Dilloway, Aaron & Yeh, C. Spencer – “The Squid” – [Hanson Records]

Roland Blunt   2/29/2012   A Library, CD

The sonic collision of two midwestern experimental noisestronauts…Aaron Dilloway ( formerly of the post-industrial noise outfit Wolf Eyes ) and C. Spencer Yeh ( past collaborations with John Weise, Tony Conrad, and Ryan Jewell ). Tracks 1-3 were originally released as an LP, on Dilloway’s own Hanson Records label, in 2007…now re-issued with a 4th bonus track collage of the 3 movements from their out-of-print “False Speech” cassette. The aftermath is an example of classic psychedelic ambient noise…a haunted, abstract, nebulous, entrancing, disturbing, languid cacophony of sounds. This is far from aimless noodling, or a happy accident…tape loops, tape delay effects, tape-bow, violin, electronics, field recordings from Tibet, and effected vocals are deployed to produce a dark, elliptical din that elicits a disturbed mindscape into a seemingly ancient conflict.


CiM – “Do Not Multiply Models” – [Delsin/Ann Aimee Records]

Roland Blunt   2/27/2012   A Library, CD

Compilation of work from Londoner Simon Walley (aka CiM). Two 12-inch EPs and one 12-inch single spanning the years 1999 -2000….originally released on the Delsin and deFocus labels…digitally remastered (by electro-funk artist Dexter) and re-released by the Delsin deep electronica sub-label Ann Aimee (artwork provided by Delta Funktionen). These are gently crafted ambient, techno-tronic transmissions…mechanical, pensive, intricate, angular, paradoxical grooves. Imagine…icy warm, aggressively subtle and futuristically nostalgic beat-scape expressions of machine- elf DJs pressing toward a warm yonder…skipping through the burbling funkmosphere in a synth-esthetic reverie…the harmonious clockwork of the cryo-spheres….air-locked grooves…subdued nano-beats…modem-mentum…synth-sweeps, blips, bleeps, clicks, squeaks and squelches…the articulations and mutterings of a techno-geist.

Tracks # 4, 6, 9 are particularly satisfying, and Track 13 radiates some hip-hop particles. Original Vinyl EP containing Tracks #1-8 in A-Library

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