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Start! – “KREV National Anthem #6, The” – [Ash International]

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Imaginary soundtracks are a dime a drool, but here’s
some imaginary anthems to rock and rule a fictional
fact of a kingdom that is everywhere and nowhere.
That’s right digerati have become digizens, as
sure as that William Gibson idoru you married.
As of this date, they’ve got 980 citizens
www.elgaland-vargaland.org/citizens
and a seeming majority turned up for these
three tracks. Call ‘em improvised orchestral
maneuvers with sound collage thrown in. One might
say the seeds of the recording were planted in
2008 in Portugal, but they blossom in the hearts
and ears of KREVonians (??) everywhere? Or maybe
it’ll just make the toes of founding flux fathers
Carl Michael von Hausswolff and Leif Elggren tap?
Side A starts with some fanfare, maybe a regal
horn…and just goes like the kingdom, everywhere.
Marching effects or maybe actual marchers, some
vox populi rising up (count every vote, hear
every voice). A newsspeaker tries to preside over
some deeper infrasound and a rabble razing,
despite the ceremony, percussion factories remain
working at full tilt. On the B-side, first a
flute wanders lonely as a crown. Then vinyl
echoes of ceremony and some static fly-bys. Lastly
a guitar bows to the theme, considers a psychotic
break before a fake skipping needle and precorded
prank skreeeches a salute. Music for the Body
Politic sans body!

-Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on July 9, 2014 at 6:40 pm
  • Filed as 7-inch,A Library
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