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Catera, Damian / Radio Decomposition
Album:Radio Decomposition Collection:General
Artist:Catera, Damian Added:Jan 2007
Label:Harsh House 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2007-01-28 Pull Date:2007-04-01 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:Mar 25Mar 18Mar 4Feb 25Feb 18Feb 11Feb 4

 Recent Airplay
1.Aug 30, 2007:Emphysema For Emphasis
Decomposition Nyc V.1
4.Mar 02, 2007:Carrots & Sticks... But Mostly Sticks
Decomposition Nyc V.1
2.Mar 21, 2007:Brownian Motion
Decomposition Jc V.3
5.Feb 24, 2007:Carrots & Sticks... But Mostly Sticks
Decomposition Nyc V.1
3.Mar 16, 2007:Carrots & Sticks... But Mostly Sticks
Decomposition Nyc V.1
6.Feb 13, 2007:Brownian Motion
Decomposition Jc V.3

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2007-01-24 
Experimental noise that utilizes only sounds and snips taken from radio, looped, layered, music and voices that are all unfamiliar. This is NOT “sample art”, i.e. there is no kitschy or quirky plays on the familiar, these are compositions. Very cool stuff, comes across well. This formula (TV, Radio collage) has been done before, admittedly, however Catera really takes it to a new level and its anything but sophomoric. Really interesting, developed stuff that takes on personality. Fans of early “electronic music” (Cage, Reich), Eno-Byrne “Bush of Ghosts” take note.

1) heavy collage, dense
2) has some interesting voices, is creepy, less random collage, longer though, hypnotic in places
3) this one is very “radio-like”: voices, clearly a radio call-in show getting hashed, echoey, trippy
4) clear reports from Iraq coming through, sample-art’ish, loopness gives this an almost electro-dance feel in places
5) some high pitched tones that might irritate

Track Listing
1.Decomposition Nyc V.1 3.Decomposition Jc V.3
2.Decomposition Redhook V.1 4.Decomposition Hogar
 5.Decomposition Jc V.2