KATE CARR

It Was A Time Of Laboured Metaphors

(Helen Scarsdale - HMS035) Cassette $7.50

The field recordist and lucid-dream composer articulate the remembrances, the concrete fact, and the deliberate exaggerations of detail, all in the pursuit of addressing human interaction with environment. Intertwined with the lugubrious wash of environmental detail is dissolved songwriting described in the distant past as “rural psychedelia.” Guitar swollen with ethereal blight cycles in soft whirlpools of drone and thrum as the gloom of an Irish rainstorm pours down a sewer drain. Electricity proves a noble tool as well, as Carr extract deadtones of unanswered calls from telephone wires, revealing the ghostly stains of human existence at a particular place.