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    Walter / Barr / Hillmer – “Walter / Barr / Hillmer” – [Epicene]

    2006 recording that fits nicely into a couple of sonic family
    trees. The first track has the kind of spastic jazz manic
    drive that was the flywheel for the Luttenbachers. Weasel
    Walter is the drum anima, but then in comes some of that hyper
    math manipulated guitar by order of Orthrelm’s Mick Barr.
    So it’s high-octane, higher octis abstract music, ending on
    a heart attack. The second piece is less relentless, Barr’s
    guitar is more muted, with subtler sputterings. Walter is
    drumming a melody, and Sam Hillmer (Zs) sends his sax on some
    spins. Things drop out for a Walter weltering of his toms,
    and Barr makes his guitar thump along really well. The flip
    side gives us Hillmer’s “The Art of Rolling” an interesting
    ear ration. Traffic jam squonk start is made interesting by
    these sonic after-image tunnels of silence, as well as robot
    rebellions (some synth/sampler scaling up and up). Then
    halfway through in one of those tunnels, things get flustery
    with a lot of dry sounds, even sucking on a reed. And ends
    with bumper car ponking percussion.

    -Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on October 22, 2010 at 11:41 am
  • Filed as 10-inch,A Library
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