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Noisepoetnobody & Galloway, Vance – “Uranium 238” – [Lens Records]

Thurston Hunger   6/2/2011   A Library, CD

Before you get tired of saying noisepoetnobody (and you will), please
realize his given name is Casey Jones, and let’s have a moment of
silence for all of the Grateful grief he had to endure. More
importantly, this album while having no silence does have a lot
of gentle noise, as would fit a lower case poetnobody. Really it
is more of a textures release, soft spirals of loop, and tick-tack
percussion, perhaps coming from Vance Galloway’s guitar (which from
the sound here is tricked out and treated a la Fred Frith). When
Galloway is at the focal point, we get a sort of tinkering feel,
when it is Jones, his electronics feel like a techno album where
the beats have been erased. Sonic auras. I dug the loose wire
skritch of “Glimmering Endless Possibilities” and a human voice
is almost synthesized in the wake of the waves sound. The first five
pieces, establish a tone (or vibe/texture) and then oscillate
within the penumbra of that. The last 28 minute track is more
of a wandering experiment in sound. Perhaps the consistency is
in line with the title, slow decaying, steadying drone-like (but
more active than that). Or perhaps the element is radioactive as
this was a KEXP broadcast originally. Either way, enjoy.

-Thurston Hunger

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