domenica 11 aprile 2010

John Duncan - "Riot"

Shortwave. Voice. Steel door.
Recorded at Unomori, Tokyo.

HUNGRY consists of insistent drones and articulated with massive use of shortwave radio (a passion of John's) and voices in 'actions of disturbance'; everything seems to reminiscent of a vital, organic pulse. The piece is covered with moments of wild Morse code, explosions or voice, then... silence. YOIKA resumes the violence after a few minutes of peace with a bombardment of bass radio frequencies, mixed into a sound between a huge motor and distorted guitar! Never a dull moment, not even when a reverberating halo resembles slow breathing. BRUTAL BIRTHDAY, with CV Massage, offers long echoing notes on an insistent percussive base that seems like a type of air-hammer. The feedback goes non-stop! (massimo ricci, DEEP LISTENINGS (number 9, Spring/Summer 1997)


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