Album Review

Belly of The Whale [coll] – [Important Records]

Naysayer   3/4/2013   A Library, CD

“Belly of the Whale” is a project of Interspecies.com and Greenmuseum.org. They sent the 17 electronic artists on this collection a selection of 350 marine animal calls to use for electronic compositions. Scanner, Kim Cascone and environmental sound artist Thanos Chrysakis, to name a few, lay down beautiful noodlings of electronic tweaks and sonic patterns mixed with the original blips, beeps,and glitches of whales, dolphins, seals, lobsters and shrimp to make this superb CD. Each piece is unique and worthy of play. And Merzbow, of course, takes the whole idea and turns it wonderfully on its head.
If someone doesn’t steal this CD from the library, I sure will.

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