Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Wild Is The Wind:
Attention Philip Jeck fans! Here's another entry into some superb record crackle/drone; this time from American sound artist Loren Chasse. The splendidly titled Hedge Of Nerves is a stunningly beautiful album that doesn't just utilize source sounds from a 78 rpm record; but also natural sources. Fire, surf, and wind in juniper and aspen branches are all credited for these mysterious late night drones. One very notable aspect of this record is the gentle, subtle dynamics that are masterfully crafted within these pieces to enhance shifts in natural tone, color, and buried hints of melody. Hedge Of Nerves is the work of a master of the craft.