What’s New This Week
Eugene Carchesio---Apparently ferreted away for a good while, Room 40 came across these “experiments” by this varied and prolific Australian composer/musician. This is #2 in his minimal, rhythmic series called “Circle Music” that you’ll see go way beyond anything techno.
Peals----Bassist's from two different Baltimore acts converge to make an ethereal, contemplative and spirited record using practically anything but a bass guitar. If you’re in town, SEE THEM MONDAY AT APOTHECARY!
Sujo---Anytime Sujo sends us something we feel lucky. #12 or #13 in an ever growing discography finds showers of cavernous distortion and feedback but also moments of ambient drone and calm that provide range and dynamics to an already accomplished sound.
Mike Cooper----One hell of a guitarist/composer that has been following his own inner rhythms for some 40 years! Starting as folk-blues performer he has evolved into improvised electronic music, music for silent films, sound installations and more. Now he delves into the uncharted territory of tropical experimentalism! Been looking for something to replace your worn out Authur Lyman records? This should do it.
Taylor Duepree----Again, far from the bleeps and blips of techno comes this Brooklyn based sound artist that has spun a work that could fit quite nicely with Marcus Fischer, Lawrence English and Villages.
What's Old This Week
Bruno Maderna----A bit of a prodigy in Italy before the outbreak of WWII his name was connected to almost half of all contemporary music in his homeland as a conductor and composer. Closely associated with Luciano Berio and Luigi Nono he composed music at varies times using the twelve tone system, chance, electronics and musical styles galore. Here is a piece composed sometime around 1956 for magnetic tape that explores the mutation of a sound carried through a continuum of sorts.