|Chen, Jonathan / Drummer/Preface|
|Add Date:||2004-11-15||Pull Date:||2005-01-17||Charts:||Classical/Experimental|
|Week Ending:||19 Dec||28 Nov||21 Nov|
|1.||Dec 17, 2004:||Memory Select |
|3.||Nov 17, 2004:||Brownian Motion |
|2.||Nov 25, 2004:||The Person Who Stole My Bike Will Die a Horribly Painful Death |
|4.||Nov 17, 2004:||Dross |
Noise, constructed of sparse, droning elements. An exercise in sound-art.|
The sounds come from "normal" instruments sent through feedback. "Drummer" was created entirely on a drum kit, although you'd never guess. "Preface" was a quartet including saxophone, drums, and accordion; some of these elements are left untouched in the mix.
There are two 3-inch CDs here, each with a single, 14:51 track. They came to us in a single package, so we're treating them as one release.
"Drummer": The noisier track. Succession of long, loud drones that shift into and out of harmony, eventually getting growly and rumbling. Snare-drum samples peek in, recognizable at first but mutated and blobby later.
"Preface": Starts and ends with minimal sine-wave drones... but in the middle, there's a banjo! (probably pizzicato violin). From -11:30 to roughly -3:00, a spare banjo-and-drum riff repeats over off-key violin drones. Ending is *very* quiet. You'll be tempted to play just the middle part, but somehow it's not as effective that way.