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SHOEMAKER, MATT - Warung Elusion

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Trente Oiseaux TOC 022
Release Year: 2002
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €13.00

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Another newcomer from the minimal/silence/subliminal-composer-scene being gathered on Bernard Guenters Label...

УHis music consists of an ever-changing, intricate web of sounds defining spaces in constant transformation. It is very detailed, very present. Transitions between sound scapes, sometimes very slow and very gradual, sometimes very surprising, keep his music going; often different strata of time are present simultaneously. Matt is a master in building and sustaining tension by means of changes in density of sounds and events, as well as by modifying the frequency range of the spectra used. Another interesting quality of his music is that it brings the abstractness of concrete sounds taken out of their context to consciousness. I noted these general impressions while listening to the first of the two pieces, and i'd like to describe the second one in more detail: i can't help but think of it as an immense, surrealist electronic rain forest, filled with tiny noises, far-away calls, and sudden showers of rain. The piece builds up slowly to stay quite intense and urgent over a longer stretch of time, and, after a change in harmony, to end (and finally fade away) in weightlessly floating vastness.Ф [from the press release]