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The second collaboration by Karkowski and Xopher Davidson (Antimatter) slowly rattles one’s skeleton with gradually intensifying hums and buzzes and rumbles and drones and pulsations (and trots out plenty of onomatopoeia from ye olde noise almanac), until one’s bone marrow is more slippery than week-old cat piss pooled in a bean bag chair. Powerful and focused for 45 minutes. You can take it.


Edit For Unconscious

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“Arford’s ‘Drift Counter’ is a white wash of buzzer noise and open mic sizzle,” says Igloo Magazine. “At about 23 minutes the isolated energy of the mower-like sonics freeze the subconscious for a moment and stir-fry it back up again…. Drops of threatening noise taunt in Yau’s ‘Second Coming,’ like a griddling of some type of hovering being that gets caught in the radiant glow of drone. The track climaxes to a gas-like explosion which melts all in its course to the din of reverberation. Edit for Unconsciousness also includes Arford’s barely grounded ‘Headworms,’ originally released as part of a split mini-CD with the Haters. The piece has a molten core slow-roasting all in/outputs. Yau’s ‘Realia’ opens this recording with a quick cut-up-cum-slow-perk approach. Its mild side is nothing if not an eerie message from a force outside of our realm. Suddenly the plug is pulled and wavers out in slow motion. The drama invigorates and has the ability to give you the shakes.” From 2001



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Digital synthesized contact microphone recordings of simple fountains pouring water into 40-gallon steel trash cans. An electronic whirlpool of water sounds (of course), meaty drones, and metallic roars by this heavy composer with Mills connections. For fans of Hafler Trio, Francisco Lopez, Aube.


Desperate Attempts At Beauty

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At times startling, at others mysterious, Desperate Attempts at Beauty is an audio exploration of the damaged, and an excavation of inaudible murmurs from hidden recesses. With a strong pedigree in low-key noise and sound, Joe Colley of Crawl Unit should know how to spook a listener with the methodical patience of a thriller villain. An alien journey through a vast, rumbling institution.



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Longtime San Francisco-based sound artist, internationally known for his extensive discography as Crawling With Tarts, continues his microscopic exploration of dense sonic landscapes within volatile stases. Vitoj eavesdrops on pressurized states of compressed gas within hydrogen tanks, diaphanous vinyl recordings of archaic voices, and perilous work environments in the far east. Wicked dream-like.



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“Marchetti’s music abstracts sounds at points equal to Schaeffer and Ferrari,” according to a noted Dusted guest lecturer, “But an even closer reference point is Stockhausen’s Sans la Soleil…, although [it] channels more eclectic sources…. In “Passerele,” a fragment of wild organ brings a moment of warmth to a landscape of analog blurbs. [On] “Sirrus,” … sped-up sounds …balance … the darker drones below…. “Micro-climat”… uses a structure closer to field recordings than the abstract sequences of distortions that make up much concrète. Perhaps Marchetti owes a little to the acoustic-ecology of R. Murray Schafer … [though] Marchetti seems less worried … about decorating casual listening environments with a conceptual premise. Sirrus is a complex work, with each segment unfolding into a recurring motif of ambient noises…. [A] challenging, rewarding, and engaging experience….” From 2002. Sealed


Illusion is a Natural Condition

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The long anticipated collection of Dave Phillips and R.H.Y. Yau collaborations culled between 2000-2005. Phillips began his musical career when he was 17, co-founding the hardcore extremists Fear of God in 1987, whose increasingly faster, shorter, and noisier approaches to grindcore Philips realized were merely a springboard for more psychologically challenging and physically demanding artforms. Soon after Fear of God’s demise in 1989, he joined the actionist Schimpfluch-Gruppe which has followed the traditions of abjection and transgression as dictated by the Viennese Aktionists. Phillips has further developed these transgressions along with sociopolitical actionism in his solo efforts. Yau is a curator and sound artist who has been active in the sonic arts since 1993; his works are inspired by sound poetry, actionism, and the processes of musique concrète. Bored by academic cliques, Yau creates what he calls “action-concrète” -- organic synapses of voice, body, and raw materiality combined with raw electronics into sound experiences of both ultra-violence and absolute absurdity at the most base level. With ten lithographic reproductions of original drawings by Leif Elggren.



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Selected action-concrète noise from 1996 to 2000 (with guest appearances by Kazumoto Endo (Killer Bug) that’ll prep you for a body bag better than just about anything shy of a 150-pound meat tenderizer with your name on it. Coated with electronic rawness, Coagulation combines belligerent noisician-gone-wild screech with micro-crustaceous nastiness. Go ahead and jump.