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Chen, Jonathan / Drummer/Preface
Album:Drummer/Preface Collection:General
Artist:Chen, Jonathan Added:08/2004
Label:P.N.G. Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-11-15 Pull Date:2005-01-17 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:19 Dec28 Nov21 Nov

 Recent Airplay
1.Dec 17, 2004:Memory Select
Preface [excerpt]
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

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2004-11-04 
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.

Track Listing
1.Drummer 2.Preface