A Bun Dance

(Dungeon Taxis - DT01) CD $18.00

The Eagle Has Strayed in this 48-minute opus of lunar musique concrete right out of late '60s Hastings, New Zealand. These squiggly, stellar tapezones joyously light years ahead of time emerge on the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11's inaugural moonlanding, having originally sampled and plunged that stuttering, televised transmission into another sea of tranquility and magnificent desolation. Pilcher's peripheral figure hangs ghostlike on the edge of the front cover next to a poster of The Beatles' semaphore (which does not spell HELP, by the way) -- a revealing allusion to the duo's radical warpage, a preamble for the winding genealogy of NZ's later musical lab tests. TEDIUM HOUSE BEST OF 2009.