Borful Tang / Root
Album: Root   Collection:General
Artist:Borful Tang   Added:Sep 2005

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-10-02 Pull Date: 2005-12-04
Week Ending: Dec 4 Nov 27 Nov 20 Nov 13 Nov 6 Oct 30 Oct 23 Oct 16
Airplays: 1 2 1 3 2 2 2 4

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 21, 2012: Catharsis
Majestic Shuffle
4. Nov 29, 2005: Lick My Moody Guitar
John And Mary In: "The Restaurant", John And Mary In: "The Meeting"
2. Jul 14, 2011: bricolage
5. Nov 26, 2005: On The Warpath
Borful Tang Meets Qulfus For: Soundclash At Wonder Inn
3. Oct 09, 2010: lost and found
Borful Tang Loves Nomeansno
6. Nov 24, 2005: Trip Over (Athertonian) Bloodstains

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2005-09-28
Local guy Dominic Cramp’s super-cool solo one-man project that he does when not playing with Modular Set, et al. Stuff varies from experimental electro-prog to noise, drone and ambient treatments. A must-see live, this guy reeks of creativity and is sheer joy to experience as his stage presence and props contribute heavily to the sounds presented (NO! this is NOT yet another hipster in horned-rim glasses sitting in the glow of a PowerBook laptop pushing the space bar and then checking email). This CD does him justice. Highly recommended.

1) experimental electro-prog feel, cool treated voice samples, overall trippiness over driving proggy sensibilities
2) beautiful noise-synth drone with chill ambient synth washes, grows intense
3) more chill, creepy, subtle rhythmic, dramatic “horns” evolve at the end
4) intro: rapid snare roll/high hat beat with tom tom mirroring, then a wonderful wash of tones enters, the beats continue, with an eastern synth melody flare, this is some heady/fine stuff
5) ambient, spacey looped sounds, with a tribal rhythmic feel
6) autoplay sample/hold random synth tones in a space wash, pretty in a near Tomita way
7) mixed up language tapes, then loud synth bursts and tones appear after ~1min, midway it falls apart, talk of New York, drinking, etc, strange
8) continuation of previous: fewer synth bursts, a more cohesive dialog about a couple out for dinner, pretty twisted and convoluted
9) This long track takes you into a rain forest where you come upon a big assed computer that you enter for a while then exit the way you came in: quiet sounds like footsteps in leaves to start, then slowly sparse random moog tones and water sounds fade in, after some time the water goes away, the moog tones get stronger along with a looped mechanical drone, which stops cold, restarts, like being inside a giant computer in a 1960’s sci-fi flick, this fades and then the sounds of an aviary, a bird-laden rain forest take you to the end

Track Listing
1. Borful Tang Loves Nomeansno   5. Lost On The Eastern Side Of The Island
2. Eli   6. Orp
3. Majestic Shuffle   7. John And Mary In: "The Meeting"
4. Borful Tang Meets Qulfus For: Soundclash At Wonder Inn   8. John And Mary In: "The Restaurant"
  9. Smyrna Snow Walk