Illusion of Safety – “Surrender” – [Finite Material Context]
Daniel Burke has brought Illusion of Safety into it’s 31st year and has released dozens of records, this is just the most recent in what will probably be more to come. All 8 songs track together, and Burke uses a really wide variety of sounds: electronic and found. The layers sometimes fade back and forth between the right nad left channels. Fluttering electronics, clangs, ringing, grinding.
The impressive thing for me was the choice of what to layer, there’s so much going on it almost sounds like a KFJC DJ mixing on air. Static, drumming on metal, electronic beats, lasers! Dripping water noise. Track 2 sounds like part of a soundtrack and ends with the sound of someone hitting the jackpot, which this album does. Enjoy.