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Re: [microsound] ? shirttrax
this is a review i wrote for my website, but haven't posted as of yet. also
contains a bonus review of deupree/chartier.
shirt trax _good news about space_ cd (or) 1999
taylor deupree & richard chartier _spec_ cd (12k 1007) 1999
two more CDs of minimalist pops, bleeps, hums and clicks. shirt trax
is a project of one member of ultra-minimal techno outfit snd and another
fellow; their take on the ?microwave? style is somehow a little giddier than
the more common faux-academic seriousness.
although I don?t think anything on this album is quite as good as their
track on the _decay_ compilation (ash int?l), some of the longer tracks are
quite entertaining, experimenting with actual rhythms and very slow movement
of sound waves through filtration and pitch bending. shirt trax don?t
modulate; they wriggle. tinnitus sufferers beware.
taylor deupree (minimal techno stalwart, head of the 12k label) and
richard chartier?s (minimal sound experimenter) _spec_ disc takes a more
laid-back, zen approach to the oeuvre, with small arcs and taps slowly
swelling across an absolutely blank sound canvas, with it?s strength lying
in the slowly evolving micro-rhythms and layers of delicate, glass-like
sine-resonances that take up the foreground, and the very subtle background
it kind of reminds me of noto?s ?kern.rotar? from _kerne_ (plate
lunch), but unlike many other microsound/minimalist records I don?t find
myself getting annoyed with the sheer repetitiveness of it; credit deupree
and chartier with finding an unexpectedly complex order in the cellular
chaos. bangin? on a subatomic scale.
(i apologize for not referencing deleuze, attali, vaneigem or derrida in
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