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Borful Tang / On The Back Of A Dying Beast
Album:On The Back Of A Dying Beast Collection:General
Artist:Borful Tang Added:05/2007
Label:Gigante 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2007-05-20 Pull Date:2007-07-22 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:8 Jul1 Jul10 Jun
Airplays:111

 Recent Airplay
1.Jul 07, 2007:On The Warpath
Modesto
3.Jun 27, 2007:Brownian Motion
Modesto
2.Jun 30, 2007:On The Warpath
The Tides Of Land
4.Jun 08, 2007:Memory Select
Wonder Inn

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2007-05-13 
Local experimental solo’ist (member of Modular Set) weaves loops of samples, obscure recordings, found sounds and field recordings into a heavy mesh of interesting organic mulch. These two discs document an entire live performance on UC Davis’ KDVS. Impressive as fuck-all, just what you’d expect from this genius/weirdo.

FCC clean. My picks: many tracks are long, shorter ones are more “radio friendly”, try CD1-3, CD2-1, 4

CD1:
1) old school moog tones, high frequencies modulated, with an organic soundbed approximating rain on wooden roof, shifts after ~5min to shimmering layers 2) sound of waves, treated electronic voice at start, synths enter, swelling to wall-of-noise feel, eventually quieting down
3) treated, looped, Art Blakey drum beats, mostly toms snare and high hat to start, a warm synth appears, recognizable sample looped, cool

CD2:
1) slowed record, piano guitar, great effect, slow creepy
2) Old analog Moog bloops and blippy feel
3) classic looping electronic feel, really strange nicely stereo-imaged tones appear and swirl in and out becoming a cacophony, then the piece takes on a foghorn slow loop quality, ending with sampled Japanese folk (?)
4) excellent Moog composition, just beautiful tones, layers, grows heavy but eventually ends with the sounds of a Kodo

Track Listing
1.Juggernaut Soliloquoy 4.The Tides Of Land
2.Modesto 5.Electronic Interlude Vi
3.Wonder Inn 6.Oh Kap Soon
 7.Eli