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Vernusky, Mike – “Music For Film and Electro-Theatre” – [Quiet Design]

Put out on his own label, Vernusky creates sounds that never
upstage the action they’re tracking. On two of the cuts we get
some dialogue embedded in the mostly electronic shifting
aural sculptures. The words on both of those come from Greg
Romero, “Under My Coat is the Truth” is a short elevator ride
to nowhere or perhaps worse based upon the title, while “Dallas”
is an 11 minute excursion into the haunted hallucinations of
Special Agent Clinton Hill, recollecting and reliving the
assasination of JFK. On that two actors are employed to read
sections of the interchange between Hill and Arlen Specter.
On that piece and many of the selections here, Vernusky employs
static washes, and then high slow ambient tones. Wind effects
are whipped up, and tunnel reverb is pushed down. In the middle
of “Missing” Sam Pluta starts crooning “Dream a Little Dream”
and on the final version of “Hidden” under the clean electronic
grit, and rising synth gale there’s a distant female aria and
miniature music box chiming.

-Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on September 15, 2010 at 11:43 pm
  • Filed as A Library,CD
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