BLACKHUMOUR

Capitulation

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The source material’s puritanism betrays both a libertinage of intent and depth of connotation latent in Fraser Hall’s illustrious and long-standing solo project. Since the early 1980s, blackhumour has investigated the cracks in common speech practice and the vacancy of the signifier. Vocal event is mined for stochastic determinism and glottal smut. Sapir-Whorf collides into Krafft-Ebing. It would be difficult to categorize this material as sound poetry, despite a focus on voice, breath and the subtle diversion of linguistic intent. Repetition and magnification direct the incremental units of a sound which focuses sonic density into a concrete minimalism. Edition of 100. C40
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