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    Satoshi Kanda / Nick Hoffman [coll] – [Pilgrim Talk]

    Cassette release from adventurous Pilgrim Talk label,
    with the label leader Nick Hoffman delivering the
    heavy duty b-side. A 22+ minute wandering number in
    the electronic wasteland, where the sun hums and
    the birds are static clicks that flutter by. Lots
    of silence between sonic valleys, so be prepared to
    be soothed, even the the start which delivers more
    industrial sizzle has a rough but reassuring texture.
    The Kanda pieces I need to understand more about.
    I dig the first movement, with it’s shrill blasts to
    separate the meat from the bone of your inner ear.
    A switch is thrown to connect the charge, over a
    steady drone for most of the piece. Kind of feels like
    metal dragging behind a car, making a circuit for
    the louder sounds, but tinkling at other times. I
    think it stops at 6:30, unless there are canine
    frequencies after that. Then the second movement just
    seems to be a constant hum, with more than 2X the
    length, so not sure about the simulataneous nature of
    it. Is it the 2nd derivative of the 1st at half speed?
    Formulas may be at work, but evaded my ear/mind.
    Dig the first and the last though.

    -Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on February 29, 2012 at 6:55 pm
  • Filed as A Library,Cassette
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