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    Ferrari, Luc – “Anecdotals, the ” – [Sub Rosa]

    I bought this and another Ferrari shortly before his passing
    (8/25/2005). Quelle drag… This album is a great set of
    splicing decisions with sound recordings he made from world
    travels. Much of the sounds from *after* the year 2000, so
    though he was 76, we still feel cheated…he still sounds
    playful. Americans might jump to #10, but the polyglot power
    of the other tracks cannot be ignored. The “Numero Quatro”
    rhythm of the lead-off track is so insistently infectious,
    it even spreads to the mad cow madness of #9. In Ferrari’s
    hands and our ears, the world becomes a smaller, yet more
    wonderful place…

    In reading online, I see this quote from Ferrari that may
    fit the recording/restructurings we find here…

    “…radio was something completely new. I was a kid
    during the Second World War and even before that my
    parents had one of the first radio sets, and there was
    Radio London. I can still remember those four timpani
    strokes, and then that mishmash of voices scrambled by
    electronic devices, through which you could hear those surrealistic messages, like cadavres exquis!

    Though he’s an exquisite corpse now, he was better alive
    …and is surely, sorely missed.

    Haiku review times two:

    Eaves dropping delight
    Anecdotal evidence
    Of Ferrari’s dreams

    Sound invigorates
    Decomposing composer
    Concrete comes alive…

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on September 22, 2005 at 9:21 pm
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