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MCFALL, CHRISTOPHER - Four Feels for Fire

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Entr'acte E42
Release Year: 2007
Note: lim. 300 in special sealed silver bag
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €13.00


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"Christopher McFall is a Kansas City-based composer. He works with field recordings and analogue tape, whereby the latter is physically treated prior to being processed on a computer. Four Feels for Fire was composed during the summer of 2006, and represents the seemingly endless heat, grit and turbulence that is typical of that season in the mid-western United States. First edition of 300 copies."
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"This must be one of the most impenetrable albums that Ive heard recently. After five tries, though, I feel able to pronounce its quality as superior, yet a proper description still eludes me. In between the various
acknowledgements we find Miguel Tolosa, Jos Smolders and Asher Thal-Nir. But there is nothing really associable to those artists in terms of sonority; on a purely conceptual level, a comparison could be made with Marc Behrens recent Architectural commentaries 4&5 on this very label. Still, Four Feels for Fire is obscure, muddy in a way, analog-sounding, often subaqueous in its no-light-at-all character. It all starts from processed tapes of course, but whats on them seem to perennially revolve around a poetic of no escape, like in a world populated by hunched entities born to perform their one and only task, lacking any ambition to look for a better future. An aesthetically uninviting mixture of hissing interferences, groaning parabolas, urban malaise and gliding sonic slime that works wonders as a complement to the uncertainties of our own rationality, a swamp that we can easily fall and drown into without no one caring, bordering on an engrossing nocturnal landscape which no human has been able to see until now." [Touching Extremes]

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