Menche, Daniel / Concussions
Album: Concussions   Collection:General
Artist:Menche, Daniel   Added:Jul 2006

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-07-16 Pull Date: 2006-09-17 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Aug 13 Aug 6 Jul 30 Jul 23
Airplays: 1 2 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 09, 2006: Brownian Motion
4. Jul 26, 2006: Trip Over Zero
2. Aug 05, 2006: Bloodstains Across Atherton
Track 2
5. Jul 22, 2006: Bloodstains Across Atherton
3. Aug 02, 2006: Brownian Motion
6. Jul 19, 2006: Brownian Motion

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2006-07-18
Experimental utilizing several simple drum samples, tones in loops upon loops, generating washes that hypnotically resemble rapid fire artillery or an idling nitro burning funny car, to white noise drone washes, or often just sounding like drums. Er, a drum circle composed of cyborg meth heads on some science fiction planet. Sounds like: What a water molecule hears when it bounces around the vapor phase in a boiling tea kettle (Brownian motion of sorts). Note: Daniel Menche is quickly becoming a luminary, patriarch of the noise scene, coming from the 80’s old school northwest scene.

Note: each disc is one long piece, divided into very similar pieces, track by track is pointless, below are general outlines, notables.

Disc 1:
(starts slow but is mostly a big cacophony)
1) slow fade-in, rapid-fire high conga turns lower thundering tom toms until after ~5 min is near drone-noise
3-4) a slow down
9) gets very noisey, intense at end

Disc 2: (a bit more textured, the drums speak more clearly on this disc)
1) starts with very apparent tom tom drums, then a slow evolution of treatments
3) midway the cacophony returns
4) a low high compression engine idling
5) ebbs then flows, varied, good
11) grows chill as outro to album

Track Listing
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