
Well, I'll mention that one of mine is in this issue too:

"Heart Cell Memory - Devin Sarno & G.E. Stinson" (review)
An exploration of low-frequency drones, tones and textures, featuring electric guitar, electric bass and "implements" as the sound sources. Unlike some drone recordings, the volume and intensity varies
dramatically throughout the recording, which is best appreciated under direct listening rather than in the background.
http://www.furthernoise.org/page.php?ID=227
review by Bill Binkelman

Scott M2

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Re: New February Issue of furthernoise.org
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2008, 04:17:35 PM »
I love reading multiple reviews to learn about music I don't (and do) know.
Both Alan and Bill (on Wind and Wire) review the Tor Lundvall sampler from their own perspectives,
but Alan, as you might expect, wins the Wonky Touchstone Award:
plonking a piano in a cave and grooving with a reverb-unit*





* Pink Floyd - "Several Species Of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together In A Cave And Grooving With A Pict"
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Re: New February Issue of furthernoise.org
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2008, 06:24:10 PM »
Nice web-mag! 8)

And a wild & weird track by a guy named Luca Formentini caught my ear as I was perusing the site. It was called "Angel Skin", or "Skin on an Angel", or something like that... bizarre, off-the-wall guitar stuff that somehow clicked with me. So I had to order that CD. "Tacit", it's called.


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Re: New February Issue of furthernoise.org
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2008, 01:04:26 AM »
[...] Alan, as you might expect, wins the Wonky Touchstone Award:
plonking a piano in a cave and grooving with a reverb-unit*





* Pink Floyd - "Several Species Of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together In A Cave And Grooving With A Pict"

Thanks for picking up on that obscure allusion to the Floyd track, Scott :)
<moves up to the mike to speechify>... I shall treasure this Wonky Touchstone Award... [...drones on for 10 minutes in "You love me, you really love me" and "I wanna thank my Mom" mode ;)...]
 

Undershadow

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Re: New February Issue of furthernoise.org
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2008, 01:12:40 AM »
Nice web-mag! 8) [...]

Nice comment, Joe.
As a reviewer, I like the possibility furthernoise.org offers to tie in descriptions of tracks in the text with actual full-length track samples (they're only encoded at 96kps, but it's decent enough quality to give an idea). I feel this offers something genuinely reader/listener-friendly.
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.


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Joe R

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Re: New February Issue of furthernoise.org
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2008, 04:21:52 PM »
Nice web-mag! 8) [...]

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.




I hear ya. The Formentini track is a tad more "out there" than I'm ordinarily attracted to, but it sounded so damn interesting!