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LILES, ANDREW - New York Doll

Format: do-CD
Label & Cat.Number: Infraction Records INFX013
Release Year: 2005
Note: calm ambience set against collaged voice recordings & cut-ups creating a quite unique & dense atmosphere.. back in stock last copies of his third work for INFRACTION, lim. 550, last copies !!
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Der Brightoner Knstler und Musiker mit dem Hang zu unwirklichen Atmosphren und surrealistischer Sprachverfemdung, besonders die zweite CD ist genial, sehr strange und dicht-dronend... !

Oh, schon der dritte full-length release von Liles, den ich bisher verpat habe, dafr kommt jetzt aber eine schicke, dicke 2CD mit allerhand Sound-Abenteuern, die es zu entrtseln gilt. Denkt an die feuchte Musik von COH und wie sie versuchen, statt nach vorne zu treten, sich um die eigene Achse drehen, um sich schlielich im Niemandsland verlieren. Oder denkt an die Musik des groen Labels Die Stadt, verquert und angramatisiert, zerbeult, mit einem Schu Coil und immer voll mannigfaltiger Pracht. Schwer zu sagen, was hier eigentlich wirklich passiert, aber gewi ist, dass Liles' Stimmfetzen, seine goldenen Loops und die kristallinen drones eine Aufmerksamkeit einfordern, die so manch hnliches Projekt als Lachnummer erscheinen lassen. Deep, very deep. [Ed Benndorf]

New York Doll is (in part) constructed from field recordings made in Sweden, the Czech Republic, France, USA and the UK. It is a transatlantic recording of parallel universes. Boston MA, USA versus Boston, Lincolnshire, UK. Sounds have been cross-fertilized, genetically modified and decay between locations and events. New York Doll is full of tiny details, nuances and waves of sound constructed from many places and sound sources. Anagrams of time and space co-exist in the music. An impossibly complicated matrix has been constructed for the listener to interpret and unravel. Liles fills out a busy 2004 (1 box set, a limited 6 vinyl, full-length on Nextera, 7 on klanggalerie, recordings and reconstructions with Bass Communion, Colin Potter, Nocturnal Emissions, Volcano the Bear, Andrew King among others) with his third full-length release on Infraction. Over 98 minutes spanning 2 CDs of strange and subtle ambience, calming yet uneasy arias interspersed with unexpected clicks and hollow thuds. Voices ask questions and there are no answers. Pretty golden loops cascade into a jumble of drones and geometric acoustic patterns of unfathomable glory that creek, bend, then shatter like falling crystal chandeliers. The fragments scatter and disappear into oblivion. This is a recording that is numerologically correct and anagrammatically active. [press release] (INFX 013)

....As I had the pleasure to see at least ten of his concerts in the USA, I know that Liles doesn't play the same tune every night, but rather has a few guidelines, a few sounds, that he mixes around when playing live. Sometimes the emphasis is more the synthesizer/ambient part, sometimes the taped sounds (people talking, girls singing, a telephone conversation) play the leading part. Still there is a great sense of inspiration from the likes of Nurse With Wound, but Liles nevertheless has a strong identity of his own. His collage work is set against a hybryd of drone related music, that can suddenly change mood and texture. It works quite intense at times. This double CD shows that Liles is also producer of great concert sounds. [FdW / Vital Weekly]


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