(Doubtfulsounds - DOUBT11) LP $22.50
Composed from field recordings made in French printing facilities, Offset is a sound document about the over-determined environment of a work place, a journey into the depth of the mechanical and industrial energy of rotary presses, and electroacoustic re-composition and manipulation. Both damaging and alienating by-product of the production process, the musical dimension of the recordings are marked by a hundred years of mechanical fantasies, (as cultivated by the Futurists, industrial music, and techno). The first side explores rhythmic patterns of five mechanical cycles; the second focuses on two fluxes and continuous phenomena. Edition of 300.