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    Goldmann, Stefan – “haven’t i seen you before” – [Tapeworm, The]

    First I got to get something off my eChest. I find the cassette
    revival frustrating on a couple of levels, from sound quality to
    just the drag of getting them into KFJC’s airstream. Hell, images of
    the loose tape spewing out a car window have returned like killer
    whales to my nightmares…and inserting a pencil into my mind to
    rewind away the pain does not help. That being said, yes I get the
    anti-piracy attack, (and thank you pirates for making vinyl more
    viable). Or course counter-coolness of the underground badge factor
    connects (but please let us avoid 8-tracks) and of course I can
    easily come to grips with the old Mishima notion that lo-fi flaws
    accentuate high-art beauty… I guess I would rather see more
    artful packaging for dread CDR burns, or wearable musical memory
    sticks of something…

    But now turning to this release in proper…it is perhaps the
    paramount example of why one should love cassettes. Goldmann has
    concocted a moebius mind trip of looping, that relies upon the
    inherent two-way nature of cassettes. His notes state “Press REV on
    your autoreverse deck at any time to enter the loop.” So that son of
    an ourobourus has got a reversible release (which is even better
    than the old cassette thing of stop/rewind/replay for your sonic
    addiction). The work here has an “Evening Star” kind of stillness,
    clean ringing guitar, doubly amped taking cues of percussion
    from the immediate interaction of player and instrument as well
    as the softer soundwaves. Gotta to love the heartbeat/railroad
    clicking/tapping tracks 3/8. Other sections have what I first
    though were micro-sample delays, till I read more. There is a very
    intimate tactile presence on this solo guitar work, but upon
    checking Tapeworm out it is not necessarily immediate. Evidently
    Goldmann (who is the same DJ behind beat bopping techno), fumbled
    his way on guitar to generate massive material, and then took his
    ear and editing expertise to hand-craft this. Thus making the
    title even more genius than the nod to the love of the loopy
    cassette. I do think the release stands fine as it is, and have no
    qualms with the genitive splicing myself (this tops a lot of Derek
    Bailey for me, even if it ain’t improv by the book…it’s improved
    improv). Pretty damn classy in conception and construction.

    -Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on April 20, 2011 at 10:10 pm
  • Filed as A Library,Cassette
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