Album Review

T.D. Skatchit & Company – “Skatch Surveillance” – [Edgetone Records]

Grizzly Adam   2/29/2012   A Library, CD

Finding; inner sounds (Greenlief), over sounds (Stackpole), rhythm (McDonas), pre-sounds (Moller), analogue sounds (Brown). Feeling song structure (Aurora 1), getting super tones (Segel), rainy exteriors (Djll), and rocky mountain flag capture (Dryer). The majority of the recording was done in public installations (prior to guest collaboration), with an assembly of combs and recording equipment, capturing anonymous players on this instrument of plastic combs. Its sound is like a shuffling across of similar sounds (each part of the same comb), a bit like sawing, zipping, or the sounds of a fence when walking by with a stick sliding on it, or a bit like the crank ensemble. 1 also gives us phone and speaking fragments from a male. 2 female voice spit, spritz, spray, gargle, piggy noises, mood intonations, hm, arigato, ah!, ahhh, grumble, end of voice awes (stretched), and some words “we do (know)”. 4 snakes, garbling fish, arcade noises, and further (very accessible track). 5 more wind-voice then flute. 6 male voice, Italian? French?
-Eveningly Infinitely Wipes Scrub Sonny Atoms Grizzly Adam

you heard it 17 times on kfjc! most recently:
  • 201 days ago, Max Level played Still Walkin' Luke - Polly Moller - Bass Flute
  • 201 days ago, Max Level played Wind Bag - Phillip Greenlief - Tenor Sax
  • 201 days ago, Max Level played Side Show Skatch - Thollem McDonas - Piano
  • 1359 days ago, Max Level played Confined Canary - Karen Stackpole - Flipper Metal
  • 3720 days ago, Max Level played Your Brain On Skatch - Chris Brown - Electronics
D. Skatchit says

FYI - all the recording was done in my home studio. T.D. Skatchit + guest playing in trios live!


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