SPOONBENDER 1.1.1

Stereo Telepathy Academy

(Helen Scarsdale) CD $13.25

The San Francisco-based Spoonbender 1.1.1 outlines itself as the “tele-ambient dream self” of the critically-acclaimed, “populist avant-tronics and media group” I Am Spoonbender. Stereo Telepathy Academy takes spoken text from one film and overlays it onto images from another film; the score was composed while viewing a third unnamed film. As images of Cronenberg’s rarely seen Crimes Of The Future flickered, Spoonbender 1.1.1 radiated an inverted telekinetic minimalism of undulating tones supporting the third piece of the puzzle: spoken text from Cronenberg’s Stereo, a faux-documentary detailing a surgical procedure for the advancement of telepathic communication. The result is a sort of Wizard Of Oz / Dark Side Of The Moon for the mimetic engineering mindset.