Shanley, Scott – “No Title” – [Self-release]
Here’s an array of soundscape-type things. They never go totally into noise territory, but many of them are heading in that direction. What you get is sample-mania and sound processing. Clicks and cuts. A few dirty rhythms here and there. Layers of muddy electronics. Track 2 has an insistent motorik beat with a three note melody and then other things on top of it–it also has a false ending, fading out and then fading back in again with about a minute to go. Track 13 is much longer than the others–pretty much a rumbling drone throughout. Some of the tracks cut off cold at the end. I enjoyed sitting back and listening to this CD, often wondering how the various sounds were made.