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Dimuzio, Thomas / Mono::Poly
Album:Mono::Poly Collection:General
Artist:Dimuzio, Thomas Added:12/2002
Label:Asphodel 

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Add Date:2003-01-27 Pull Date:2003-03-31 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:23 Mar9 Mar23 Feb9 Feb2 Feb
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Columbia, Wince Meet
4.Mar 07, 2003:Memory Select
Sidereal Rust
2.Oct 19, 2007:Memory Select
Sone Sewn Blue
5.Feb 21, 2003:Memory Select
Baste
3.Mar 19, 2003:Brownian Motion
Sone Sewn Blue, The Blunt End Is Used
6.Feb 05, 2003:Brownian Motion
Sone Sewn Blue

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2003-01-17 
Who’s Who of Bay Area experimental/noise/drone scene. “Mono” is solo and “Poly” is collaborations w/ the who’s who. Mono is very soundscape’ish, noisy drony digital. Poly is more varied as might be expected. Mills College folks like Fred Frith as well as local fave Wobbly are involved. Most tracks blend together; great soundbed material for spoken word, comedy.

Mono:
1) laptop noise, harsh
2) layered echoey spookier dronier turns blippier and electrical
3) higher pitched waves grow noisey
4) factory noise drone
5) blippy drony
6) random sound feel
7) denser, interesting sounds all over
8) dramatic feel, drone
9) creepy mechanical, treated
10) long, pitch
11) minimal rumble turns noisey
12) very low rumble, impossible to critique on the Caltrain

Poly:
1) strange vague rhythm, samples
2) more collage-like, weird vocalizations
3) definite media collage
4) live, real instruments, improv experimental
5) soaring spacy
6) fades in about as quiet as possible, basically silence for 2+ minutes, quiet spooky excruciatingly minimal, blends into next track
7) picks up where previous left off, minimal drones, sounds, blends into next
8) cont of prev, vol increases
9) Wobbly: near melodic synths, tinkly but builds to noise
10) looped medical type samples, more of an analog feel
11) harsh elements, feedback type
12) halting, difficult
13) drony, spacy, quiet mostly

Track Listing
1.Wince Meet 13.Columbia
2.Cold Fusion Off Broadway 14.Sidereal Rust
3.Applebutter Grove 15.Tiny Little Hydrants
4.Sone Sewn Blue 16.Summer Valley
5.Divide By Zero 17.Permafrost
6.Within the Box 18.Undefined, Unresolved and Il
7.Baste 19.Edison
8.Anti-Body::Anti-Matter 20.1 Birth in the Hand and 100
9.Conveyer 21.I Have Your Problem
10.Minutia of Method 22.The Blunt End Is Used
11.Rubberburn 23.Revenge of Toad Brain
12.Nocturne 24.Misguided
 25.Immediatism (Coda)