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    Weird Ear : Radio Sample 2012 – 2014 [coll] – [Weird Ear]

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    Weird Ear is a local label that had an auspicious start with
    three vinyl records that KFJC has. The Bosetti and A Magic
    Whistle feature sidelong tracks though, so these excerpts
    are easily tucked into your chaotic creative sets. The
    Bosetti in particular does a nice job making sense out of
    his Mask Mirror invention. The Glochids “To be Clear” enhanced
    field recordign fooled my ears on a midnight headphone walk
    as I wondered where the night birds came from. Angela
    Sawyer is a supremely talented weirdo (make no Exusumwa’s
    about it, and she often writes the liner notes for Pharaway
    releases), her dorkified pop numbers, felt like she got
    a Michael Jackson paint-by-numbers song instruction kit,
    the knife she carries is for YOU so yeah you might end up
    running with the angels in the sun, or a horror movie.
    The addleds deliver some psycho-acoustic jazz-clash with
    KFJC friendly names, among them Kyle Bruckmann and a
    tortured oboe causing Jacob Heule’s drums to have repeated
    car crashes on “Mottle Pt1” while Kanoko Nishi’s koto
    and Tony Dryer’s bass plink, pop, plop, plunk on “Pt3”
    Waxy Tomb warps her voice and wraps it in malfunctioning
    electronics for Zeek Sheck shock treatment. Catchy in a
    way that defines explanation and gravity. “Trumpet Trumpet
    Synthesizer” is a Prom Night under a digital mirror ball
    with morphing vox and a hint of a high-rise Kondo-san.
    Horaflora creates a mini movie (and runs this fine label)
    drones power into a mechanized maze of sounds. Bhob Rainey
    came by KFJC a long time with Nmperign, and it was a subtle
    shifting of waves that almost defied perception. His improv
    duets here have more heft and wah-wah-esque treatments.
    Burbly on the first, and a more silk-screened scream starts
    the second, before a jump cut to winding down flutter.
    Diverse, you betcha! Need more wax out of this Weird Ear!

    -Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on November 14, 2014 at 6:21 pm
  • Filed as A Library,CD
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